22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997.
“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 Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers — for the band’s core catalog of music.
UMPG previously published INXS’ early material through a prior deal, though the new pact brings essentially all of their music under one publishing roof for the first time.
“INXS is simply one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring their core catalog and all of their hits to UMPG worldwide,” said Zach Horowitz, chairman and CEO, UMPG. “We’re particularly excited to work with the group and their visionary creative consultant, Chris Murphy, in finding new and innovative ways to take their music to the next level–including the upcoming TV mini-series about their career, movies, and theatrical plays. We’re looking forward to connecting new generations of fans with the band’s timeless music.”
INXS has “become a music brand that breaks media and entertainment barriers on all fronts,” said Murphy. “Zach Horowitz ‘got it’ from my very first meeting with him, and his passion for INXS’ music was undeniable. We’re over the moon that we’ll be working with him and the outstanding UMPG team to write the next chapter in the band’s illustrious history.”
36 years ago Andrew Farriss, Michael Hutchence, Kirk Pengilly, Jon Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Tim Farriss played together for the first time as the Farriss Brothers.
Happy birthday Tim!
22 years ago…
Today the full cast of the INXS mini-series “Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story Of INXS” was announced.
Luke Arnold (Winners & Losers) plays Michael Hutchence; Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters) plays bass guitarist Garry Gary Beers; Alex Williams (who was the lead in Underground: The Julian Assange Story) plays Kirk Pengilly; Nicholas Masters plays Tim Farriss; Ido Drent (Offspring) is Jon Farriss; and Andy Ryan (Underbelly: Squizzy Taylor) is Andrew Farriss.
Damon Herriman (The Sullivans, Love My Way) plays INXS manager CM Murphy.
INXS band members and manager CM Murphy have been involved with pre-production, and the series will have INXS original music.
Tim Farriss said: “I’ve been spending a lot of time with the cast and I’m amazed. At times I actually thought Michael was there. It has been all forms of emotions for me – I’m very excited.”
“Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS” begins production in Melbourne next week.
I am deeply saddened at the loss of my friend Mandawuy Yunupingu.
I extend my sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends.
I feel very fortunate to have worked closely at times with Mandawauy and Yothu Yindi over the years.
A passionate and loved family man, a patient teacher, a brilliant communicator and spokesman for the aboriginal community and his generation, a ground breaking musician, talented songwriter and performer, a good bloke with a keen sense of humour, he will be missed greatly.