1. Late INXS Singer Michael Hutchence's Unreleased Song 'Friction' Featured in New Dance Remix: Exclusive Premiere

    July 14, 2015 12:52 PM EDT Michael Hutchence  has been gone for nearly 18 years now, but he's not forgotten. Astrella, daughter of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Donovan , is doing her part to keep the late INXS frontman's legacy alive. Michael Hutchence's Legacy Remembered: Revisit 5 INXS Hits As…

  2. Bob Geldof Blames Himself for Death of Daughter Peaches

    October 16, 2014 12:45 AM EDT Irish singer and charity activist Bob Geldof said he blames himself for the death of his daughter Peaches Geldof in a moving interview with ITV broadcast on Wednesday.  The Boomtown Rats frontman and the driving force behind the Band Aid and Live Aid concerts said he had spoken to Peaches…

  3. Watch Keith Urban & Jimmy Barnes Cover ‘Good Times’

    September 03, 2014 2:11 AM EDT Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes can do pretty well as he wants in his homeland. So, when it came to recording his 15th studio album, 30:30 Hindsight , he decided to share the love -- and the spotlight -- with some of Australia’s biggest stars of the last 20 years.  The likes of Keith Urban ,…

  4. Documentary on J.D. Fortune, One-Time INXS Singer, Gets World Premiere

    November 06, 2013 2:21 AM EST Former INXS lead singer J.D. Fortune had his glorious highs and crushing lows as the frontman for the Aussie rockers. But the Canadian musician's lower lows are the subject of Andrew Nisker's rock doc Chasing Fortune, set for its world premiere in Toronto on Nov. 11, with Fortune…

  5. INXS Sign Global Publishing Deal With Universal; Films, Docos, Musical ‘On The Way’

    October 30, 2013 6:48 AM EDT INXS might have called time on their touring career, but the Australian hitmakers are still in demand. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a global publishing agreement with the surviving INXS members -- Tim, Andrew and Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers -- for the band…

  6. INXS TV Projects Move Forward In Australia

    June 24, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Production is getting under way in Melbourne this week on the first of three INXS-themed projects to be released this year. "Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS" is being made as a two-part mini-series for the free-to-air Seven Network and is Shine Australia’s first…

  7. INXS Confirm Split: 'It's Time to Step Away'

    November 12, 2012 11:10 PM EST INXS has confirmed that it's calling it quits. The Australian group announced on Monday night that it had decided to bring the curtain down on a career that's lasted 35 years and 11 studio albums, including six that sold platinum or better in the U.S. "We understand that this…

  8. INXS 'Kick' Off Box Set to Mark 25 Years

    October 30, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Package celebrating band's landmark 1987 album includes DVD, unreleased songs and an 80-page book Australian rockers INXS are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their best-selling album, "Kick," with a lavish box set that includes a wealth of outtakes and additional songs from…

  9. JD Fortune Talks INXS Exit, New Band

    June 13, 2012 1:05 PM EDT "I had no idea I had left INXS the second time to be honest with you" JD Fortune, who was unceremoniously dropped from INXS last August for yet another new singer, discovered his photo being used to sell tickets to the Australian institution's homeland tour, which begins this…

  10. Amy Winehouse: Stars Mourn with Songs & Statements

    July 25, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Without a doubt, Amy Winehouse's influence across the music world has been felt in the days following her passing. Amy Winehouse Found Dead in London | Celebs Mourn on Twitter Photos: Amy's Greatest Moments | Amy Winehouse Chart History Musicians ranging from rock, rap and pop…

  11. 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…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: INXS, Britney Spears, Elton John

    April 07, 2011 4:05 PM EDT WE LOVE THE '80s, PART 1: INXS returns to Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Original Sin," featuring Rob Thomas , opens at No. 48. The song bookends the band's Dance/Club Play Songs discography, as the original "Original Sin" introduced the group…

  13. 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&…

  14. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Last week , upon…

  15. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  16. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  17. INXS Responds To 'Bizarre' Fortune Comments

    March 06, 2009 1:38 PM EST INXS songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player Andrew Farriss and creative director/global business strategist Chris Murphy have spoken exclusively to Billboard about the apparent departure of lead singer J.D. Fortune. The frontman sang lead vocals with the long-running, multi-platinum…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the…

  19. November 22, 2008

    November 22, 2008 2:36 PM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2001 - Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los 2005 - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly…

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