BIRTHDAY TO ANDREW FARRISS!
this week has a feature on the movies that musicians like the most. Michael
Hutchence chose A Streetcar Named Desire Directed by Elia Kazan
(1951). He writes, "I was just watching it in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
You can hardly understand what Brando's saying. I tried to be unhyped
about it, but he sucked me in. He was quite slim then, wasn't he? A bit
of a bod."
radio airplay figures for Elegantly Wasted in the US are outstanding!
The song is in the top 40 on a whole bunch of radio charts, including
two top ten showings in the AAA format. Plus, all of these chart numbers
were bulleted, which means that there was a significant move. BDS, the
company that detects when songs are played on the radio, reported tons
of plays at all formats. Check this out: the song was played 1,166 times
on Modern Rock stations in the past week! Also, the video has now been
added to MTV in Active rotation. Start those requests now - let's bump
that baby up to a higher rotation! MTV's email address is email@example.com.
The rotation on VH-1 has been increased to Large, so you should be able
to see it more easily now. Finally, for those with the Box, selection
number is 565.
Top Of The Pops, the most influential chart show in the UK, last
night. Among the other acts that appeared last night are Gina G, Lisa
Stansfield, and Boyzone (ugh). The show was hosted by none other than
former Michael flame, Kylie Minogue.
the LA and Chicago shows sold out as expected soon after going on sale
today. (NYC sold out two days ago in about 10 minutes.)
Dates! Check out Tour Information for the important details! Hopefully,
there won't be any more rescheduling -- just more added shows! :)
feature on human rights issues appears in Alternative
Press as an interview with Michael Hutchence. Well worth reading.
Wasted continues to do really well on US radio. The latest statistics:
The song was #1 Most Added at Adult Top 40, #3 Most Added at AAA and Rock,
#4 Most Added at Modern Rock and #1 Most Increased Airplay at Top 40,
AAA and Modern Rock. Keep requesting the single on your favorite local
radio station -- that's the key to success!
in a recorded interview yesterday on "O-Zone," a UK television program.
to check out the latest additions to the Interviews & Articles page.
Among the new articles posted is a fantastic write-up in Billboard Magazine.
Wasted has entered the UK Top 40 Singles chart at #20. Way to go guys!
It is the band's first single since 1994's excellent The Strangest
Party (These Are The Times).
Wasted is the #1 most added single of the week on Top 40, AAA, Modern
Rock, and Adult Contemporary radio stations in the US! It was the #2 most
added song at Rock and Active Rock stations. The video is also now airing
performed Elegantly Wasted live on the French television station
CANAL+ last night.
are everywhere! In addition to what's posted under Interviews &
Articles, INXS is currently mentioned in the April issues of Arena
and Loaded. If anyone has the articles, and would be so kind as to type
up a transcript for inclusion in the web site, I (and countless other
fans) would greatly appreciate it!
taped recently with the band will be aired on MTV Latino this Friday.
for Elegantly Wasted has been officially released today in the
UK! Go out and buy your copies this week!
for the Elegantly Wasted singles, due out tomorrow in the UK:
- CD1: EW
Need You Tonight
Original Sin (Epic Adventure)
I'm Only Looking (Morales Bad Yard Mix)
- CD2: EW (radio edit)
EW (shagsonic remix)
EW (shagsonic dub)
EW (g force and seiji remix)
limted edition with four postcards
- MC: EW (radio edit)
Need You Tonight
no US release planned for the single, so get in touch with your favorite
performed a smoking version of their new single, Elegantly Wasted
last night on the UK television program, TFI Friday.
for Elegantly Wasted hits stores on MONDAY in the UK!
Radio 1 gig for Comic Relief will be broadcast on the UK station on the
Nicky Campbell show from 14:00 to 16:00 GMT on Tuesday, March 11. Radio
1, by the way, has put Elegantly Wasted on its coveted A-List
for maximum airplay!
"INXS Day" on Virgin Radio. The band performed acoustic versions of Everything
I Do, a new song, and What You Need.
appear on TFI Friday again this upcoming Friday the 7th in the UK to perform
their new single, Elegantly Wasted.
NME had a
brief mention of INXS this week: "...We must relate a hair-raising tale
of near death involving those lovely INXS lads. Our Colorado correspondent
reports that, during a gig in an old opera house in Aspen - their first
gig in three years - the audience were so frenzied that the floor almost
collapsed into the offices of VH1 on the floor below! It was only the
desperate efforts of the terrified VH1 staff in building impromptu supports
out of tables/chairs/filing cabinets that prevented the gig finishing
a storey lower than it started..."
performs tonight in London for Radio 1 and Comic Relief.
show aired for the first time last night. The set list is New Sensation,
Elegantly Wasted, Listen Like Thieves, Devil Inside, Need You Tonight,
Never Tear Us Apart, Everything I Do, What You Need, Searching, and Don't
Show (the UK's most popular music promo video program) debuted the video
for Elegantly Wasted today, and will play it again on next week's
program, which is two days before the single is released in the UK.
March 5 is
being designated as "INXS Day" at Virgin Radio. The station will play
INXS tracks throughout the day, and then starting at 5PM GMT, the band
will perform LIVE unplugged songs on the air.
Michael Hutchence is appearing on the Virgin Breakfast show (7 am - 10
am GMT) sometime next week (March 3 - March 7). It's safe to assume he'll
appear on March 5, "INXS Day" at Virgin. Remember, you can hear Virgin
Radio UK anywhere in the world using RealAudio -- just head on over to