INXS CD details
Billboard Online reports that Rhino
Records has issued details on INXS upcoming discs, due in stores
June 4 to coincide with the band's US tour. Arriving that day is
The Best of INXS, a 21-track, single-disc collection
featuring two new songs with vocals by Hutchence, alongside
remastered, expanded versions of the group's platinum Atlantic
albums Kick, X, and Welcome to Wherever You
The Best of INXS features the group's
seven top-10 hits -- "Need You Tonight," "Devil Inside," "New
Sensation," "What You Need," "Never Tear Us Apart," "Disappear," and
"Suicide Blonde" -- alongside other singles and choice cuts. Also
featured are two previously unreleased songs, the 1990 X
outtake "Salvation Jane" and the 1992 track "Tight," an outtake from
the Welcome to Wherever You Are sessions. The set comes
packaged with liner notes written by the band.
group's 1987 breakthrough, Kick, which hit No. 3 on The
Billboard 200, will be reissued with two previously unreleased bonus
tracks, "Jesus Was a Man" and "The Trap," as well as the b-side
"Move On" and a remix of "Mystify." Its 1990 follow-up, X,
will feature the previously unreleased song "Waiting To Be Free,"
the B-side "Deepest Red," and three demos: "Who Pays The Price,"
"Dark of Night," and "Salvation Jane."
The new edition
of 1992's Welcome to Wherever You Are will include the
previously unreleased tracks "The Answer" and "Indian Song," as well
as alternate versions of album tracks "Wishing Well," "All Around,"
and "Heaven Sent." All reissues will come packaged with new liner
notes and photos of the group.
Nine new dates revealed
Pollstar has announced the
second set of dates on INXS' upcoming North America 2002 tour. The
dates, listed above on this website, include dates in New York,
Chicago, and Milwaukee, among others. Ticket onsale information will
be announced shortly -- more dates to come!
New INXS CDs on the way!
From USA Today: An excess of
INXS awaits fans of the Australian rock band as it resurfaces in the
USA after a long absence. The group that rose to fame on such hits
as Need You Tonight, New Sensation and Devil Inside unleashes a
greatest-hits collection and three reissues June 4 on Rhino/Atlantic
to coincide with its first U.S. tour in five
INXS retreated from recording and touring after
the 1997 death of charismatic singer Michael Hutchence and returned
to the stage in 2000 with Jon Stevens handling vocals. The four
releases chronicle a storied career by the band, which sold 30
million records worldwide. The Best of INXS offers seven top
10 hits, plus outtakes and alternate versions. Demos and unreleased
tunes supplement the remastered versions of 1987's Kick,
1990's X and 1992's Welcome to Wherever You
Liner notes for the hits collection include
recollections by surviving band members. Bassist Gary Beers writes,
"We worked so ridiculously hard to make records and to get our shows
to every corner of the globe that we never gave ourselves time to
reflect. Unfortunately, now we have one less member to reflect
with." (Edna Gundersen)
INXS Street Teams
Attention INXS fans!
INXS are forming Street Teams in your area to help spread the word
about band news, upcoming events and the 2002 Tour. Street Team
members in the the US will be asked to get out into their
communities to pass out flyers, stickers, postcards and generally
talk up news about the band.
Of course, there are
opportunities for Street Team members in the rest of the world and
those who want to help but can't actually hit the streets! Those
Street Team members can help out by spreading the word by visiting
chat rooms, message boards, etc.
We just need
responsible, outgoing, INXS loving people...we will supply you with
all the materials and information you need. Best yet...street team
members will receive exclusive INXS Street Team gear and have
chances to win some cool INXS prizes. Tour dates are coming up soon
so we are looking to move very fast.
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us
where you live and if you'll be able to hit the streets or hit the
chat rooms, or both! A Street Team representative will get back to
you with info and instructions.
"Hutchence Fortune Diminished"
Herald Sun reports: The family of Michael Hutchence believed
he was worth more than $10 million when he died in November 1997.
But the final distribution accounts for the estate of the
37-year-old rock star reveal he had only about $60,000 to show for
his years at the top of the music world. And his family will see
none of that. Hutchence's will - dated October 1996 - allocated half
his wealth to his daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily, at age 25,
and equal shares to his mother, father, half-sister, brother, and
lover Paula Yates. But the first $1 million realised from the estate
had to be split between Greenpeace and Amnesty International. In a
March 4 letter to beneficiaries, lawyers for executor Mr Andrew Paul
wrote that all matters had been finalised except for the sale of
three guitars and oil paintings worth about $20,000 held in a safety
deposit box at a Monaco bank. Hutchence's mother Patricia Glassop
said yesterday: "Would anyone seriously believe that Michael did not
want to leave anything to his family, including Tiger? He drove an
Aston Martin, his personal effects were stored in homes around the
world ... yet we are supposed to believe he owned none of these
INXS 2002 North America Tour
it here first! It's been ten days since we first broke the news that
INXS would tour the US, but at long last the band has confirmed
dates. INXS will embark on an historic 40 city tour of North America
kicking off May 30 in Anaheim with "special guest" Jon Stevens on
lead vocals. As always, INXSweb.com will have up-to-the-minute tour
schedules and ticket information as data becomes
Although the band do not have new material
for the tour, a new Greatest Hits compilation will soon be released
(#3) with a previously unreleased song "Tight". Mark and Brian at
KLOS Los Angeles gave the song an airing last