Michael Hutchence

Australian musician, film actor, member of INXS Michael Hutchence

Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member and the lead singer and lyricist of rock band :INXS from 1977 to his death in 1997. Hutchence was a member of short-lived pop rock group Max Q and recorded solo material which was released posthumously. He acted in feature films, including Dogs in Space (1986) and Frankenstein Unbound (1990).
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What I Learned From Sir Bob Geldof
Huffington Post - about 2 years
You may remember him from The Boomtown Rats, he starred as "Pink" in Pink Floyd's film, Pink Floyd - The Wall, he co-founded the charity group Band Aid and later Live Aid and the Live 8 concerts. Raising more than $150 million for on the ground relief work in Africa, he also received a knighthood and is the recipient of the Man of Peace award which recognises personalities from around the world who have made an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace. I met Sir Bob Geldof at a business women's breakfast event and I was fortunate to speak briefly with him one-on-one after his speech, but more on that later. He went to the stage with a real rockstar entrance, he was the coolest of cats - stylish, relaxed and present in the moment. But his message was far from relaxed. I took out my little notebook and began furiously scribbling notes as he spoke. Sir Bob spoke of this century, the last century, a little about the century before that and what sen...
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Kylie Minogue pulls in the viewers to rescue BBC's The Voice
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Plaudits for Australian star as once-struggling talent show gets audience of 10 million viewers There's plenty to notice in the video for The Loco-Motion, Kylie Minogue's debut pop hit from 1987: the cheesy dance routine; the bubblegum pop production; the kind of perm that should rightfully have been outlawed. What's somewhat harder to spot is any evidence of an artist destined to stick around the music industry for over 25 years. And yet Minogue, 45, is more than still around: last week her debut appearance as a judge on the new series of BBC1's The Voice seems to have single-handedly revived the show. Figures for the first episode suggest the Australian singer added 2 million viewers to a show that has always struggled to bring excitement compared with its ITV rival, The X Factor. Pete Waterman, of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman songwriting team that signed Minogue on the back of The Loco-Motion's success, isn't surprised her Voice debut was a hit. "Kylie was always the sort...
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Twerking as a Teaching Tool: How to Tell the Difference Between Slut Shaming and Parenting
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When it comes to getting parents to fret, Miley Cyrus really knows how to make it rain. Cyrus whipped up more hysteria with her appearance on the VMAs last month than Professor Harold Hill did over the pool hall right here in River City. Only Cyrus's trouble with a capital "T" stands for twerking. Cyrus's appearances on Saturday Night Live and the Today Show have caused the storm cell to strengthen, prompting another round of the debate over whether criticism of Cyrus is fair game or if it constitutes "slut shaming." In case you're not familiar with this concept, here's a quick explanation: Slut shaming is when people send negative messages to women who acknowledge or act on their sexuality while men get no message or even a positive message for equivalent behavior. An example of this would be telling young women that "good girls" don't have sex before marriage because it makes them "damaged goods" while young men get a "boys will be boys"message or even a societal high five for th...
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Who plays Hutchence in INXS biopic?
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
AN A-list of young actors have been cast as members of INXS for the Never Tear Us Apart mini-series. Who plays Michael Hutchence?     
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Michael Hutchence Biopic in the Works
Rolling Stone - about 5 years
A biopic on the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence is currently in the works 702 ABC Sydney reports Writer Bobby Galinksy is penning the screenplay for the flim titled Two Worlds Colliding after lyrics from the INXS song "Never Tear Us Apart" Galinsky who has eyed the project for over...
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Michael Hutchence film planned
Brentwood Weekly News - about 5 years
Another big-screen biopic on INXS frontman Michael Hutchence is in the works, according to reports.
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The life of Hutchence, 15 years on
Byron Shire News - about 5 years
THE life and times of late, great INXS frontman Michael Hutchence will be made into a movie, 15 years after his death at the now abandoned Ritz Carlton.
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INXS to Cease Touring
New York Times - ArtsBeat Blogs - over 5 years
The Australian rock band -- whose original lead singer, Michael Hutchence, died in 1997 -- announced that it will stop touring after 35 years.
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Tonight in Music: Superfest w/Chromatics, Vektor, Vintage Trouble & More
The Portland Mercury - over 5 years
SUPERFEST: GLASS CANDY, CHROMATICS, LITANIC MASK, ETBONZ, DJ MAXX BASS (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside) Portland's premier annual all-ages dance festival, Superfest, is bigger than ever, spanning four days, three venues, and featuring acts like Glass Candy, Chromatics, White Rainbow, and Strategy. Best of all, it all goes to benefit Music in the Schools, because when government bureaucracy can't save us, music will. MARJORIE SKINNER Also, read our article on Chromatics. VEKTOR, WITCH MOUNTAIN, STOVOKOR (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Vektor has been gaining favor in metal circles for years. And for good reason: These kids—who recently relocated to Philadelphia from Tempe, Arizona—are the best of the best in the new wave of thrash, channeling bands like Voivod and Venom for their own nuclear assault. And while the band draws from the familiar, they're already shaping the future of metal, and, perhaps, the future itself. The band's two fan...
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Deaths from auto-erotic acts hidden - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 6 years
In November 1997, INXS's lead singer, Michael Hutchence, was rumoured to have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation in a Sydney hotel room. Although an inquest ruled he had committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt, his partner, Paula Yates,
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Video Music Awards All-Stars: The 10 Biggest-Winning Music Videos - VH1 (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
HOLDS UP Concept: A cut-and-past aesthetic with multiple exposures, mostly in black and white (important exception: heartthrob lead singer Michael Hutchence in full color). Then a riff on “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and (what else) a sax solo!
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Q&A: Paul Rudd on Our Idiot Brother, His Hair History, and Traumatizing Iris ... - Grantland (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
But it wasn't necessarily inspired by hippiedom as much as it was by Michael Hutchence and the movie The Lost Boys, which I thought was supercool; I was living in Kansas, and you didn't see long hair on guys all that much
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Anosmia: Wonder what it's like to have no sense of smell? It stinks! - Daily Mail
Google News - over 6 years
It's thought that 200000 Britons have anosmia — famous sufferers have included William Wordsworth, INXS singer Michael Hutchence and actor Bill Pullman. Yet the vast majority of people able to smell have not only never heard of anosmia,
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On The Fly for August 11, 2011 - Myrtle Beach Sun News
Google News - over 6 years
If AC/DC can carry on without Bon Scott and Alice in Chains can continue without Layne Stayley - both iconic rock 'n' roll frontmen who died from the rock 'n' roll lifestyle - we suppose there's no harm/no foul in the Michael Hutchence-less version of
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Parramatta snub is 'too premature' - Northern District Times
Google News - over 6 years
A DISAPPOINTED Hornsby Deputy Mayor Michael Hutchence hopes to encourage Parramatta councillors back to negotiating plans to revitalise the Epping Town Centre. Cr Hutchence, 26, said he was “quite annoyed” with Parramatta Council after it voted against
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    TWENTIES
  • 1997
    On the morning of 22 November 1997, Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room in Sydney.
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    However, on the morning of 22 November 1997, Hutchence, aged 37, was found dead in Room 524 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney.
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    Hutchence and INXS went on a world tour to support the April 1997 release of Elegantly Wasted, both the album and its related singles having had less chart success than their prior releases.
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  • 1996
    They divorced in 1996.
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  • 1994
    Yates interviewed Hutchence again in 1994 for her Big Breakfast show, and their affair was soon uncovered by the British press. By that time, Geldof and Yates had three daughters, Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom and Little Pixie and had married in 1986. Media scrutiny was intense and Hutchence assaulted a photographer who had followed the couple. Yates' separation from Geldof in February 1995 sparked a public and at times bitter custody battle over their daughters. They divorced in May 1996.
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  • 1993
    According to INXS bandmate Beers, Hutchence pulled a knife and threatened to kill him during the 1993 recording of Full Moon, Dirty Hearts on the isle of Capri. "Over those six weeks, Michael threatened or physically confronted nearly every member of the band.
  • 1991
    Hutchence won the 'Best International Artist' at the 1991 BRIT Awards with INXS winning the related group award.
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  • 1990
    In 1990, Hutchence portrayed nineteenth-century Romantic poet, Percy Shelley, in Roger Corman's film version of Frankenstein Unbound based on a science fiction time travel story of the same name written by Brian Aldiss. In 1990, INXS released X, which spawned more international hits such as "Suicide Blonde" and "Disappear" (both Top 10 in the US). "Suicide Blonde" peaked at No. 2 in Australia and No. 11 in the UK.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Hutchence and Kylie Minogue attended the premiere of her 1989 film, The Delinquents, which depicts her in a platinum blonde wig.
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    In 1989, Hutchence collaborated further with Olsen for the Max Q project, they were joined by members of Olsen's previous groups including Whirlywirld, No and Orchestra of Skin and Bone.
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  • 1987
    In 1987, Hutchence provided vocals for Richard Clapton's album Glory Road which was produced by Jon Farriss.
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  • 1986
    To promote the tour, Hutchence and Barnes shared vocals on: The Easybeats cover "Good Times" and "Laying Down the Law" which Barnes cowrote with Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Hutchence and Pengilly. "Good Times" was used as the theme for the concert series of 1986–1987.
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    In 1986, Hutchence acted as Sam the lead male role, in the Australian film Dogs in Space, directed by long-time INXS music video collaborator Richard Lowenstein.
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  • 1985
    He had met Yates in 1985, during an interview for her program, The Tube; her marriage with The Boomtown Rats' lead singer and Live Aid organiser, Geldof, was already in crisis.
    Hutchence provided vocals for new wave band Beargarden's 1985 single release.
    In March 1985, after Hutchence and INXS recorded their album The Swing (1984), WEA released the Australian version of Dekadance, as a limited edition cassette only EP of six tracks including remixes from the album.
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  • 1984
    On 19 May, INXS won seven awards at the 1984 Countdown Music and Video Awards ceremony, including 'Best Songwriter' for Hutchence and Andrew, and 'Most Popular Male' for Hutchence.
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  • 1982
    It was Hutchence's first solo single and was released by WEA in early 1982.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    In May 1980, the group released their first single, "Simple Simon"/"We Are the Vegetables" which was followed by the debut album, INXS, in October.
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  • 1977
    In 1977, a new band, The Farriss Brothers, was formed with Tim Farriss on lead guitar, his younger brother Andrew as keyboardist, and youngest brother Jon on drums. Andrew brought Hutchence on-board as lead vocalist and Beers on bass guitar, and Tim brought his former band mate Kirk Pengilly on guitar and saxophone. The band made their debut on 16 August 1977 at Whale Beach, 40 km (25 mi) north of Sydney.
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  • 1976
    Hutchence's parents separated when he was 15; in 1976 for a short time, he lived with his mother and sister Tina in California.
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  • OTHER
  • 1960
    Michael Kelland John Hutchence was born on 22 January 1960, the son of Sydney businessman Kelland ("Kell") Hutchence, and make-up artist, Patricia (née Kennedy).
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