made an appearance on Australia's Network 10 program 'Sports Tonight'
on the evening of January 26. He was attending a social cricket day at
Gordon Cricket Club (Chatswood Oval on Sydney's North Shore). He actually
played in the match which was to honour veteran NSW cricketer Phil Emery.
Tim, in a quick comment to the reporter, referred to the cricket oval
when he said (sic): "Performing on that stage out there is quite different
to the stage I am used to performing on". (thanks to vince)
Triple M recently counted down their Top 104 albums of all-time. Kick
was #71, and the ground-breaking The Swing finished at an amazing
#5! The only albums to rate higher than The Swing were albums by
the Beatles, Cold Chisel, Led Zeppelin, and The Eagles. (thanks
to bruno andrighetto)
Triple M just completed a massive run-down of the Top 1001 songs of all-time.
INXS charted an amazing 22 times! Here are the tracks that made the list:
The Swing (997), Burn For You (965), New Sensation (942), By My Side (891),
Need You Tonight (842), I Send A Message (793), Just Keep Walking (746),
Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain) (703), Stay Young (655), What
You Need (605), The One Thing (568), To Look At You (513), Black And White
(444), Kick (396), Original Sin (357), Dancing On The Jetty (311), Devil
Inside (269), Never Tear Us Apart (180), Listen Like Thieves (136), The
Loved One (87), Don't Change (64), and Good Times (35). The full listing
is available at Triple M's
n World has published its survey of the Top 100 all-time albums as
voted for by the public. Elegantly Wasted finished at #96 with
2,110 votes, while Kick placed at #15 with an amazing 16,012 votes.
(thanks to karen gerard)
104.7 in San Francisco named Elegantly Wasted the 94th best
album of 1998 during its 1998 Year In Your Ear Weekend. Never mind that
the album was released in April 1997 -- it's just great to see Elegantly
Wasted still making year-end countdowns! (thanks to
Hits was the 71st biggest seller of 1998 in Australia according to
the ARIA charts.
A very happy
birthday to INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence, who would have turned
will spend Michael's upcoming birthday mainly in solitude with his wife
Susie. At sunset Kell and Dennis Patterson will meet fans on the foreshores
of Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour, near to where Michael's ashes were scattered
this time last year. Mario and Jacky Ferrari from Switzerland, and Diane
Dufais from The Netherlands are just some of the fans that have come in
from overseas to celebrate Michael's memory. A gathering organized by
fans will also take place at Sydney's Hard Rock Cafe. The band will remember
Michael in private. (thanks to dennis patterson)
39th birthday approaches on the 22nd, fans around the world are getting
ready for get-togethers to celebrate his memory. For a complete listing,
please visit Stazya's excellent Michael's Annual Global Birthday Bash
and INXS Celebration '99 page for more details (link down).
in the UK recently counted down their Top 500 songs of all-time. INXS
appears four times on the chart: "Never Tear Us Apart" (389), "Need You
Tonight" (249), "Mystify" (102), and "New Sensation" (79). The complete
list is available at Virgin's website.
also contains a 30 second clip of INXS performing "What You Need"
acoustically in 1997 at the Virgin Radio Studios in London. A live version
of "Crazy You," a song that Andrew Farriss produced for the Scottish band
Gun in 1997, is also available at Virgin's site.
article appeared in yesterday's The
heartthrob Russell Crowe, is being tipped to take the lead role in a new
biopic about the life of late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. The LA
Confidential star, who fronts his own rock group Thirty Odd Foot of
Grunt, has been offered the role by producers of the movie. Apparently
the film will trace the lives of all six band members from their humble
beginnings as a bar band to the pinnacle of their success in the late
eighties with the hit album KICK. One production source says, "It will
be the group's entire history and about how they conquered the world after
slogging their guts out for years. It won't all be pretty. It'll have
all the sex, drugs and hard times too." [I have it on good
authority that this report in The Sleaze is not true. Russell Crowe is
not going to portray Michael in an upcoming film - ed.]
Year! 1999 looks to be a very busy year for INXS. On the horizon are a
new album by INXS, a solo album from Michael Hutchence, two more Michael
biographies, a possible INXS documentary film, and much more. Let's hope
it's a year to remember!
all who voted in December's poll of "What is your favorite solo Michael
Hutchence song?" The winner with 135 votes is Rooms For The Memory
from the Dogs In Space soundtrack. Right behind it was Michael's
version of Iggy Pop's The Passenger which appeared on the Batman