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Justin Timberlake Shines At Roseland Ballroom

May 7th, 2013 10:31am EDT
justin timberlake at roseland ballroom, nyc
Justin Timberlake rocked the Roseland Ballroom last night in New York City to a sold out crowd. Sponsored by MasterCard Priceless Premieres, fans were treated to songs from all three of Timberlake's studio albums, as well as a sexified cover of "Need You Tonight" by INXS. Jay-Z wasn't in the house, but wife Jessica Biel and Lonely Island cohort Andy Samberg were, and towards the end of the set Timbaland made a surprise guest appearance.

Just recently, Timberlake tweeted out a photo from the studio announcing a September 30th date for the second part of his 20/20 Experience. He also announc...
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INXS Reportedly Call It Quits

November 12th, 2012 8:34am EST
INXS
Australian rockers INXS are to split after 30 years, according to reports Down Under.

Drummer Jon Farriss reportedly broke the news to fans at a concert in Perth on Sunday, revealing the concert would be their last.

According to WaToday.com.au, Farriss admitted he was "getting teary" about taking his final bow.

The Need You Tonight hit-makers started out in Sydney in 1977 and were fronted by Michael Hutchence before his death in 1997.

The band has since worked with singers Jimmy Barnes, Terence Trent D'Arby, Jon Stevens, J.D. Fortune, and Ciaran Gribbin as replacements for the late r...
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INXS To Re-Release 'Kick' With Unseen Michael Hutchence Footage

July 24th, 2012 8:33am EDT
INXS
Rockers INXS are putting out previously unseen footage of frontman Michael Hutchence to mark the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album Kick.

The band is reissuing the iconic 1987 release, which has become one of the biggest-selling Australian albums of all time with more than 14 million copies shifted worldwide.

The new deluxe edition, set to hit shelves in September, will include unheard demos, a tour poster, documentary clips of Hutchence, and never-before-seen handwritten lyrics by the singer, who died in 1997.

INXS manager Chris Murphy says, "It'll be an amazing, super-dupe...
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Liv Tyler Records INXS Cover For Givenchy Ad

January 24th, 2012 2:19pm EST
Liv Tyler
Actress Liv Tyler is following her father and stepfather into the music business after recording a cover of an INXS tune for a new Givenchy advertisement.

The 34 year old admits she grew up dreaming of chart success but appearances in her dad Steven Tyler's Aerosmith videos led to more on screen time and less in the studio.

But now she's tackling music at last, telling People.com, "I got to record a cover of INXS' I Need You Tonight for a Givenchy commercial. It was fun and terrifying and wonderful. I always thought when I was a little girl that I'd be a singer. My mom (Bebe Buell) was ...
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INXS Have A New Lead Singer

September 26th, 2011 8:15pm EDT
INXS
Australian rockers INXS have replaced frontman J.D. Fortune with Snow Patrol collaborator Ciaran Gribbin.

Fortune won his place in the band in 2005 after triumphing in TV talent search Rock Star INXS, but he was booted from the line-up in 2009 and forced to seek help for a drug abuse problem that was spiraling out of control.

He was invited back to join the "Original Sin" hitmakers as Michael Hutchence's permanent replacement in January - but the reunion didn't last and he was not invited to join the group in the studio as they embarked on plans for their new music.

Now the remaining mem...
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INXS Dump Lead Singer J.D. Fortune Again

September 19th, 2011 3:54pm EDT
INXS
Australian rockers INXS have fired their frontman J.D. Fortune for the second time in two years.

The singer won his place in the band in 2005 after triumphing in U.S. TV talent search Rock Star: INXS, but he was booted from the line-up in 2009 and forced to seek help for a drug abuse problem that was spiraling out of control.

Fortune was welcomed back to the Original Sin hit-makers as Michael Hutchence's permanent replacement in January - but the reunion has been brief and the singer recently revealed he had not been included in plans for the band's new music.

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Happy 60th Birthday, Chrissie Hynde!

September 7th, 2011 9:31am EDT
Chrissie Hynde
She has been the "Talk Of The Town" for decades, and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today.

The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the burgeoning London punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s after leaving Akron for the excitement of England and her experiences there gave her the confidence to form her own band, The Pretenders, who have been chart-busting and paving the way for a collection of female-led rock acts - and some male ones too.

With hits like "Back on the Chain Gang," "Don't Get Me Wrong," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Kid and Brass in Pocket," ...
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U2 Dedicate A Song To Amy Winehouse

July 26th, 2011 10:52am EDT
U2
U2 have honored Amy Winehouse by dedicating a song to the tragic singer during a gig in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The band was playing at the city's TCF Stadium on Saturday, the day the tragic Rehab hit-maker was found dead at her home in Camden, north London.

The group proceeded to pay tribute to Winehouse during the show, dedicating their 2001 track Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of to her. The song was originally written for late INXS rocker Michael Hutchence, who committed suicide in 1997.

Frontman Bono told the crowd, "We wrote this next song for Michael Hutchence, but you wil...
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Belinda Carlisle Opens Up About Her Romance With Michael Hutchence

February 7th, 2011 8:45am EST
Belinda Carlisle
Former 1980s pop star Belinda Carlisle has spoken for the first time about her 10-year romance with late rocker Michael Hutchence.

The Go-Go's star admits she was infatuated with the INXS frontman, who also dated Helena Christensen, Kylie Minogue and fathered a daughter with British writer Paula Yates.

Carlisle says, "It was more friendship, but I guess you could say romance. He was a heartbreaker, totally. But I was smart enough not to be too serious about someone like that because he'd just break your heart. He had a charisma I've never seen in anyone else."

Carlisle admits it was n...
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Helena Christensen 'Annoyed' By Romance Rumors

February 3rd, 2011 1:34pm EST
Helena Christensen
Supermodel Helena Christensen hates reading rumors about her love life - because she is often wrongly paired with her girlfriends' partners.

The Danish beauty has been linked to a number of men since she catapulted to fame in the 1990s, but she insists most of the romance reports are completely false. And Christensen is adamant the speculation can be hurtful when she is rumored to have stepped out with her close pals' boyfriends.

She tells Britain's InStyle magazine, "I only really get annoyed by it in moments when I feel kind of down and vulnerable. But I do get bothered by the fact t...
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Concert Review: Collective Soul At Centennial Park

September 9th, 2009 8:15am EDT
Collective Soul
The massive crowd at Centennial (Olympic) Park was dominated by red and maroon…red for the Alabama fans and maroon for the Virginia Tech fans. Their teams would square off later at the Georgia Dome for a college football week-one match up. Lucky for them - and everyone else here - Georgia's own Collective Soul had agreed to put on a free concert in the heart of the revitalized downtown Atlanta. This would be one of those shows for which the planets would align: the weather was perfecto, the sounds were exquisite, and the SEC fans were all amenable (even the Hokies, who would soon experie...
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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Collateral Damage From Robert Plant's Decision To Nix Zep Reunion

December 25th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Led Zeppelin
Since the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reformed last December for a one-off show to pay tribute to late Atlantic Records founder and legend Ahmet Ertegun, the man who discovered and brought us some of the most talented artists of all-time (seriously, we really could use another Ahmet right about now-- but since the almighty dollar overshadows the need for actual talent we can forget that) and gave a handful of folks in England the greatest holiday gift ever, there has been a weekly story about the band going on tour. And not going on tour. But wanting to tour. And not wanting to tour. ...
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Sprint Launches 'Rock The Phone'

November 21st, 2008 5:45pm EST
The Doors
Rhino Entertainment and Sprint introduce Rock The Phone, a Website offering rockin' ringtones for every phone of legendary songs from some of rock 'n' roll's greatest bands, including The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Ramones, and more.

Not a subscription service, wireless consumers nationwide can visit www.rockthephone.com for access to over 100 classic rock ringtones for $2.99 each. For a limited time, the website will offer a free ringtone of The Doors' "Love Me Two Times," and Sprint customers will have exclusive access to eight ringtones until December 11.

In addit...
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The Goo Goo Dolls To Release 'Volume Two' On August 19

August 12th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
The Goo Goo Dolls
One of the world's most beloved American rock bands, The Goo Goo Dolls, will release its twelfth album, "Volume Two," August 19th, on Warner Bros. Records. It is the follow-up to last year's "Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles" - the first-ever collection of the band's hits in its 22-year-career - which was released in November 2007.

"Volume Two," a two-disc CD + DVD set, is a treasure trove of audio and video destined to be an instant must-have for Goos fans.

The 23-track audio CD features several favorite album tracks, including "No Way Out," from "Jed," and a live take of ...
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Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

July 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...
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Top 10 Albums Of The 80s

January 30th, 2008 9:33am EST
Michael Jackson Bad
When I first comprised this list, I had all the usual suspects: Thriller, Closer, Daydream Nation, Purple Rain - you know, the albums you see on every other top 10 list for the 80s.

I got about four or five albums when something told me to go back and actually listen to "Thriller" again, from start to finish. Then I listened to Bad¸ Michael Jackson's follow-up, and it became clear that record sales alone doesn't make an album the greatest. Don't believe me? How do you feel about Britney Spears' Oops...I Did it Again - no? You sure? All righty, then.

Yes, sometimes albums are great beca...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

September 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000),
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 22

June 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Meryl Streep
Happy Birthday to "Scrubs" actor Donald Faison (1974), MTV/talk show host Carson Daly (1973), Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page (1970), Mighty Mighty Bosstones singer Dicky Barrett, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown (1964), B-movie actor Bruce Campbell (1958), INXS bassist Garry Gary Beers (1957), "Chico and the Man" star Freddie Prinze (1954; d. 1977), 80s pop singer Cyndi Lauper (1953), "Dances With Wolves" actor Graham Greene (1952), "The Bionic Woman" star Lindsay Wagner (1949), prolific screen star Meryl Streep (1949), singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren (1948), singer/actor Kris Kris...
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Silverchair Announces North American Dates Of 'Young Modern' World Tour

June 18th, 2007 5:10pm EDT
Silverchair
June 18, 2007 -- Australian trio Silverchair has announced their first full North American tour since 1999. The dates will be in support of the band's new album Young Modern which will street on July 24 in the US and Canada on Eleven: a music company through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group.

In spite of the band's long leave of absence they recently sold out some New York, Los Angeles and Toronto shows within minutes. This phenomenal response drew a full page feature in the LA Times Calendar section and lead the LA Weekly to declare that "Silverchair have burrowed into a '...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 22

January 22nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Michael Hutchence
Happy Birthday to "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (1981), American singer Willa Ford (1981), Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody (1980), "Malcolm in the Middle" actor Christopher Masterson (1980), character actor Balthazar Getty (1975), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actress Olivia d'Abo (1967), "Unfaithful" star Diane Lane (1965), Will Smith partner DJ Jazzy Jeff (1965), late INXS singer Michael Hutchence (1960; d. 1997), "Exorcist" star Linda Blair (1959), "Dawson's Creek" actor John Wesley Shipp (1956), Journey singer Steve Perry (1949), British actor John Hurt (1940), "Incredible Hul...
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Producer Dre To Release Debut CD, "The Trunk"

October 16th, 2006 2:12pm EDT
Dre
Simply put, producers Cool and Dre are forging the soundtracks to our lives right now. With hit records for The Game and 50 Cent ("Hate it or Love It"), Ja Rule ("New York"), their mentor Fat Joe ("So Much More), Juvenile ("Rodeo") and most recently Christina Milian and good friend DJ Khaled ("Holla at Me Baby"), the Grammy nominated tandem have fulfilled their almost life long dreams to become the undeniably hottest production team in music today.

Now with their feet firmly planted in the game, it's time to embark on new goals for the duo. One half of the team, Dre, has finally liste...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

September 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000),
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 22

June 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Meryl Streep
Happy Birthday to "Scrubs" actor Donald Faison (1974), MTV/talk show host Carson Daly (1973), Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page (1970), Mighty Mighty Bosstones singer Dicky Barrett, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown (1964), B-movie actor Bruce Campbell (1958), INXS bassist Garry Gary Beers (1957), "Chico and the Man" star Freddie Prinze (1954; d. 1977), 80s pop singer Cyndi Lauper (1953), "Dances With Wolves" actor Graham Greene (1952), "The Bionic Woman" star Lindsay Wagner (1949), prolific screen star Meryl Streep (1949), singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren (1948), singer/actor Kris Kris...
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INXS Add Two More UK Dates To European Tour

May 22nd, 2006 9:56am EDT
INXS
Due to phenomenal public demand, INXS have announced two more UK dates to their 2006 Intimate European "Switched On" Tour. The two shows include the first and only concert in Glasgow at the Barrowland Ballroom on Saturday 4th November, and a newly added second London gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Monday 6th November.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 22nd May, and pre-sale goes on sale to INXS official website members on Friday 19th May. Ticket prices for the concerts are £25. To book tickets by phone, call the 24 hr ticket hotline: 0870 735 5000, or book online ...
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New Season of 'Rock Star' To Feature Motley Crue, Metallica, Guns N' Roses Members

March 16th, 2006 12:32pm EST
Tommy Lee
Musicians from some of the biggest American rock bands have joined forces to form a new band, Supernova, and will use CBS's "Rock Star" (working title) as the competition to determine the new lead singer. Supernova will feature drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses). The second edition 'Rock Star' will premiere this summer.

After the winning singer is selected, Supernova will record an original album, to be co-written and produced by Butch Walker (hit songwriter/producer for Avril Lavigne, Pink) that will be released in the fall be...
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"Future Retro" Remixes 80s Classics From The Cure, INXS and More

January 26th, 2006 9:36am EST
Robert Smith of The Cure
Classic '80s alternative songs go back to the future with "Future Retro" as Rhino Records updates the era's shimmering synthesized sounds with remixes by today's hottest club DJs and producers. Music from a short list of influential alternative artists such as Devo, The Cure, and Echo & The Bunnymen is reimagined by renowned DJs for today's club scene. Featuring 14 brand-new remixes, Future Retro includes The Crystal Method tweaking New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," Jaded Alliance roughing up Erasure's "A Little Respect," and Static Revenger electrifying INXS' "Need You Tonight." Several...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 22

January 22nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Steeeeeeve Perry
Happy Birthday to "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (1981), American singer Willa Ford (1981), Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody (1980), "Malcolm in the Middle" actor Christopher Masterson (1980), character actor Balthazar Getty (1975), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actress Olivia d'Abo (1967), "Unfaithful" star Diane Lane (1965), Will Smith partner DJ Jazzy Jeff (1965), late INXS singer Michael Hutchence (1960; d. 1997), "Exorcist" star Linda Blair (1959), "Dawson's Creek" actor John Wesley Shipp (1956), Journey singer Steve Perry (1949), British actor John Hurt (1940), "Incredible Hul...
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Guests and Musical Acts For VH1 Big In 05 Awards

November 9th, 2005 2:22pm EST
Jessica Simpson
As previously announced, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured the year in music, news, politics, arts and gossip with "VH1 Big In '05 Awards" hosted by D.L. Hughley. Now the guest list is beginning to take shape with the announcement of appearances on the show by Jessica Simpson, Kate Beckinsale, Lindsay Lohan, Entourage's Jeremy Piven, Kristin Cavalleri from Laguna Beach, Hulk & Brooke Hogan and Danny Bonaduce and performances by Beck, Def Leppard and INXS.

The show premiers on VH1 on Sunday, December 4 at 8PM*. Additional performers, presenters and special guests will b...
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INXS 2006 Tour (1st With J.D. Fortune) Finalized

November 7th, 2005 5:22am EST
INXS
With a flurry of multiple sell outs for its "Switched On" tour, INXS is adding six more dates in the South -- plus a second night in New York City -- to the first leg of their 2006 North American tour.

Tour producers Metropolitan Talent Presents announced today that tickets go on sale the weekend of November 11 for the following INXS concerts: Norfolk (2/20), Charlotte (2/21), Atlanta (2/22), Jacksonville (2/24), Clearwater (2/25), Boca Raton (2/26) and New York (2/13).

The first leg of INXS' "Switched On" tour is now finalized, with 31 performances in 28 cities, beginning January...
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