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MICHAEL HUTCHENCE: Legendary INXS Lead Singer’s Unreleased Solo Song Now Available Via PledgeMusic

MICHAEL HUTCHENCE: Legendary INXS Lead Singer’s Unreleased Solo Song Now Available Via PledgeMusic

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Iconic INXS lead singer, Michael Hutchence, will forever be in the hearts and dance moves of fans across the world. Although known for his hit band songs “Need You Tonight” and “Never Tear Us Apart,” he also embarked on many solo projects.

In a partnership with fashion designer Astrella, daughter to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Donovan, Hutchence’s first solo recording to be released in 15 years will now be available through her famed hybrid, T-shirt collection known as the MUSICAL T’s™. PledgeMusic is honored to be a part of this campaign, where the song and T-shirt will be available exclusively via Fashion Designer Astrella’s Next MUSICAL T’s™ Design and is allowing the fans to vote on several graphic options. The winning option will be produced onto a T-shirt and be for sale exclusively on PledgeMusic.

Previously unreleased and available only through this package, Michael Hutchence’s song “Friction” will be available for pre-order. Sales will officially begin September 1, 2015.  To launch our PledgeMusic storefront, Astrella is offering 5 designs for the public to vote on, to decide which design should be put into production. Astrella has collaborated with internationally recognized artist Miguel Paredes, as well as former head of design for Lucky Brand, Tom Garner, to help design the “Friction” MUSICAL T’s™ graphics. The song came from his recording sessions in 1995, before his tragic death, to create a solo record with music producers Danny Saber (Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy, Korn, U2, David Bowie) and Andy Gill (Gang of Four, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Jesus Lizard, The Futerheads, The Stranglers.)

PledgeMusic, a frontrunner in the direct-to-fan platform, is bringing fans a truly special and unique experience with this campaign. PledgeMusic will be the exclusive place to purchase the song and vote for and purchase the MUSICAL T’s™ T-shirt.

Pledgers will have the opportunity to get the previously unreleased Michael Hutchence single “Friction” + 2 remixes, (EMF DJ, Milfredo Seven as well as Jeff Patterson of the 3 Jays). Fans can vote on 1 of 5 T-shirt designs from Astrella Inc., and the winning T-shirt will be come the official Friction MUSICAL T’s™. Fans can purchase the winning T-shirt along with experiences from co-writer of “Friction”, and a long time Michael Hutchence friend and storied engineer/producer Danny Saber. 10 unreleased photos of Michael will be premiered and Danny Saber will do video breakdowns of the lyrics in the track. To pledge, please visit, http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/michaelhutchence.

Saber says, “Michael was always looking to reinvent the wheel as an artist. Delivering music and fashion together through Astrella and the PledgeMusic platform is precisely the type of ground-breaking initiative he would have been proud to be a part of. This project honors the intimate connect between artist and fan, which Michael cherished.”

“As a huge INXS fan, it is an honor to be involved with this Michael Hutchence project.  The combined efforts of Astrella and Danny Saber have created a truly unique marriage of fashion and music, while honoring Michael’s iconic status and legacy. The blessing and cooperation of the Hutchence estate is proof that Michael himself would have loved this project,” says Jayce Varden Co-founder & Head of Global Campaign Operations at PledgeMusic.

About Astrella
Astrella is a luxury garment and lifestyle brand focused on high-quality every-day wear with fashion-forward design and a green footprint. Astrella’s Musical T’s™ are available at fine retail stores, boutiques and premier department stores. For more information, visit www.astrellainc.com

About Pledge Music  
PledgeMusic is the world’s #1 community of artists and fans that believe in a better way to make, buy and enjoy music that will continuously reinvent ways to help artists create and promote their music and give fans personal connections to the artists they love and support.

The PledgeMusic vision is to be the number one influencer and sustained catalyst for change in the global music industry by spending everyday serving artists and their fans all over the world.

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INXS Celebrates 25th Anniversary ‘KICK’ With Special Editions

INXS Celebrates 25th Anniversary ‘KICK’ With Special Editions

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark album KICK, INXS has announced they will release three newly remastered KICK 25th Anniversary Editions of their acclaimed 1987 studio albumThe KICK 25th Anniversary Editions are being made available as a limited edition LP on red vinyl, a 25-track expanded Deluxe 2CD set; and a 32-track collector’s edition Super Deluxe 3CD set coupled with a 60-minute DVD and 80-page hard cover book. All three versions of the KICK 25th Anniversary Editions are available for purchase immediately and available exclusively online at www.INXS.com. Formed 35 years ago in 1977, INXS is one of the most notable and successful rock bands of all time, having sold over 35 million albums worldwide with the group’s music remaining in constant radio rotation and in DJ sets nightly across the globe.

In addition to the INXS KICK 25th Anniversary Edition on limited edition red vinyl featuring the remastered original album, the Deluxe 2CD Edition includes the remastered version of the original album, along with a bonus disc of early demo recordings and outtakes, live concert tracks, rare b-sides and remixes. The collector’s edition Super Deluxe 3CD+1DVD+80-page hardcover book edition includes the remastered version of the original album, a second CD of early demos, live concert tracks, rare b-sides and remixes, along with a third CD featuring special single edit versions and bonus remixes of “Never Tear Us Apart,” “New Sensation,” and “Devil Inside” among others. The added DVD features never-before-seen exclusive footage titled Through Our Eyes Only filmed by the band themselves, taking fans behind-the-scenes during the 1987-1988 KICK “Calling All Nations World Tour.” Additional DVD features include unseen live-in-concert recordings, rare promos for the band and album, music videos, and a track-by-track documentary filmed during the late-80s to present on the making of the classic album featuring intimate interviews with the late Michael Hutchence and brothers Andrew, Jon and Tim Farriss. The collector’s edition Super Deluxe set also comes with an 80-page art book that includes never-before-seen handwritten lyrics from the Michael Hutchence family archives, previously unseen photos, diaries, a Kick sticker sheet and original tour poster.

In addition, INXS has rolled out an entirely new line of merchandise and apparel commemorating the KICK 25th Anniversary available only online at: http://shop.petrolelectric.com/kick-25. For more information please visit the bands’ official website at www.INXS.com.
Originally released on October 19, 1987, KICK has been lauded by critics the world over as a work of “rhythm rock” perfection. Famously “rejected” at the time by their record label, who offered the band $1,000,000 to go back to Australia and record an entirely different album, KICK became a worldwide, multi-platinum success. Yielding the band four Top 10 singles, “Devil Inside,” “New Sensation,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” and “Need You Tonight” which hit #1 in the U.S., KICK solidified the band as one of the world’s top concert attractions with a relentless radio presence and constant video rotation at MTV.
During this prolific period – the album from beginning to end, front to back, including the now iconic imagery – everything contributed to conjuring up one of the most inspired INXS albums of their career and one of the most exciting albums of that musical era, with sales now approaching 20 million worldwide.
In the accompanying DVD of the KICK 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Andrew Farriss recalled “the KICK album was a very important album for INXS’ career on lots of levels. We’d had chart success prior to that album. It was our sixth studio album, but the chart success we’d had prior to that album was a mixed bag.”
Tim Farriss remembered, “KICK, to me, was an extension of Listen Like Thieves, the album we had just made with producer Chris Thomas. And it just felt like we had really just gotten it happening.”
“We came up with ‘What You Need’ which was a top 5 hit for us then in the United States…and that really did change things in a big way for us,” said Andrew Farriss. We knew what we had to do withKICK as an album, so Michael and I talked with the other guys in the band on a tour bus, I think in Germany of all places and said to them ‘Look, you know, this album we’re about to make, it feels like a big career move for us…if you really trust us with the songwriting, we’ll try to give you ten ‘What You Need’s.’ And the guys, to their credit, said ‘okay, you write all the songs.’ And we (Michael and I) went, ‘alright!,’ because now we had our mission statement. So, we sat down and carefully designed KICK.”
Jon Farriss described the album and bands’ then evolving sound as having “a groove element, a dance element that lies underneath a lot of that stuff. Motown (was) definitely a very influential aspect of INXS.”
Michael Hutchence continued “It’s a soul thing, really. I sort of write songs where there’s just a movement, an energy, and rhythm. But, they’re basically moral songs. ‘Being good to each other, taking care of each other.’ They’re love songs. They’re not trite. They’re very passionate.”

INXS KICK 25th Anniversary limited-edition red LP tracklisting: 

  1. Guns In The Sky
  2. New Sensation
  3. Devil Inside
  4. Need You Tonight
  5. Mediate
  6. The Loved One
  7. Wildlife
  8. Never Tear Us Apart
  9. Mystify
  10. Kick
  11. Calling All Nations
  12. Tiny Daggers

INXS KICK 25th Anniversary Deluxe 2CD tracklisting:

CD1

  1. Guns In The Sky
  2. New Sensation
  3. Devil Inside
  4. Need You Tonight
  5. Mediate
  6. The Loved One
  7. Wildlife
  8. Never Tear Us Apart
  9. Mystify
  10. Kick
  11. Calling All Nations
  12. Tiny Daggers

CD2

  1. Move On – Guitar Version
  2. I’m Coming (Home)
  3. Mediate – Live From America
  4. Never Tear Us Apart – Live From America
  5. Kick – Live From America
  6. On The Rocks
  7. Do Wot You Do – B Side New Sensation
  8. Mystify – Chicago Demo
  9. Jesus Was A Man – Demo
  10. The Trap – Demo
  11. Guns In The Sky – Kick Ass Remix
  12. Need You Tonight – Mendelson Extended Mix
  13. Move On

INXS Kick 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe 3CD+1DVD (w/80 page hardcover book): 

CD1

  1. Guns In The Sky
  2. New Sensation
  3. Devil Inside
  4. Need You Tonight
  5. Mediate
  6. The Loved One
  7. Wildlife
  8. Never Tear Us Apart
  9. Mystify
  10. Kick
  11. Calling All Nations
  12. Tiny Daggers

CD2

  1. Move On – Guitar Version
  2. I’m Coming (Home)
  3. Mediate – Live From America
  4. Never Tear Us Apart – Live From America
  5. Kick – Live From America
  6. On The Rocks
  7. Do Wot You Do – B Side New Sensation
  8. Mystify – Chicago Demo
  9. Jesus Was A Man – Demo
  10. The Trap – Demo
  11. Guns In The Sky – Kick Ass Remix
  12. Need You Tonight – Mendelson Extended Mix
  13. Move On

CD3

  1. Never Tear Us Apart – Soul Version
  2. New Sensation – Nick 12″ Mix
  3. New Sensation – Nick 7″
  4. Devil Inside – Extended Remix
  5. Devil Inside – 7″
  6. Different World – 7″
  7. Calling All Nations – Kids On Bridges Remix

DVD

  • Documentary: Track Baby Track Documentary
  • INXS KICK World Tour: Exclusive Band Footage [Through Our Eyes Only]
  • Promos
  • Mystify
  • Guns in the Sky
  • Need You Tonight
One of the most notable and successful rock bands of all time, INXS has sold over 35 million albums worldwide with the group’s music remaining in constant radio rotation and in DJ sets nightly across the globe. To this day, the group’s multi-platinum landmark albums Listen Like Thieves, KICK, and Xare all widely regarded as music collection staples. Huge chart-topping hit singles including “What You Need,” “Need You Tonight,” “Devil Inside,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” “New Sensation” and “Suicide Blonde” have been featured in numerous films, advertising campaigns and video games, earning the band countless accolades and awards around the world, including several Grammy nominations, and is the driving force behind selling over 15 million albums in the U.S. alone. With a career spanning three decades, first as the Farriss Brothers, then as INXS, brothers Tim, Jon, and Andrew Farriss, along with Kirk Pengilly, Garry Gary Beers, and Michael Hutchence have created some of the most enduring music in rock.

For more information please visit the official INXS website: www.INXS.com

Follow the band on Twitter@INX

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INXS Announce 2011 North American Summer Tour Dates

INXS Announce 2011 North American Summer Tour Dates

INXS has announced the first set of North American summer concert dates on “The Original Sin Tour.”
The band will kick off the tour in Canada on July 3rd, with their first U.S. show slated for July 17th. Following, a coast-to-coast run of 15+ dates includes stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles July 22nd and The Beacon in New York on August 4th.

The band will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday, May 27th performing with Pat Monahan (Train) the newly revamped version of the classic INXS song “Beautiful Girl” from their new studio album Original Sin.

July 3 – Riverfest – Brockville, ON
July 5 – Cunard Centre – Halifax, NS
July 7 – The Centre at Casino – New Brunswick Moncton, NB
July 8 – Le Festivoix de Trois – Rivieres Trois-Rivieres, QC
July 9 – Sarnia Rogers Bayfest – Sarnia, ON
July 13 – Interior Savings Centre – Kamloops, BC
July 16 – River Rock Show Theatre – Richmond, BC
July 17 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA
July 19 – The Mountain – Winery Saratoga, CA
July 22 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
July 23 – The Pearl Concert Theater – Las Vegas, NV
July 25 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
July 28 – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN
July 29 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN
July 30 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
August 2 – The National – Richmond, VA
August 3 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
August 4 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
August 6 – House of Blues – Atlantic City, NJ
August 7 – Mohegan Sun – Wilkes-Barre, VA
August 8 – Filene Center at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
August 10 – Pier Six Concert Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
August 12 – Ntelos Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
August 13 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
August 14 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA

* additional dates TBA

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INXS’ New Album ‘Original Sin’ Now Streaming Online!

INXS’ New Album ‘Original Sin’ Now Streaming Online!

“Original Sin,” the new album from INXS, is featured this week on AOL Music’s Listening Party . The entire album, streaming all week (February 28 – March 7), features new recordings of the band’s signature hits chosen by and re-imagined with some of the world’s finest musicians including Ben Harper, Rob Thomas, Pat Monahan, Tricky, Nikka Costa and more. Listen now at AOL Music.

The digital album version of “Original Sin” is currently available for purchase exclusively on Amazon.com with pre-orders being taken now for the CD version slated for release on April 5.

An ambitious project two years in the making, Original Sin teams the band with musicians from around the globe, from superstars like Ben Harper, Train’s Pat Monahan, Rob Thomas, and Nikka Costa to up and comer DJ Yaleidys of Cuba, to reinterpret and revitalize their own classics for a whole new generation. An eclectic mix of music including Thomas and Yaleidys’ sultry take on “Original Sin” and trip-hop superstar Tricky’s electrifying version of “Mediate” to Pat Monahans’ emotional “Beautiful Girl” and French pop artist Loane’s take on “Mystify” with John Mayer & Kirk Pengilly on guitar, INXS boldly embrace their past and future on one album.

One of the most notable and successful rock bands of all time, INXS has sold over 35 million albums worldwide with the group’s music remaining in constant radio rotation and in DJ sets nightly across the globe. To this day, the group’s multi-platinum landmark albums Listen Like Thieves, Kick, and Xare all widely regarded as music collection staples. Huge chart-topping hit singles including “What You Need,” “Need You Tonight,” “Devil Inside,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” “New Sensation” and “Suicide Blonde” have been featured in numerous films, advertising campaigns and video games, earning the band countless accolades and awards around the world, including several Grammy nominations, and is the driving force behind selling over 15 million albums in the U.S. alone. With a career spanning three decades, first as the Farriss Brothers, then as INXS, brothers Tim, Jon, and Andrew Farriss, along with Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers have created some of the most enduring music in rock.

Listen to the entire “Original Sin” album on AOL Music:
http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/ – /5

For more information, please visit the official INXS website: www.INXS.com

 

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