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November 2002

November 22, 2002:

Almost unbelievable, but it's five years ago today that Michael Hutchence died in Sydney, Australia. Please take a moment to remember and honor the charismatic man we all idolized, admired, and respected for decades. Michael may be gone, but his legacy remains vibrantly alive!

INXS Score In Rock Poll
The Triple M radio network in Australia recently had listeners vote on the "Most Important Rock Artists." INXS came in at number 16, a rather impressive showing given the many years since their last new release, 1997's underrated Elegantly Wasted. US rockers Pearl Jam came in at number 1, followed closely by U2 and Nirvana. (thanks to leanne howatson)

"The Years" Goes Gold
INXS' brand new Australian-only compilation, The Years 1979-1997, has been certified gold in their home country, a feat that underscores the continued importance of INXS on the Australian music scene. Congratulations to the band!

November 13, 2002:

Bali Benefit Lineup Announced
The lineup for the upcoming November 19 Benefit for Bali at the Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom in New York has been announced -- Headliners INXS will be joined by Gloria Gaynor, Hugh Wilson, Jill Gioia, and Jeffrey Gaines. Gordon Elliot will MC the event, which benefits the Australian Bali Relief Fund to help survivors and families of those killed in the October 12 terrorist bombing in Kuta, Indonesia. Tickets are $50 for regular tickets and $150 for VIP, and are available through Ticketmaster.

INXS To Play 2003 Australian Open
Rock legends INXS will top the bill at the Australian Open Ball on Saturday 25 January 2003, the eve of the men's tennis singles final. Guest of honor at the ball will be tennis icon and keen musician Pat Cash, whose induction into the Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame takes place the following day on Rod Laver Arena. Tennis greats past and present are expected among the 700 guests at the black-tie event.

INXS Concert Websteam has announced it will broadcast INXS's show at the Dominican Republic's Altos De Chavon in its entirety in an exclusive live webcast on 23 November 2002. Advance booking starts November 14 for US$19.95, with day of subscribers paying US$24.95.

Oye Awards
As part of their upcoming Mexican tour, INXS will perform live at Mexico's inaugural Oye Awards on 26 November 2002. Performing alongside INXS at the event are Bon Jovi, Kenny G, Alejandro Fernandez, Alejandro Sanz, Elefante, Sin Bandera, Juanes, Jaguares and Banda El Recodo. The new award show will be broadcast on the Televisa Network (Channel 2) and be re-broadcast after two weeks on Univision in the United States.

November 5, 2002:

INXS North American Live Dates
INXS continues its worldwide reawakening by announcing a string of new Latin American dates. The band will play November 21 in Puerto Rico, their previously announced Domincan Republic date on the 23rd, and then four big shows in Mexico. The tour will precede the band's December UK tour with Blondie.

In other news, the band has announced they will headline a "Benefit for Bali" concert at New York's Manhattan Center on November 19. INXS will join other celebrity guests in efforts to raise money for those affected by the recent Bali bombing tragedy. Tickets for the show are available from

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