was a guest on Good News Weekend, an Australian television program
on June 20th. The show is a humorous gameshow examining current media
issues. At the end of the program he played the sax during the outtro
song. Kirk's partner Louise Hegarty was a guest a few weeks ago.
birthday to Garry Gary Beers!
Michael's father, successfully underwent surgery this morning involving
his heart and carotid arteries. Best wishes to Mr. Hutchence (affectionately
known as "Daddio") on a quick recovery. He is in our prayers. If you'd
like to send a card, the address to use is: PO 857 Mona Vale NSW 2103
On the heels
of a full-page story two weeks ago in Entertainment Weekly focusing
on the fallout folowing Michael's death, the July issue of Details
has a much more interesting article on Michael's growing interest in films.
It features quotes from Michael's costars in the upcoming Limp
as well as information on Michael's character in the upcoming independent
reports the following update on Michael's sad estate battle:
newspapers query the fate of INXS singer Michael Hutchence's $30 million
fortune, one of its executors, Colin Thomas Diamond, has told the Queensland
Supreme Court he no longer wants to be involved in the division of his
former friend's assets. The move comes six weeks after some of Hutchence's
relatives filed legal action against Diamond and co-executor, Andrew Morrison
Paul, over the removal of an estimated $25 million worth of assets from
Hutchence's estate. Relatives were told in writing that assets Hutchence
claimed to own, including a $1 million house on Surfers Paradise and a
$1.3 million bowling alley in Sydney, were not his. Not included in the
estate are his publishing rights and record royalties, his villa in the
south of France where he entertained the likes of Bono and Elle Macpherson
(and in which his sister Tina got married), his London house, a Gold Coast
development property and a tourist development on Lombok near Bali in
issue of Q features an interview with Nick Cave, who briefly spoke
on singing at Michael's funeral:
was a very difficult tour," he winces, "difficult even beyond Michael
dying. There was a lot of nonsense going on that made the whole tour difficult."
about singing Into My Arms at the funeral? It can't have been an easy
thing to do.....
it was a good idea that I sing it. I was very good friends with Michael
- someone with whom the last thing I'd talk about was music, but I think
he liked that song a lot..."
before answering, momentarily drifting into circumspection.
it was very difficult to play that song at the funeral... It's one of
the most difficult things I've ever had to do. It was very... difficult....
but I managed to get through it without fucking up, and I'm glad I did