October 24, 2002:
Top Of The Pops Contest
The veteran UK chart show is opening a new area on its official website devoted to famous acts that have graced the show over the years. Of course, the legendary INXS is included at http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp2/artists/i/inxs/index.shtml. On the INXS microsite is a detailed biography, discography, and audio and videoclips of their performances on Top Of The Pops. In addition, TOTP is running a competition where five lucky fans can win a copy of the new UK 2CD Definitive set. To enter the contest (which ends November 13) surf to http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp2/competitions/popups/inxs.shtml
INXS On Billboard Charts
INXS' latest US retrospective release, The Best Of, has debuted on the Billboard album charts at #144. Considering there's little new material on the album and that it's the band's third hits compilation in the states since 1994, this is actually a pretty respectable debut. Congratulations!
October 21, 2002:
INXS have announced that ex-Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens is now the
official seventh member of INXS. The band have been having a great time
touring together for the last few years, and look forward to recording a
brand new studio album in 2003. The band confirmed the permanence of
their singer during an interview on Australia's Today show.
INXS Starlight Gig
INXS performed last night at the Pacific Palms Resort, Coffs Harbour in
an end-of-season event for the Wallabies and the Australian Rugby Union.
The event was a combined charity fundraiser for NBN Telethon, who are
supporting the Starlight Foundation, the Police Citizen Youth Club, and
the Rugby Union Association who are fundraising for the families of two
local rugby boys who recently sustained serious injuries while playing.
INXS Chart In UK
One of INXS' new retrospective releases, the 21 track Definitive
INXS, has entered the official UK charts at #15 this week. The set
is boosted by the recent international dance hits "I'm So Crazy" by
Par-T-One vs INXS and "Precious Heart" by Tall Paul vs INXS.
Congratulations to the band!
Absolut has teamed up with INXS for the Absolut INXS poster campaign,
part of a new series on vintage album covers by the vodka giant. The
band celebrated the release of the new Aussie retrospective The
Years: 1979-1997 along with the debut of the campaign with a live
show on October 17 before some 400 guests at Sydney's Bohem nightclub.
Read more about the Absolut campaign at INXS.com.
INXS To Play Dominican
A show in the Dominican Republic has been announced to preview the
forthcoming December UK tour. The band will play the Altos de Chavon,
an outdoor venue in La Romana. The gig, planned for November 23, is on
sale now at http://www.ticketexpress.com.do.
October 20, 2002:
Sophie Monk, ex Bardot (Aussie 'Pop Stars') performed a cover of 'Need
You Tonight' at the Australian NRL Rugby League Football Grand Final
INXS will perform at a Drought Relief concert this Saturday Oct 26th
night at the Sydney Superdome along with other Aussie acts, including
The show will be telecast on Channel 9 Saturday 7.30pm. Brisbane time.
Great news for fans is that the gig will be webcast on
www.thebasement.com.au (thanks to ben webb)
October 18, 2002:
Rhino Records has an updated INXS site out at http://www.rhinorecords
.com/artists/inxs/. Included on the site is an INXS jukebox where
you can listen to new material, like the Dan "The Automator" remix of
October 10, 2002:
INXS has four new releases in US stores today: remastered editions of
Kick, X, and Welcome To Wherever You Are as well as
a new 21 track compilation entitled Best Of -- pick 'em up today!