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INXS
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1977 - present
Label(s) Atco Records/Atlantic Records
Epic Records
Mercury Records
Website http://www.INXS.com
Members
Garry Gary Beers
Tim Farriss
Kirk Pengilly
Andrew Farriss
Jon Farriss
J.D. Fortune
Former members
Michael Hutchence (founding member)
Jon Stevens

INXS (pronounced "In Excess") are an Australian rock group. The band was formed on 16 August 1977, in Sydney, Australia. This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Atco Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, currently operating through WMGs Rhino Entertainment. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Gary William Beers, (born June 22, 1957) in (Manly, Sydney, Australia) better known as Garry Gary Beers, is the bassist for rock group INXS. External links Garry Gary Beers at the Internet Movie Database Categories: | | | ... Timothy William Farriss (born 16 August 1957 in Perth, Australia) is a member of the band, INXS. // Tim Farriss was born to Dennis and Jill Farriss, and he is the oldest of four children; counting brothers, Andrew and Jon, and sister, Alison. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Andrew Charles Farriss is a rock musician (born March 27, 1959 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia) best known as the keyboardist and key songwriter for the Australian band INXS. Farriss first met INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence in high school after breaking up a fight between Hutchence and another student. ... Jonathon James Farriss (born 10 August 1961, in Perth, Western Australia, Australia) is the drummer for the Australian rock band, INXS. He is the younger brother of fellow band members, Tim Farriss and Andrew Farriss, and was the youngest member of INXS until J.D. Fortune joined on lead vocals. ... Image:JD Fortune 5. ... Michael Kelland John Hutchence (January 22, 1960 – November 22, 1997) was the original lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS. // Hutchence was born in Sydney, son of Kelland (Kell) and Patricia Hutchence, but was subsequently raised in Hong Kong. ... Jon Stevens (born 1962) is a New Zealand-born singer, now an Australian citizen. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...

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History: Michael Hutchence era

INXS began under the name The Farriss Brothers which was created at Davidson high school NSW where they began but the band changed it just prior to the release of their self-titled début album in 1980, INXS, which featured "Just Keep Walking," their first Australian hit single. Its follow-up, 1981's Underneath the Colours (produced by Richard Clapton), became a hit-album in Australia. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... INXS is Australian rock group INXSs first album. ... Underneath the Colours is Australian rock group INXSs second album. ... Richard Clapton (1951?-) is an Australian singer/songwriter. ...


In 1982, Shabooh Shoobah was released successfully worldwide. The single "The One Thing" brought them their first Top-30 hit in America, while "Don't Change" became a staple in the set list of college rock bands who played the frat circuit. The album itself entered the U.S. Top-50. INXS played alongside many of their contemporaries on New Wave Day at the 1983 US Festival. Many songs from this album were featured prominently in the film Reckless. The film, starring Darryl Hannah and Aidan Quinn, followed the classic 80's teen angst formula. The film has yet to be released on DVD as of November 2007. VHS copies normally command a premium on auction sites such as eBay. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Shabooh Shoobah is Australian rock group INXSs third album. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The US Festivals were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak of Apple Computer, and broadcast live on Pay Per View TV. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second was Memorial Day weekend in May 1983. ... Reckless is a 1984 love story starring Daryl Hannah and Aidan Quinn. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is a popular American actress. ... Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959 Rockford, Illinois, USA) is an Irish-American actor. ...


With the Nick Launay-produced fourth album, The Swing in 1984, the band received more significant attention from around the world, as "Original Sin" became their first #1 single and an international hit. During that year the song was #1 in Australia (for two weeks at the start of 1984) as well as in Argentina and France, #23 in Switzerland, #31 in the Netherlands and #58 in the U.S. where the single's explicitly political and anti-racism message may have contributed to low airplay. Yet, "Original Sin" (produced by Nile Rodgers) was largely ignored in the UK, where INXS didn't have any success in the charts until 1986 with the album Listen Like Thieves. In the same way, the band's charismatic singer Michael Hutchence gained attention with his MTV-ready looks. INXS, which had started out as a Funk act, gradually moved in a more straight-ahead rock-oriented direction through the first half of the 1980s. Nick Launay is a notable record producer and recording engineer. ... The Swing is Australian rock band INXSs fourth studio album. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952 in New York City) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band Chic, with influential bassist, the late Bernard Edwards. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Listen Like Thieves is the fifth album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released in 1985. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Michael Kelland John Hutchence (January 22, 1960 – November 22, 1997) was the original lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS. // Hutchence was born in Sydney, son of Kelland (Kell) and Patricia Hutchence, but was subsequently raised in Hong Kong. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ...


By 1985's breakthrough album Listen Like Thieves the band had perfected a matured sound influenced by the Rolling Stones and Chic but true to the band's original roots in the Aussie pubs. Listen Like Thieves was loved by the critics. In the US the first single, "This Time" stalled at #81 in late 1985, but the band roared out of nowhere with the second, "What You Need", which in early 1986 became a Top-Five Billboard hit, bringing INXS their first breakout U.S. success. INXS played for Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales at a concert in Australia. This show was filmed and later released on home video entitled "Rockin' The Royals". An edited version of the concert was played on MTV (USA) in 1986 on their Saturday night concert series. Listen Like Thieves is the fifth album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released in 1985. ... This article is about the rock band. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... Listen Like Thieves is the fifth album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released in 1985. ... What You Need is a song by Australian band INXS. It is the leadoff track from their 1985 album, Listen Like Thieves, What You Need was the second single single off the album (after This Time) and was the first American Top Ten hit for Australian dance rockers INXS, and... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


In 1986, INXS recorded two songs with Jimmy Barnes, an Easybeats cover "Good Times" and "Laying Down The Law", which Barnes co-wrote with Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence. "Good Times" was used as the theme song for the Australia Made series of concerts that toured the country in the summer of 1986 - 87. Australia Made was the largest touring festival of Australian music talent that had ever been attempted to that point. INXS and Barnes headlined and the rest of the line-up featured Mental as Anything, Divinyls, Models, The Saints, I'm Talking and The Triffids. The shows began in Launceston, Tasmania on 26 December and concluded in Sydney on Australia Day, 26 January 1987. A concert film of this event was made by Richard Lowenstein and released later that year[2]. "Good Times" peaked at No. 2 on the Australian chart and several months later was featured in the Joel Schumacher film The Lost Boys, allowing it to chart Top 40 in the US. Jimmy Barnes is a popular Australian rock singer. ... The Easybeats were a rock and roll band in the 1960s from Australia. ... Good Times was a single released in Australia in December 1986. ... Andrew Charles Farriss is a rock musician (born March 27, 1959 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia) best known as the keyboardist and key songwriter for the Australian band INXS. Farriss first met INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence in high school after breaking up a fight between Hutchence and another student. ... Michael Kelland John Hutchence (January 22, 1960 – November 22, 1997) was the original lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS. // Hutchence was born in Sydney, son of Kelland (Kell) and Patricia Hutchence, but was subsequently raised in Hong Kong. ... For the Farscape episode of the same name, see Mental as Anything (Farscape episode). ... Divinyls are an Australian rock music band. ... Models were an alternative rock group from Melbourne, Australia, formed in August 1978 and splitting in 1987. ... {{Infobox_band | band_name = The Saints | image = | years_active = 1974–present | origin = Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | status = On tour, promoting their new album Imperious Delirium music_genre = Punk Alternative rock | record_label = Harvest Records Sire Mushroom Records | current_members = Chris Bailey Caspar Wijnberg Peter Wilkinson<br The Saints are an influential Australian punk band, formed in Brisbane... Im Talking was a 1980s Australian funk-pop rock band, noted for launching vocalist Kate Ceberano. ... The Triffids were an Australian rock band who achieved some international success in the 1980s. ... Launceston is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia, population approximately 90,000 (Greater urban and 99,100 statistical division), located at the juncture of the North Esk, South Esk, and Tamar rivers. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Lowenstein is an Australian film director. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... For other uses, see Lost Boys (disambiguation). ...

CD cover to INXS's album Kick

The band's worldwide peak of popularity came with 1987's Kick, an upbeat, confident album that yielded four Top-10 US singles and several international hits, including "New Sensation", "Never Tear Us Apart", "Devil Inside", and the #1 "Need You Tonight". They toured heavily behind the album throughout 1987 and 1988. The video for the 1987 INXS track "Mediate" (which played after the video for "Need You Tonight") duplicated the format of Bob Dylan's video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues," even in its use of apparently deliberate errors. Cover of the INXS album Kick. ... Kick is an album by the Australian rock band INXS, released in 1987. ... New Sensation is a song by Australian pop goup INXS. It was their third single from the 1987 album Kick. ... Never Tear Us Apart was a single released by Australian rock group INXS in August 1988. ... Devil Inside is a song by Australian band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence and is one of INXSs most well known songs. ... A frame from INXSs Need You Tonight video. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Subterranean Homesick Blues is a song written by Bob Dylan, originally released on the album Bringing It All Back Home in March 1965. ...


In 1989 Hutchence made an album with Max Q, which received decent reviews, but at best attained a cult status. The rest of the band also took a break to work on side projects, but soon returned to the studio to record their follow-up album titled X. Max Q were a short-lived Australian rock band, active in the late 1980s, essentially a vanity recording project for INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. ... Released in 1990, X is Australian rock band INXSs seventh studio album. ...


However, the band had a lot of pressure on its shoulders due to fans and critics alike having high expectations about the follow-up album to Kick. In 1990, INXS released X. It followed in the same vein as Kick, and added harmonica to some songs, but critics and fans considered it a weak follow-up. Nevertheless, X did score two hits in Suicide Blonde and "Disappear" (both Top-10 in the US), and was a Top-5 hit album internationally. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Released in 1990, X is Australian rock band INXSs seventh studio album. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Suicide Blonde was the name of the first single from the INXS album X. It reached the top 10 in the US and Australia in 1990 and reached a peak of #11 in the UK. // Writing and recording The song was written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss of the...


INXS performed at Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1991, during their "Summer XS" tour stop in London to a sold out audience of 72,000 fans. During this show, INXS organized a film crew to shoot their show onto video to come out simultaneously as their live album Live Baby Live (the video was also called Live Baby Live). [Note: Name is said Live (as in "to live your life") Baby Live (as in a live performance).] Wembley Stadium was a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Live Baby Live is Australian rock band INXSs first live album. ...


1992's Welcome to Wherever You Are was an experimental album using sitars and a 60-piece orchestra while adding a much more "raw" sound to their music. It received critical reviews and went number one in the UK & Sweden and number two in Switzerland, but had difficulty finding an audience in the U.S. Welcome To Wherever You Are is an album by the Australian rock and roll group INXS, released in 1992. ...


1993's Full Moon, Dirty Hearts received mixed reviews and included a track called "Please (You Got That)" which featured the legendary Ray Charles and title track with The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde. The band made a full video album for the record using unknown Australian students to direct with help by Richard Lowenstein. Full Moon, Dirty Hearts was the last record under INXS' contract with Atlantic. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Full Moon, Dirty Hearts is a single-disc CD album released by Australian band INXS in 1993, through Warner Music Australia. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... Chrissie Hynde (born Christine Ellen Hynde, 7 September 1951, Akron, Ohio) is an American rock musician, best known as the leader of the band The Pretenders. ... Richard Lowenstein is an Australian film director. ...


The band took time off to rest and be with their families. Michael Hutchence remained in the public eye through modeling and film acting. His personal life included dating several models and public personalities including Kylie Minogue, Helena Christensen and Paula Yates. Kylie Ann Minogue (IPA: [1]) (born May 28, 1968) is a Brit and Grammy award-winning Australian pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... Helena Christensen (IPA: , born December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen) is a Danish supermodel. ... Paula Yates Paula Yates (24 April 1960 - 17 September 2000) was a British television presenter, best known for her work on cult TV music show, The Tube. ...


Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, INXS was a major force in Australian popular music, leading the way into worldwide popularity for several Australian bands. The band worked closely with several other Australian artists, such as The Models and Jenny Morris, helping to establish their careers. By the mid-nineties, however, their popularity had waned, especially in the US, where their Greatest Hits compilation failed to reach the Top-100. (At the 1996 BRIT Awards, Michael Hutchence presented Oasis with an award, after which their characteristically arrogant vocalist Liam Gallagher remarked "Has-beens shouldn't be presenting awards to gonna-bes".)[1] In 1997, the group released a comeback album titled Elegantly Wasted, which garnered mixed reviews. It fared respectably in Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain (where INXS had ironically more success in the 90s than in the 80s), Sweden and Switzerland. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Australian music is the music originating from the country of Australia. ... Models were an alternative rock group from Melbourne, Australia, formed in August 1978 and splitting in 1987. ... Jenny Morris is a New Zealand rock singer. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972, Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English singer and tambourine player of the band Oasis. ... Elegantly Wasted is the 10th studio album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released on 15 April 1997 and is the final album recorded with lead singer Michael Hutchence who was found dead in a Sydney hotel room on November 22 of that year. ... Note: Sometimes the 90s is used as shorthand for the 1990s, the 1890s, or other such decades in various centuries. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s - 130s 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 Note: Sometimes 80s is used as shorthand for the 1980s, the 1880s, or other such decades in different centuries. ...


On 22 November 1997, Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room under suspicious circumstances. The coroner who performed his autopsy ruled his death a suicide. Some speculate his death was actually an accident, the result of autoerotic asphyxiation. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Erotic asphyxiation. ...


Transitional years

Since Hutchence's death, INXS continued, using Terence Trent D'Arby, Russell Hitchcock and Jimmy Barnes as temporary lead singers. New Zealander, Celebrity Treasure Island host and former lead singer of Australian band Noiseworks, Jon Stevens began singing with INXS in 2000. INXS played as one of the headline acts at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Stevens was officially named a member of the band in 2002. However, he left INXS in 2003 to pursue a solo career, only recording a contractual obligation song called "I Get Up", released as a single (which charted in the Top-100 on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart) in the same year. The song was also used in the Rugby Union World Cup 2003 and the EA Sports Rugby 2004 video game. Sananda Maitreya, born March 15, 1962 as Terence Trent Howard in Manhattan, New York, known to childhood friends as Terry Darby, and formerly known as Terence Trent DArby, is an American singer-songwriter currently living in Milan, Italy. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 Air Supply are a duo of pop musicians, Englishman Graham Russell and Australian Russell Hitchcock, who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits throughout the English-speaking world through the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Jimmy Barnes is a popular Australian rock singer. ... Noiseworks was an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney in 1985. ... Jon Stevens (born 1962) is a New Zealand-born singer, now an Australian citizen. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... (Redirected from 2000 Olympics) Categories: 2000 Summer Olympics ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... I Get Up is a single that was released in 2003 by legendary Australian band INXS. It was written by Andrew Farriss and Jon Stevens. ... The William Webb Ellis Trophy, the main prize of the Rugby Union World Cup The Rugby World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987, a full 33 years after the first Rugby League World Cup and... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2001, INXS was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame. In total, the band has received three Grammy nominations over their 30 year career.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Rock Star: INXS

INXS returned to the news in 2004 when it was announced that a new reality television program titled Rock Star: INXS would feature a contest to find a new lead vocalist for the band. The show, which had its debut on the CBS network 11 July 2005, (on VH1 in the UK and on FOX 8 in Australia), featured 15 contestants vying for the position of lead singer. The show was executive produced by Survivor's Mark Burnett and hosted by Brooke Burke and former Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... FOX8 is a general entertainment channel available on Australias Foxtel, Austar and Optus Vision pay television providers. ... Survivor is an American version of the Survivor reality television game show based on the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson originally created in 1992 by Charlie Parsons. ... Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960), a British-born, naturalized citizen of the United States, is a US TV producer known for pioneering reality television as a genre. ... Brooke Lisa Burke (born September 8, 1971) is an American television personality and model, known for hosting Wild On! (1999-2002) and Rock Star. ... Janes Addiction was an American rock band featuring Perry Farrell (vocalist), Dave Navarro (guitarist), Eric Avery (bassist), and Stephen Perkins (percussionist). ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... “David Navarro” redirects here. ...

Cover art for INXS's Switch album

[2]On 20 September 2005, J.D. Fortune (born Jason Dean Bennison, but uses his mother's maiden name of Fortune) of Oakville, Ontario, Canada won the eleven-week competition, which culminated in his singing the Rolling Stones's "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and INXS' "What You Need" in the finale of the show to become the new lead singer of INXS. He has recorded the new album with producer Guy Chambers and went on a world tour with INXS in 2006. Runner-up Marty Casey was the opening act during leg one of the world tour, along with his band, The Lovehammers. Image File history File links Inxs-switch. ... Image File history File links Inxs-switch. ... Oakville (2006 population 165,613[2]) is a town on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto (about 31 km or 19 mi away) on its eastern border and Hamilton (about 20 km or 12 mi away) from its western border. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the song by the Rolling Stones. ... Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963 in London) is an English songwriter and record producer best known for his long partnership with Robbie Williams. ... Marty Casey is a Chicago-based musician and the lead singer of the band The Lovehammers. ... Lovehammers are a Chicago-based, Alternative rock band. ...


During the Rock Star: INXS competition, the contestants were challenged to write the lyrics and melody to music written by Andrew Farriss. Originally this challenge was divided up into two teams. When Fortune did not see eye-to-eye with his team (that included Casey), he decided to venture out on his own and write his own lyrics. At first Fortune's move seemed to have doomed his chances to win the competition (because it was perceived he couldn't work in a team), but it was this move that resulted in his creation of the lyrics to "Pretty Vegas". This song became a favourite of both fans and INXS and played a major role in Fortune being able to win the competition [citation needed]. This single was released 4 October 2005 and reached #5 on the iTunes Store ranking of top downloaded songs on its first day, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #37, and became a huge radio airplay hit in Fortune's native Canada. Andrew Charles Farriss is a rock musician (born March 27, 1959 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia) best known as the keyboardist and key songwriter for the Australian band INXS. Farriss first met INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence in high school after breaking up a fight between Hutchence and another student. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ...


INXS, v.2.0

On 29 November 2005, the band's first album in eight years was released, entitled Switch. It was released in the United States via Epic Records. In September of 2006, INXS would part ways with Epic Records.[3] Switch is the 11th studio album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released on November 29, 2005. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


After the success of the Switched on World Tour, the band are currently working on their new album. J. D. Fortune has stated that he is writing new material on the road. One such song is called "Angel Skin" which talks about a man descending down to Hell. Other demos of songs that have been written include "Death of an Elephant", "Lullaby", "Everybody Says Goodbye" and "Product of the System".[4] Fortune has not confirmed whether or not the band has a new label worldwide. J.D. Fortune along with INXS J.D. Fortune is the stage name of Jason Dean Bennison (born September 1, 1973 in Mississauga, Ontario), a Canadian rock singer, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS, and the current lead singer of rock band INXS for their...


In 2007, the Farriss Brothers were inducted into the West Australian Music Industry Awards Hall of Fame. WAM Logo The Western Australian Music Industry Awards (commonly known as WAMis) are annual awards presented to the local contemporary music industry, put on by the Western Australian Music Industry Association Inc (WAM). ...


INXS toured Australia and New Zealand in March 2007, with Simple Minds and support band Arrested Development. Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... Arrested Development is an American progressive hip hop group, founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s. ...


Although several rumours have spread about of the possibility of the band changing its name back to "The Farriss Brothers," due to many fans believing that the band is not truly INXS without Michael Hutchence, JD Fortune and Kirk Pengilly of INXS have reportedly stated that this is simply a rumour and the band's name will remain the same.


[5]Fortune is currently working on a solo album “Death of a Motivational Speaker.”


In August, 2007, INXS has reported what is termed as a "medical issue" on Garry Beers' hand. This announcement came at the cancellation of an August 31, 2007 show in Cleveland, Ohio in which [INXS.com] stated "Due to ongoing medical issues with Garry Beers' hand, the band's doctor has urged the band to not play more than three shows in a row or risk permanent damage to Garry's hand."[6] For other uses, see August (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Trivia

The song Never Tear Us Apart was used during the beginning scene in the Director's Cut of the movie Donnie Darko Never Tear Us Apart was a single released by Australian rock group INXS in August 1988. ... For the fictional character, see Donald Darko. ...


Discography

For a complete discography, see INXS discography. This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by the Australian rock band INXS. // Live Baby Live (1991) US: Platinum INXS: Live At Barker Hangar (digital release) (2004) INXSIVE (1995) The Greatest Hits (INXS) (1994) US: Platinum Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997) (2001) Definitive INXS/The Best...


Studio albums

  1. 1980 - INXS
  2. 1981 - Underneath the Colours
  3. 1982 - Shabooh Shoobah
  4. 1984 - The Swing
  5. 1985 - Listen Like Thieves
  6. 1987 - Kick
  7. 1990 - X
  8. 1992 - Welcome to Wherever You Are
  9. 1993 - Full Moon, Dirty Hearts
  10. 1997 - Elegantly Wasted
  11. 2005 - Switch
  12. 2008 - (Unnamed 12th Studio Album) - TBR

Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... INXS is Australian rock group INXSs first album. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Underneath the Colours is Australian rock group INXSs second album. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Shabooh Shoobah is Australian rock group INXSs third album. ... This article is about the year. ... The Swing is Australian rock band INXSs fourth studio album. ... This article is about the year. ... Listen Like Thieves is the fifth album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released in 1985. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Kick is an album by the Australian rock band INXS, released in 1987. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Released in 1990, X is Australian rock band INXSs seventh studio album. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Welcome To Wherever You Are is an album by the Australian rock and roll group INXS, released in 1992. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Full Moon, Dirty Hearts is a single-disc CD album released by Australian band INXS in 1993, through Warner Music Australia. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Elegantly Wasted is the 10th studio album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released on 15 April 1997 and is the final album recorded with lead singer Michael Hutchence who was found dead in a Sydney hotel room on November 22 of that year. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Switch is the 11th studio album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released on November 29, 2005. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Live albums

  1. 1988 - Live USA
  2. 1991 - Live Baby Live
  3. 2004 - INXS: Live at Barker Hangar
  4. 2007 - [[INXS:- - > sOljAh gIrl <- -]]

Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Live Baby Live is Australian rock band INXSs first live album. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Compilation albums

  1. 1982 - INXSIVE
  2. 1994 - The Greatest Hits
  3. 2001 - Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)
  4. 2002 - Definitive INXS/The Best of INXS
  5. 2002 - The Years 1979-1997
  6. 2002 - Stay Young 1979-1982
  7. 2004 - INXS²: The Remixes
  8. 2004 - Original Sin - The Collection
  9. 2006 - Taste It : The Collection

Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... INXSIVE is an LP released by Australian rock group INXS on Deluxe Records in 1982 in Australia only. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation released by Australian rock band INXS in 1994 (see 1994 in music). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Best of INXS is a greatest hits compilation of Australian rock group INXS. Track listing Need You Tonight What You Need By My Side Taste It New Sensation The One Thing Disappear Never Tear Us Apart Original Sin Mystify This Time Suicide Blonde Beautiful Girl The Gift Listen Like... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Years 1979-1997 is a two disc best-of of Australian rock group INXS. It features all their singles. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Stay Young 1979-1982 is a two disc compilation of Australian rock group INXSs earlier works. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Original Sin - The Collection is a compilation of hits and album tracks released by Australian rock band INXS in 2004 spanning the albums INXS, Underneath the Colours, Shabooh Shoobah, The Swing, Listen Like Thieves and Kick. Just Keep Walking In Vain Learn To Smile Underneath The Colours Horizons Barbarian Don... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

EPs

  1. 1983 - Dekadance
  2. 2004 - Bang the Drum

Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Dekadance is an EP released by Australian rock group INXS to commemorate the success of Shabooh Shoobah. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bang The Drum Ep is a EP by Australian band INXS. Its an internet-only download thats exclusive to iTunes only. ...

See also

€ The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ Reported at [1]
  2. ^ http://www.rockbandlounge.com/rock-star-inxs/jd-fortune.asp
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/search/google/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003123856
  4. ^ http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Lowdown/2006/11/27/2516748-ca.html
  5. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,23663,21455851-5007184,00.html
  6. ^ http://www.inxs.com/news/news.php?uid=2319

External links

Official sites

Database entries

MusicBrainz (MusicBrainz. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Discogs, short for discographies, is a website and database of information about music recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and certain bootleg or off-label releases. ...

Fan sites

  • HARDSTAR-INXS
  • An Excess of INXS
  • INXS.PL - Polish INXS website
  • INXS French page
  • ROCKBANDLOUNGE.COM: INXS Lounge
  • Michael Hutchence Fan Forum
  • fortune448.com

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Rock On The Net: INXS (1113 words)
INXS began with the creation of 'The Farriss Brothers' in Australia in 1977 with members: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, and Gary Beers.
The future of INXS as a band is currently not known or confirmed by the band, although some reports have stated that the remaining band members are looking for a new lead singer.
The coroner overseeing the death of Hutchence ruled that the cause of death was suicide by hanging.
Official Ticketmaster site. INXS tickets, concerts and tour dates (1145 words)
For their next album, INXS recorded a few sessions with producer Nile Rodgers, which resulted in the sleek, funky "Original Sin," the first inclination that the band was making a move toward a fusion of Stonesy rock and dance music.
By the time INXS released Welcome to Wherever You Are, the group's most adventurous record, they were out of date in 1992, and even a rash of reviews that compared the record favorably to U2's Achtung Baby couldn't make it a hit.
INXS was quiet throughout the following year, but in 2005 they teamed with reality-show maverick Mark Burnett for Rock Star: INXS, an elaborate, globally-televised audition that resulted in J.D. Fortune -- a former Elvis impersonator from Canada -- becoming the band's new lead singer.
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