Australia’s most popular album is…

Australia’s most popular album is…

While rock has been off the main course in most countries, Australians indulged in nostalgia for a much-loved guitar band in 2014. The highest-selling album of the year looks set to come from none other than old stagers INXS, with a three year old collection of songs dating back to the 1980s. The Australia Recording Industry Association does not release its official end-of-year data until early January, but Universal has been told INXS’s The Very Best is the biggest-selling album so far in 2014, undoubtedly driven by the success of the record-breaking miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. Read the full article here   This post was written originally featured on SMH […]

INXS Never Tear Us Apart Mini-Series Up for AACTA Award

INXS Never Tear Us Apart Mini-Series Up for AACTA Award

The INXS Never Tear Us Apart mini-series has been nominated for excellence across a broad array of categories for this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. The award nominations include: Best Telefeature Or Miniseries Best Direction In A Television Drama Or Comedy Best Lead Actor In A Television Drama (Luke Arnold) Best Guest Or Supporting Actor In A Television Drama (Andy Ryan) Huge congratulations to all the cast and crew for the amazing production and the nominations! If you missed it, you can watch the TV mini-series again on Channel 7 in Australia 8.30pm tonight. We will keep you updated on how it all goes!  

INXS are #GQ Legends of the Year!

INXS are #GQ Legends of the Year!

Earlier this week, at a star studded celebrity event in the heart of Sydney, GQ magazine held the GQ Men Of The Year Awards for 2014. INXS, represented by Tim and Jon Farriss, received the prestigious “GQ Legends Of The Year” Award. photo credit: Jake Terrey & Caroline McCredie The Award was presented by their long-time collaborator and label Partner, CM Murphy who said “A few decades ago I met six young men that had a particular look in their eye – a look that winners have and together we believed we could take on the world! Not only did INXS take on the world, they conquered the world city by […]

Remain calm and just skate… to New Sensation

Remain calm and just skate… to New Sensation

His name is Thaynan Costa and his discipline is street skateboarding. This Red Bull feautred athlete lives in Portugal, but was originally born in Brazil in December 1994 – just weeks after the release of the INXS Greatest Hits album (1994 version). This video of Thaynan Costa skating the streets exhibiting his raw and mind-blowing talent came across our radar recently, as you might recognise the song in the clip featured this week on Thrasher Magazine. It still blows our mind that 27 years after recording New Sensation that a whole new generation are loving it. If you like hearing about new INXS stories, news and offer, subscribe here and you will be […]

INXS Mini-Series Hits Latin America

INXS Mini-Series Hits Latin America

After successful broadcasts in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, the INXS mini series Never Tear Us Apart premiered in Latin America last night. It will run for four weeks on satellite network DIRECTV and is expected to cause the same record-buying frenzy which followed screening in Australia and New Zealand. South America was a huge market for INXS, with Argentina and Brazil ranking among their biggest bases. They first toured South America in 1986 after the success ofListen Like Thieves, and returned seven more times playing in stadiums to 50,000 fans. Their 1984 hit, produced by Nile Rodgers, Original Sin, topped the charts in Argentina…. Read the full […]

INXS Mini-Series ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ Poised for Latin America Debut

INXS Mini-Series ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ Poised for Latin America Debut

The TV mini-series that catapulted INXS back to the summit in their homeland is about to air in Latin America, where the Australian rockers’ flame has burned impressively bright. “Never Tear Us Apart” begins its four-week primetime broadcast via satellite network DirecTV from Monday (Sept. 22). The series was a ratings hit earlier this year for free-to-air broadcaster Channel 7 in Australia. It also gave a big kick to INXS’ business — and broke records in the process…. Read the full article here   This post was written originally featured on Billboard.com written by Lars Brandle.

INXS Claim Top Spot On NZ Albums Chart

INXS Claim Top Spot On NZ Albums Chart

The success of the INXS mini-series in Australia has been mirrored in NZ over the past two weeks, where the band are now riding high on the local charts with The Very Best retrospective collection. INXS: Never Tear Us Apart has aired in New Zealand on the previous two Thursdays and the TV show has been accompanied by extensive promotion by bandmates Kirk Pengilly and Tim Farriss, who is also executive producer. The Very Best, originally released in 2011, has climbed to the top of the New Zealand albums chart and marks the band’s first New Zealand #1 album since the release of Kick in 1987, which itself has moved […]

INXS Creates Australian Chart History

INXS Creates Australian Chart History

INXS have continued their assault on the Australian sales charts by grabbing the top two spots on this week’s albums tally — the first time a homegrown act has achieved the feat. In the week after free-to-air broadcaster Channel 7 aired the final episode of the “Never Tear Us Apart” two-part mini-series, INXS have landed six entries in the ARIA top 40 albums chart… Read the full article here   This post was written originally featured on Billboard.com written by Lars Brandle.