Sunday Telegraph sheds more light on the forthcoming Hutchence
solo disc. The cover features a black and white photograph of Michael
by noted celebrity photography Herb Ritts. In addition, the article mentions
that UK jungle king Goldie has also contributed to the project. A limited-edition,
silver-embossed version of the album will be available in Australia for
its initial release, and the first single will be released on September
here to read the full article.
York Times has a report on Michael Hutchence's forthcoming October
solo album. New information includes the news that Bono from U2 apparently
contributed vocals to one of the songs that may make the album. In addition,
the article states: "In a departure from the more libidinous upbeat pop
of INXS, this album is much darker and more introspective, with an undercurrent
of contemporary electronic dance music replacing the shiny funk overlay
of INXS. At times, Hutchence's voice seems to speak from the moment of
death, with the chorus of 'just keep breathing' or 'I just want to slide
away and come alive again.' "The record was essentially done before he
died," [producer Danny] Saber said, brandishing a final mix of the record
in his hands. "People will hear it and know it's for real." (thanks
to karen gerard)
Stone reports that urban pop R&B rocker Maxwell is performing a "funkified"
cover of "Need You Tonight" during his current "Live 99" Summer US Tour.
from Paula Yates' continuing allegations of autoerotic asphyxiation as
the cause of Michael's death continues to grow. MTV Online gives a wrap-up
of the current battles between Yates and the Hutchence family, and also
includes more information on Michael's solo release.
to Tim Farriss, who turns 42 today! Congratulations!
of the millenium poll have finally been released! Never Tear Us Apart
is the deserved runaway winner, amassing nearly 2000 points in its run
to the top. Click here to check out the Top
Ten Favorite INXS Songs Of All-Time!
Stone Online reports that rumors of a legal duel between the family of
Michael Hutchence and the remaining members of INXS are completely false.
In addition, the article states that, "The two sides will work in conjunction
on a TV documentary, tentatively titled The Journey, that will
use home videos, previously unreleased footage and interviews to detail
the group's two-decade reign. [INXS lawyer] Bill Leibowitz says the documentary
is being financed by an Australian film company that will look to distribute
it worldwide some time next year, possibly on cable TV or in art-house
theaters in the U.S. Additionally, the release of a coffee-table book
of rare and private photos of the band and a final INXS album featuring
Hutchence will be timed to coincide with the release of the documentary.
Thus far, distribution deals have not been secured for either the book
or album." Click
here to read the full article. (thanks to john lundin)
to Noise has posted a revealing
look at Michael Hutchence's forthcoming solo record. Danny Saber previewed
eight of the tracks he has worked on to the article's author.
of the Max Q album in October will be an "enhanced" CD with multimedia
extras including the Max Q videos.
to Jon Farriss, who turns 38 today!
From Q Magazine
Online: Paula Yates continues to contest claims that lover Michael Hutchence
committed suicide in a new British documentary. In Excess: The Death
of Michael Hutchence (Channel Four, 17 Aug) will feature Yates and
Hutchence's brother Rhett discussing evidence which was never made public
at the official hearing into the INXS frontman's death. Both persist that
Hutchence did not take his own life but died accidentally during an attempt
to play out a sexual fantasy. As well as talking about Hutchence's death,
Yates (whose recent relationship with Finlay Quaye featured heavily in
the tabloids) speaks frankly about the couple's sex life and her lover's
attitude towards fatherhood. Hutchence father Kell also appears on the
documentary, declaring that Hutchence was a victim of his rock'n'roll
lifestyle and is convinced that his son committed suicide. The speculation
surrounding Hutchence's death and a series of legal complications have
seriously delayed the release of the solo album recorded by Hutchence
a week before his death in November 1997. V2 will finally release the
album in October. (thanks to sue morley and graham wood)
to today's Daily Telegraph, the family of Michael Hutchence has
launched legal action against fellow INXS band members to search for royalties
they claim are part of up to $25 million missing from the dead singer's
estate. Please click
here to read the full article. (thanks to gail warren)
lashed out at the article this evening, telling ABC Radio, "I think the
Telegraph story is just a load of rubbish, this accusation that
they (Kell's ex-wife and stepdaughter) are suing the other members of
INXS is totally inaccurate and it is out of context totally." Click
here to read the AP article on Mr. Hutchence's comments. (thanks
to gail warren)
interview with Terence Trent D'Arby has been posted at hangsuite.com.
Though many topics are discussed, D'Arby only refers to INXS on one occasion
in response to the following question: "Did playing with INXS make you
want to start performing again regularly?" His reply is available in Real
Audio by clicking here.
Best of all, the site contains a 30
second clip of D'Arby performing "Never Tear Us Apart" from the Stadium
Australia show in June. (thanks to stacy ambler)
Hutchence's solo effort will be released by V2 Records on October 19 in
the United States. The album will be available in Australia one week earlier
on October 11, and in the UK on October 18.
of inxsweb.com will now recommence. Though discussions with INXS' management
team are ongoing, I feel it is important to continue to keep INXS fans
abreast of current news and happenings. For those unaware of management's
actions and the response by the fan community, the INXS List archives
for July 1999 are available at http://www.netway.com/~sue/inxslist.htm.
A July 18 posting outlines my position on these issues. Your continued
support, understanding, and patience are greatly appreciated at this time.
written a song in memory of Michael Hutchence which will be included on
U2's next album, currently in the remix phase in Dublin. The album is
expected early next year. Bono and Hutchence became pals in the late 80s
when the pair bought neighbouring villas in the South of France. Bono
was reportedly devastated when he got the news of Hutchence's suicide.
Radio in Australia counted down their Top 104 acts of all-time last week,
with INXS finishing at #66. (thanks to michael talon)
'Rockpalast' music show is broadcasting part of INXS' Loreley concert
(June 1997) on Friday August 6th on channel 3Sat from 14:00-14:45 CET.
(thanks to richard davis)