1. 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 ...

  2. 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 vi ...

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

    September 03, 2014 2:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  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 p ...

  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 P ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

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

    November 12, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    October 30, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  11. JD Fortune Talks INXS Exit, New Band

    June 13, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 instituti ...

  12. Vince Lovegrove, Australian Musician, Journalist and Divinyls Manager, Dead at 64

    March 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Vince Lovegrove, the Australian musician, journalist and long-time manager of the Divinyls, died in the early hours of Saturday morning when his car left the road near his home in Federal, in the northern New South Wales hinterland. He was 64. Tho ...

  13. Amy Winehouse: Stars Mourn with Songs & Statements

    July 25, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Mu ...

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

    July 08, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    April 07, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 &q ...

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

    March 01, 2011 11:54 AM EST 0 0 0 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 si ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  18. 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 0 0 0 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&# ...

  19. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 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&# ...

  20. INXS Responds To 'Bizarre' Fortune Comments

    March 06, 2009 1:38 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  21. INXS Singer Says Broke, Homeless After Fired From Band

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The lead singer of Australian rock band INXS, J.D. Fortune, who was picked to replace the late Michael Hutchence in a contest on a reality TV show, said he has been fired without warning from the band. Fortune, 35, a Canadian rock singer, was livi ...

  22. 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 N ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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, Gree ...

  25. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quenti 2006 - Even in death, Johnny ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2007 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 N ...

  28. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2007 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, Gree ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quenti 2006 - Even in death, Johnny ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. INXS Hitting The Studio After Summer Tour Wraps

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson visit Hospital Hospitality House in Nashville to raise awareness and support for the facility. HHH provides lodging for 2005 - Despite not having heard a hu ...

  33. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia's premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - ...

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

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  35. INXS' Hutchence Resurrected For Biopic

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two filmmakers are so worried about the handling of late INXS singer Michael Hutchence's legacy that they are making a movie about the Australian rocker before it gets tarnished any further. Two filmmakers are so worried about the handling of l ...

  36. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Isr 2005 - Veteran rock group INXS emerg ...

  37. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georg ...

  38. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2 ...

  39. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." And despite being the thick of the holiday CD Chris Brown's eponymous ...

  40. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Bar/None artist Epick Soundtracks is found dead in London. He is 37. The artist was a member of influential band the Swell Maps.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Jazz impresario Nor ...

  41. Chart Beat

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Richard Marx Helps Keith Urban To Another No. 1, Young Jeezy Reaches The R&B/Hip-Hop Summit, Garth Brooks Returns To The Charts & Much URBAN DEVELOPMENT: The 2-1 move of Keith Urban's "Better Life" (Capitol) on Billboard' ...

  42. New INXS Books North American Tour

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 auditio ...

  43. J.D. Fortune Named New INXS Singer

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  44. A New Reality For INXS

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 sh ...

  45. INXS Debuts Reality Show, Signs New Record Deal

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Series to choose new lead singer. Veteran rock group INXS has emerged from the land down under with a new record deal and a very public search for a new singer. The band will use a reality show, 'Rock Star: INXS,' to replace late frontma ...

  46. Billboard Bits: INXS, Clay Walker, Evans/Alter Bridge

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on INXS, Clay Walker, Evans/Alter Bridge With its new CBS reality series set to debut next week, veteran Australian rock act INXS has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Epic Records. A new album is slated for late 2005 and will feature ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 ...

  48. Tuned In: The Tube

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST INXS launches a search for a new lead singer to replace the late Michael Hutchence on the CBS reality series tentatively titled "Rock Star." Read Carla Hay's column. INXS launches a search for a new lead singer to replace the late M ...

  49. UPN Picks UP TLC Reality Series

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Titled "R U the Girl With T-Boz & Chilli," the project is aimed at resurrecting the R&B trio that was struck by tragedy in 2002 when member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash. UPN has given the go-ahead for a reali ...

  50. Reality Show To Discover New INXS Frontman

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unable to find a permanent replacement singer since the apparent suicide of Michael Hutchence in 1997, veteran Australian rock act INXS is turning to reality TV. The band is teaming with Los Angeles-b Unable to find a permanent replacement singer ...

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