Ted Mulry Benefit Concert
InMusic&Media reports that at least five
bands from the past - Sherbet, Noiseworks, Autumn, Stylus and the
John Paul Young Allstars - will reunite for two benefit shows for
the ailing Ted Mulry of TMG, while Richard Clapton will team up with
some members from INXS. The shows will be held Friday March 9 and
Saturday 10 at the City Live nightclub in Sydney, with totally
different line ups each night. The Friday show includes John Paul
Young and the Allstars, Billy Thorpe, Ross Wilson, Richard Clapton
with Tim Farriss, Jon Farriss, and Garry Gary Beers (INXS), Russell
Morris, Gina Jeffreys, Tim Freeman, Stylus and TMG fronted by Ted's
brother Steve. The Saturday show has Sherbet, Rose Tattoo, Autumn,
Radiators, Mental As Anything, Noiseworks, Adam Brand and TMG again.
More acts will be announced. Radio stations around the country are
auctioning trips to Sydney for this two day event to help raise
money. Tickets are on sale via Ticketek.
INXS in the UK
INXS is confirmed to
perform at "The Big Issue" in July 2001 at the Milton Keynes Bowl,
England according to NME. (Note: The band has not
yet confirmed their participation in this festival.) Other artists
confirmed include Busta Rhymes, Biohazard, and Alisha's Attic;
close-to-confirmed artists include the Eurythmics, Bob Dylan, Tom
Petty, LL Cool J, and Sonique. Other rumored acts include Radiohead,
Oasis, Basement Jaxx, and Primal Scream. The three day event will
run July 27-29, and benefit the Big Issue Foundation, Shelter and a
number of homeless charities in the UK. Organisers are pitching the
concert as the "greatest charity event since Live Aid." Tickets for
the event are priced at 85 pounds for the three days, with none
available for individual days. Camping facilities on the Bowl's
40-acre site will also be available.
INXS Survivor Game
Davy Jones, an INXS
enthusiast, has created a hilarious on-line version of the famous
"Survivor" television show featuring INXS members and
INXS-associated people. The objective? To be the final survivor
standing! Fans do all the voting in this unique and clever game --
check out the action and participate at http://www.nightswimming.com/inxs.
Ted Mulry Benefit
InMusic&Media reports: Benefit concerts
are to be held in Sydney, and possibly Melbourne, in March for
guitarist and songwriter Ted Mulry who is battling cancer. The music
industry was quietly aware that Mulry, who led the Ted Mulry Gang in
the '70s ("Jump In My Car", "Darktown Strutters Ball"), had had
surgery on his adrenal gland and had a tumor removed from the brain.
But in recent weeks, the cancer has spread to his lungs and stomach.
Rumours are that Cold Chisel and Sherbet will reunite for shows to
raise money for his medical bills, with sets by Midnight Oil, the
Angels and the Hoodoo Gurus. Though INXS won't perform as a band, a
few of the members may appear at the event. Plans are for a similar
benefit concert to be held in Melbourne; failing that, an auction
will be held.
BBC Hutchence Program
Exclusive: The BBC will air a 15 minute program called "Michael
Hutchence's Rock Shrine" on Thursday, February 22 from 19.45-20.00.
This widescreen special follows family, friends and fans as they
gather at the memorial in Sydney built by his father to remember his
music and the tragedy that ended his life. The program will repeat
at the following times: February 23 (01.00-01.15), February 24
(00.00-00.15, 19.45-20.00), and February 25 (01.40-02.00). Check the
BBC Website for
The Swing Hits Platinum Mark
Exclusive: INXS' monumental fourth LP, The
Swing, has just been certified platinum (sales in excess of
1 million copies) by the RIAA in the United States. The landmark
work was initially released on November 19, 1984 and features such
classic INXS hits as "Original Sin" and "Burn For You."
Congratulations to INXS on this incredible achievement! (thanks to
Here is a rundown on the current US
certifications for INXS albums (in order):
Shabooh Shoobah (Gold)
The Swing (Platinum)
Listen Like Thieves (2x Platinum)
Kick (6x Platinum)
X (2x Platinum)
Live Baby Live (Platinum)
Welcome To Wherever You Are (Platinum)
Greatest Hits (Platinum)
CD101 Countdown Results
Columbus, Ohio recently completed a massive countdown of the Top
2001 most requested songs in the station's history. INXS placed on
the chart an amazing 23 times! Here are the tracks that made the
list: "Taste It" (1792), "Good Times" (1697), "Elegantly Wasted"
(1650), "The Gift" (1613), "I Send A Message" (1567), "Disappear"
(1494), "What You Need" (1314), "Devil Inside" (1259), "New
Sensation" (1092), "Need You Tonight/Mediate" (990), "Beautiful
Girl" (943), "Kick" (819), "Guns In The Sky" (749), "Bitter Tears"
(719), "Not Enough Time" (675), "Mystify" (639), "Don't Change"
(607), "Listen Like Thieves" (570), "Suicide Blonde" (537),
"Original Sin" (530), "Never Tear Us Apart" (521), "The One Thing"
(361), and "This Time" (311). The entire 2001 song chart is
available at the CD
101 website. (thanks to jeff blasinski)
Courtney To Play Paula?
Undercover reports that Courtney Love has said that she would
like to play the part of the late Paula Yates on film. There is
currently no movie scheduled on Yates, but Love insists that she'll
even write the script if she has to. Love told the Irish newspaper
The Star that she felt she and Yates had much in common; both
had battled alcohol and drugs, both had children to dead rock stars
and both had peroxide blonde hair. The difference is, Yates is the
one that could not overcome her drug problems, and unfortunately
died late last year. Love and Yates met not long before her death.
"We exchanged phone numbers and made plans to hang out" Love said,
"but I believe I met her for a reason, and now I'll bring her true
story to the world." (thanks to mitch robertson)
Single Debuts High
U2's latest single "Stuck In A Moment You
Can't Get Out Of" has debuted at #2 on the UK singles chart this
week. The song was written by Bono in honor of INXS frontman Michael
Hutchence. Visit INXSweb's Multimedia section to
listen to the haunting Bono/Hutchence duet "Slide Away.