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Michael Hutchence
January 22, 1960 - November 22, 1997
Nationality: Australian
Category: Musician
Subcategory: Australian Musician

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.


I think there is a certain sensibility to someone you are attracted to and when it rubs off that's good.


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 still haven't come to grips with our success.


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.


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.


There is an integrity to INXS, in the music, that makes it worthwhile.


The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping.


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.


We'd have to suck away at oxygen canisters between songs just so that we could keep playing.


I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.


Every actor I know wants to be a pop star.


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.


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.


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.


Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.


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.


You know sometimes I just want to curl up on stage and lie there for a while - it's weird.


Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it wont exist.


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.


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