An Excess of INXS - News

February 2002


U2 Grammy for Hutchence Tribute
U2 was a big winner at last night's Grammy Awards telecast, picking up four awards in all. Among the wins was "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of," which won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
In an interview with Launch prior to the telecast, Bono said that the song was inspired his close Aussie friend. "'Stuck In A Moment' was written for a friend of mine [INXS frontman Michael Hutchence] who kind of lost it all. In fact, he took his life, took his own life. All the kind of guilt and anger that went with that--like, the whole frustration in the first person, which is extraordinary--and I was asking myself, 'Why are you writing a song about your mate, but it's all about you?' And I think that was just really defensiveness at not having noticed somebody on the slide," he says. But Bono adds that he was careful not to castigate himself in the song's lyrics. "It's also very unsentimental and kind of very merciless, 'cause it's an argument with someone who's letting go of their, of their life and just kind of is on the slide."


Kylie speaks on Michael
Kylie Minogue, currently riding a wave of popularity thanks to her hit club album "Fever," was a guest of UK chat show host Michael Parkinson last night. During the interview, Kylie was asked about her former relationship with Michael Hutchence. "He was incredibly charismatic, intelligent, generous, funny and a fabulous storyteller. He was just larger than life but humble with it. I met him at a time in my life when I was ready to look at the world and it was like he took my blinkers off." Though she is contemplating marriage to British model James Gooding, a source in yesterday's Daily Mail adds "Kylie has never really gotten over Michael. It is the key to why she has had so many relationships over the years and why she has never been able to commit herself to anyone in particular."


INXS Return to USA
Are INXS finally returning to the United States this summer? The band attempted to put together a US tour with Midnight Oil and Men At Work last summer, but it fell apart at the last moment. Now comes word from Pollstar that the band is confirmed to play Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 23, 2002. In addition, Ticketmaster has the band playing at the Canyon Dinner Theater in Agoura Hills, California on June 2... Stay tuned, here they come!

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