1. INXS' Kirk Pengilly Opens-Up on His Battle with Prostate Cancer

    June 29, 2015 5:31 AM EDT INXS founding member Kirk Pengilly has revealed he underwent surgery earlier this year to combat prostate cancer.  The Australian musician was subjected to a “complicated five-hour surgery” in March after his specialist told him the cancer was certain to spread to other organs if it wasn’t…

  2. INXS' Tim Farriss Endures 'Nightmare' Accident, Loses Finger

    February 05, 2015 5:40 AM EST INXS founding guitarist Tim Farriss is recovering from two operations to reattach a finger he severed in a grim boating accident last month.  The legendary new-wave band's label Petrol Records has confirmed Farriss suffered permanent damage to his left hand when he lost his ring finger…

  3. INXS Mini-Series ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ Poised for Latin America Debut

    September 22, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The TV mini-series that catapulted INXS back to the summit in their homeland is about to air in Latin America, where the Australian rockers’ flame has burned impressively bright.  “Never Tear Us Apart” begins its four-week primetime broadcast via satellite network DirecTV from Monday (Sept.…

  4. INXS 'In the Throes of Discussing' Next Album

    July 08, 2011 11:30 AM EDT INXS guitarist Tim Farriss would really like to "collapse into a heap" back in Australia after the group wraps the North American leg of its Original Sin Tour in mid-August. But rest may be short-lived since, he says, the group is "in the throes of discussing" its next…

  5. INXS: 'We're Dying to Record New Material'

    March 01, 2011 11:54 AM EST After "reimagining" some of its older songs with guest singers for the new "Original Sin" compilation, Australia's INXS is starting to feel the pull to make some fresh music again -- and perhaps its first new studio album since "Switch" in 2005. "We&…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her…

  8. INXS Hitting The Studio After Summer Tour Wraps

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune slotting back into frontman duties, Billboard.com has learned. Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune slotting back into frontman duties,…

  9. Sudden 'Switch': INXS Parts Ways With Epic

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The reconstituted INXS has parted ways with Epic Records in North America, a source confirms to Billboard.com. The reconstituted INXS has parted ways with Epic Records in North America, a source confirms to Billboard.com. The group roared back onto the charts last year with the album "…

  10. This Day in Music

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  11. New INXS Books North American Tour

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver. The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver. The group recently replaced late lead singer Michael Hutchence via the public audition/TV reality show " Rock Star: INXS ,…

  12. J.D. Fortune Named New INXS Singer

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. The one-time homeless singer was selected by the band from a field of 15 that had been whittled…

  13. A New Reality For INXS

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The greatest question facing INXS since lead singer Michael Hutchence died of an apparent suicide in 1997 was how to replace him. Now, the question many have for the band is, Why do it with a reality show? INXS guitarist and co-founder Tim…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of…

  16. Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band's best work. The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band&…