The band INXS was a bit of a phenom in their heyday. The whole thing dashed when lead singer Michael Hutchence took his own life in a hotel in Sydney Australia.
Twenty years later Hutchence will be inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside fellow INXS member Andrew Farriss.
Now there’s word that a vault of previously unheard solo music has been mixed by one of the world’s best producers and its release has been given the go-ahead by his sister and the Hutchence estate.
Michael Hutchence’s sister Tina told news.com.au it was “magic” when she first heard the music. “It was Michael being totally Michael and singing how he had wanted to for quite a while,” she said.
“As those closest to him knew, Michael loved being in love and he was driven by love and that comes across as does such a passion and a joy in this music.’’
The track will be of an album of 15 unreleased and unheard tracks that Michael recorded solo before he died and we’ll be officially launching it in Los Angeles at the Viper Room on Australia Day next month (Jan 26th)