August 24, 2000:
"Coyote Ugly" Gaining Speed
soundtrack to the current film Coyote Ugly continues to
improve on the sales chart. The album, which features INXS' "Need
You Tonight," posted an increase of more than 12,000 units over last
week's numbers and -- with weekly sales totaling nearly 67,000
copies -- just missed the top 10.
August 22, 2000:
New INXS Cover
Exclusive: The band Incision performed a great cover of INXS'
classic early hit single "Just Keep Walking" on Saturday August 19
at the Sydney club Phoenix. The gothic-sounding group dedicated the
song in Michael's memory. Check out Incision's official website for more
information. (thanks to daniel stewart)
August 18, 2000:
Aftermath Of Cancelled Tour
around the world have widely reported on the cancellation of INXS'
mini-tour of New Zealand. Links to several online news articles can
be found in the Media
section of this site.
Some of the articles make inflammatory statements bound to stir
debate among the INXS faithful. Music365 writes, "INXS have had to
cancel their tour of New Zealand because of poor ticket sales. The
blow raises serious questions over whether the band can ever tour
again without late frontman Michael Hutchence." Rolling Stone Online
simply states, "It looks like Michael Hutchence is irreplaceable
after all." What do you think about the tour cancellation? Is INXS
doomed to forever remain in Michael's long shadow? Or is this merely
a temporary setback? Post your opinions on the INXSweb
Message Board and the INXS email list --
let the debate begin!
August 17, 2000:
Coyote Ugly Sales
Exclusive: The biggest album sales gainer of the week in the
United States is the soundtrack to Coyote Ugly, up a whopping
29,000 units over last week's figures. Despite the Disney film's
second-week slump at the box office, the soundtrack shows legs,
shifting more than 54,000 copies in its second week to move from #61
to #19 on the charts. The album features INXS' classic hit "Need You
INXS Tour Cancelled
Next week's INXS with Jon Stevens
concert dates have been cancelled, it was announced yesterday. The
four shows, scheduled at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and
Palmerston North, were cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Read the
August 16, 2000:
Happy birthday to INXS
guitarist Tim Farriss, who turns 43 years young today! Today is also
INXS' 23rd anniversary -- the band formed on this day back in 1977.
Congratulations on another milestone year :)
August 11, 2000:
INXS To Play Olympics?
line-up for the Opening Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics has been
announced. The three official theme songs that will be performed are
"The Flame" (Tina Arena), "Dare To Dream" (John Farnham and Olivia
Newton-John), and "Heroes Live Forever" (Vanessa Amorosi). The three
Australian-composed songs were selected from approximately four
thousand songs submitted for consideration, including an original
composition by Andrew Farriss and Yothu Yindi. Though INXS will not
appear at the Opening Ceremonies, Billboard
Online reveals that the band is strongly rumoured to be
appearing at the Closing Ceremonies on October 1. INXS mates Savage
Garden have already signed on to perform their hit "Affirmation" at
the Closing Ceremonies celebration.
Tim Farriss = Celebrity Gardener
On Monday August 14, a
production crew from Channel 9's (Australia) "Burke's Backyard" will
head down to Tim's farm at Kangaroo Valley. The show is a
gardening/lifestyle program and Tim is the Celebrity Gardener for
this week. The show is shown across Australia each Friday night and
the program will air on August 18 at 7:30pm AEST.
August 10, 2000:
Everyone here at
INXSweb.com would like to wish Jon Farriss a very very happy
birthday! Jon turns 39 years young today.
Australian Tour Support
The Brisbane-based duo Skinpop
has been tapped to open for INXS during the two-night Jindabyne
stand, which is serving as warm-up for the New Zealand tour. Skinpop
is touring in support of their self-titled five song EP, available
through their official site Skinpop.net.
August 8, 2000:
New Zealand Tour Support
The New Zealand
band Zed will open for INXS on their upcoming four-date tour with
Jon Stevens in New Zealand (August 20 to 25.) Zed recently recorded
their debut album "Silencer," out August 11, at INXS bassist Garry
Gary Beers' Mangrove Studios in NSW Australia. Beers mixed the
album, and David Nicholas (engineer for "Kick" and "X") produced it.
Zed has had great chart success in New Zealand with their debut
singles "Oh! Daisy," "I'm Cold," and "Glorafilia." A fourth single,
"Renegade Fighter," is due out later this month. The band's
guitar-pop sound is said to have been influenced by the Beatles,
Crowded House, and 90's Brit-rock artists Blur and Radiohead.
For more information on this promising up-and-coming band, please
visit Zedquarters.com, the official
INXS' seminal 1988 classic "Need You
Tonight" appears prominently in the new film Coyote Ugly. The
song is also on the accompanying soundtrack, which is available for
purchase from Amazon.com.
August 1, 2000:
New Hutchence Book Nears Release
Man," a biography of Michael Hutchence written by his sister, Tina
Hutchence, and mother, Patricia Glassop, will be released on October
20 by publishers Sidgwick and Jackson. The book is now available for
pre-order on the UK site of Amazon.com.