Michael Hutchence

(Michael Kelland John Hutchence)

Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence
  • Born: January 22, 1960
  • Died: November 22, 1997
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor

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Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician, singer-songwriter and actor who co-founded the rock band INXS, which sold over 55 million records worldwide and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001. Hutchence was the lead singer and lyricist of INXS from 1977 until his death. According to rock music historian Ian McFarlane, "Hutchence was the archetypal rock showman. He exuded an overtly sexual, macho cool with his flowing locks, and lithe and exuberant stage movements." Hutchence won the 'Best International Artist' at the 1991 BRIT Awards, with INXS winning the related group award.

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Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It's one of the perks.
But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Power
Every actor I know wants to be a pop star.
Fame makes me feel wanted and loved, anybody wants that.
I don't think success arrives and you're suddenly happy. It's not like that. If people think that they'll be very disappointed. Success
I get pretty terrified, to be honest, when I'm on tour. You really have to muster a lot of ego to go our there, which I find rather draining.
I hate it when people lose it, there's nothing left because they're not interesting, they're boring, I hate it, and especially smack, people on smack are the most boring in the world.
I know all's fair in love and war but when you go off and try to be by yourself and it ends up on the front page of the press it's frightening, knowing your life is under such scrutiny. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;War & Peace
I know who I am and what I do.
I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style.
I manage to scrape together a private life, despite the press. Life
I still haven't come to grips with our success. Success
I think there is a certain sensibility to someone you are attracted to and when it rubs off that's good.
I turn over a lot of money for a lot of people and I'm the smallest fish in it. Money, Coins & Minting
It's just as difficult to live in a self-made hell of privacy as it is to live in a self-made hell of publicity.
I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.
Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it wont exist.
The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There is an integrity to INXS, in the music, that makes it worthwhile. Music, Chants & Rapps
There's something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.
We always thought it strange that nobody was up on that stage playing soul stuff. Maybe people were playing it in their garages, like us, but they always reverted to pure rock when they got on stage.
We'd have to suck away at oxygen canisters between songs just so that we could keep playing.
Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them. Women
You know sometimes I just want to curl up on stage and lie there for a while - it's weird.

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