The Basement has put together an hour-long audio/video package for broadcast
on Australia Day. It featured a collection of live performances from the
Basement studio by James Reyne, Kate Ceberano, Mark Lizotte, Skunkhour,
Tim Freedman, Iva Davies and Mental As Anything as well as INXS's set
with guest singer Terence Trent D'Arby at last year's opening of Stadium
Australia. The hour show was broadcasted at 9 am, noon and 3 pm. (Thanks
to Kerry Bergh).
broke fresh ground when he took to the Internet to give fans a first bite
at his new album. A posthumous single by Australian singer Michael Hutchence
was released to radio stations through the Internet. For the full story,
go to: Pop Stars Take to Net
in Record Industry Revolution
A very happy
birthday to INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence, who would have turned
Check the complete listing at The Michael
Hutchence Memorial Website for gatherings and parties happening around
has left the hospital and is receiving on-going treatment as an out-patient.
He is very appreciative of everyone's messages of support; the response
was so over-whelming that his mailbox overloaded! (thanks
Danny Saber has teamed up with Meat Beat Manifesto founder Jack Dangers
and 25-year-old Los Angeles vocalist Cope Till to create a new group "Spontaneous
Human Combustion." The band is described as a cross between Nine Inch
Nails and Massive Attack. Danny Saber is best known to INXS fans for his
work in producing Michael Hutchence's posthumous solo release. Check out
their official website for more information and a free MP3 download of
their first single "All For Nothin": http://shcombustion.com/
clips from Michael's album are currently available at ARTIST Direct Network's
Listening Station." The eagerly anticipated CD will be released in
the United States on February 22 through V2 Records.
brother Rhett Hutchence is recuperating in a Queensland, Australia hospital
following a serious motorcycle crash in Thailand two weeks ago. Please
email email@example.com if you would like to send a personal message
to Rhett in this difficult time. Well-wishers can also send mail to Rhett
directly: Ward 7B, the Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland AUSTRALIA.
Let's do our best to cheer him up!
is having a Michael Hutchence prize package giveaway in anticipation of
the album's US release on February 22. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
and leave your name, mailing address, and which contest you're entering!
The Music: Michael Hutchence" continues to air in repeats for the
next month. You can catch the one hour program on January 11 at 9pm and
11:30pm, January 15 at 8am, January 24 at 12pm, and February 5 at 9pm.
All times are EST.
solo album has finished at #60 on the year-end Australian ARIA Album chart.
in many millenium countdowns on radio and television stations around the
world. Here's the exclusive rundown of chart positions:
7 (Australia) "Australia's Ultimate Songs" -- New Sensation (3)
- The Edge
107.7 (Seattle) "The Top 1077 End Songs Of The Millenium" -- Never Tear
Us Apart (298), Need You Tonight (416), Don't Change (527), New Sensation
(679), Beautiful Girl (691), Devil Inside (825), Original Sin (971),
Suicide Blonde (1025), What You Need (1070)
Classic Rock (Netherlands) "Top 500 Rock Songs" -- Never Tear Us Apart
(225), Original Sin (435)
- Q101 (Chicago)
"The Top 1011 Songs Of All-Time" -- Never Tear Us Apart (119), New Sensation
(170), Kiss The Dirt (557), Original Sin (659), Beautiful Girl (728),
Not Enough Time (749), What You Need (873), I Send A Message (977)
- The Music
Factory TV Show (Netherlands) "Millenium Top 1000" -- Need You Tonight
(215), Never Tear Us Apart (679)
- MTV Asia
"Top 2000 Videos Of All-Time" -- Need You Tonight (62), The Gift (193),
Devil Inside (646), New Sensation (890), Never Tear Us Apart (1097),
Suicide Blonde (1331), Disappear (1674), Elegantly Wasted (1800)
- Much Music
(Canada) "Century Countdown" -- Need You Tonight (72)
Radio (UK) "Top 500 Songs Of The Millenium" -- Mystify (50), Need You
Tonight (183), Never Tear Us Apart (306), New Sensation (425)
(AOL) has announced the appointment of music industry veteran Evan Hosie
as Programming Director of Music. Hosie, who will be based at AOL's Culver
City, California, offices will serve as strategic and operational leader
for AOL's extensive music content. Before becoming a pioneer of music content
on the Internet, Hosie worked as an artist manager, publicist and journalist.
As president of BATS (Bands Across The Sea), she represented Men At Work
and helped negotiate deals with Capitol/EMI, MCA and other labels. President
of Thank Evan Public Relations, she represented such superstars as Ted Nugent
Year from An Excess of INXS! The oldest and most popular INXS internet
site will continue to grow in the year 2000 -- stay tuned for details!
The Music: Michael Hutchence" premieres January 9 at 11am, 9pm, and
11pm EST (GMT-0500) (USA). The following is the press release for this
Hutchence became an international rock and roll superstar in the 1980s,
fronting the Australian pop band, INXS. And though his celebrity never
faded, his impact on the pop music charts certainly did. In the '90s,
Hutchence turned into a target for the tabloid press, who were much more
interested in who he was dating, than what kind of music he was recording.
A freak accident in '92 robbed Hutchence of his senses of taste and smell
and initiated a depression that continued for years. In the mid '90s,
Hutchence had an affair with Paula Yates, the wife of Sir Bob Geldof,
which would result in the birth of his daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger
Lily. However, the public scandal surrounding his affair with Yates, and
Yates' divorce/custody battles with Geldof (over their 3 children) were
too much for him to bear, and Hutchence's depression worsened. In November
of '97, Hutchence and INXS returned to Australia for the last leg of their
20th Anniversary tour. He was found dead on November 22nd, in his Sydney
hotel room. Interviews include: Hutchence's father, Kell; his brother,
Rhett; his mother, Patricia Glassop; his sister, Tina; Hutchence's good
friends Greg Perano and Nick Conroy, as well as U2 frontman, Bono, who
knew Hutchence for years and sang on his solo album (on one track called,
"Slide Away"), due out in February 2000. Plus, Martha Troup, one of INXS'
longtime managers, and David Fricke, a senior editor at Rolling Stone
gatherings to celebrate Michael Hutchence's birthday on January 22 are
currently being organized worldwide. For information on parties happening
around the globe, check Michael's
programs will air on VH-1 (UK) on January 22, 2000: Egos and Icons, VH-1
To One (interview), Greatest Hits of INXS, INXS Uncut (five song session
featuring "Elegantly Wasted," "Just A Man," "Girl on Fire," "Suicide Blonde"
and "What You Need"), and Live Baby Live (one hour edit). In addition,
INXS finished #76 on VH-1 (UK)'s millenium 100 countdown. Congratulations!
(thanks to richard davis and russell henderson)