appearance on Australia's 60 Minutes this past weekend in Australia
is making news headlines around the world. She doesn't believe Michael
committed suicide, and she is talking to lawyers about overturning the
coroner's verdict. "I will be making it abundantly clear that because
of information that I and only I could know about Michael... I cannot
accept the verdict." I have several news stories on this subject on the
twelve songs at the "Night of the Hunter" benefit show on March 27 in
Sydney. He jammed with Richard Clapton, Jack Jones, Margaret Urlich, Jenny
Morris, and many more over the course of the evening.
Jon is set
to judge Perth's upcoming 'Drum Mania IV' local drum competition. He will
also be performing.
and Paula's daughter, Tiger, will be christened tomorrow at an unnamed
Birthday to Andrew Farriss!
was in Adelaide a few weeks ago to produce the recording of a 5 track
EP for his brother's (Drew) band called COO at Adelaide's Hippo Studios.
Kirk was also briefly interviewed by Australia's Channel 7 news where
he confirmed the end of INXS but added the band will go on in a different
form. (What exactly that means is unclear.)
interview with Paula Yates will air on Australia's 60 Minutes this
weekend. Paula, though currently in Australia visiting with Michael's
father among others, taped the interview while in London and at her beachfront
cottage she once shared with Michael.
not appear at the March 27 "Night of the Hunter" benefit show for Mark
Hunter as originally planned. Garry is still on the bill to perform, though.
One of Michael's
housing properties is to be auctioned off today by Ray White at the Sheraton
Mirage Resort QLD - right in the centre of the Gold Coast. The property
is 13-17 La Spezia Court, Isle of Capri in Queensland, Australia. The
pre-auction estimate is around AUS$1 million. For more information on
the property, click here.
investigation, it has been revealed that Michael was not at all bankrupt.
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily, his one and a half year old daughter, will
inherit half of her father's $32 million fortune. Michael created a web
of complex investments to shield his money from relatives he wanted nothing
to do with. The other half of Michael's estate will be divided between
his father and Heavenly's mother, Paula Yates. Some sums of money will
also go to Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.
was a short article printed in Melbourne's Sunday Herald-Sun:
Shawn Deacon says there was something special in the air at the recent U2
show in Sydney"
A clap of
thunder accompanied by lightning startled the concert crowd not long after
U2 started the song One, dedicated to late Aussie rock star Michael Hutchence.
"Everyone there was amazed how it was only during this particular part
of the night that the lightning started flashing," she said. "It was as
though Bono and Michael were talking to each other. Of course, at Michael's
funeral, which was on a stinking hot day, there was a huge flash of lightning
and clap of thunder when they brought his coffin out of the church and
put it into the hearse." Deacon said INXS planned to release an album
of out takes and rare tracks later this year. A Michael Hutchence solo
album is also receiving the finishing touches. Meanwhile U2 singer Bono
revealed to the Sunday Herald Sun that Hutchence had been a strong political
and social campaigner. "Michael was really concerned with what was happening
in East Timor, for example," Bono said.
entitled "Night of the Hunter" will be held at the Selinas in Sydney on
March 27. The show is for Mark Hunter, the lead singer of the Australian
band Dragon, who is suffering from throat cancer. Garry and Jon are confirmed
to be appearing at the event. Other acts on the line-up are members of
Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Men At Work, Mental As Anything, Todd Hunter,
Richard Clapton, Jack Jones, and many many more. If you'd like to help
out Marc's fight for life but can't make it to the show, you can send
a donation to Good Vibrations, P.O. Box KX300, Kings Cross, NSW, 2011,
its Sydney concert on February 27 to Michael, who was close friends with
Bono. The tribute took place in front of Michael's family, friends, and
fans at Sydney Football Stadium. Four INXS members (all save Tim) were
also in attendance. Midway through the third encore - after playing the
song "Wake Up Dead Man," Bono said, "Just wanted to say goodbye. In front
of his family, his band mates, and his friends. Just wanted to say goodbye.
So goodbye Michael." The group then launched into it's hit "One" during
which Bono stopped singing and said, "Turn the lights off, turn all the
lights off." The band continued playing in darkness for about a minute
before the lights slowly started returning. U2 then walked off stage to
the strains of "Never Tear Us Apart," leaving an emotionally charged audience,
many of whom were hugging each other or crying. Among the friends in attendance
at the show were members of Midnight Oil, former girlfriends Kylie Minogue
and Helena Christensen, Danni Minogue, Laurence Fishburne, and Keanu Reeves.