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A weekly podcast delving deep into the Iconic legendary Australian Band of Brothers, INXS, hosted by Haydn (INXS Nerd) and Bee (Tragic fan girl) Loads of cool interviews/ news/ competitions/ reviews and fan engagement. Check out our website for more cool stuff...https://www.inxsaccessallareas.com Help us out with our mission in getting, INXS recognised and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Here is the link below to follow. Please sign and share with other INXS fan friends. https:// ...
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Am I an expert on love…of course not who is?! I’m just a guy giving out terrible dating advice. The Player 2 podcast answers your ill-advised questions with equally ill-informed advice. Whether you’re looking for a meaningful relationship, one night of fun, or just here for the hell of it, this podcast is sure to have something for you.
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Welcome to Strongwriters On Songwriting (Inside the Song), with your hosts Eric Bjarnason Martin and Scott Bradshaw. Each series will centre around a different theme with highly accomplished songwriters delving into their own personal songwriting process. Each episode will provide an opportunity to listen to and explore a few of the featured artist's songs.ROAD WARRIORS Series 2 Episodes 3-6 JERRY LEGER Leger has a thing for ghosts. The Toronto singer/songwriter confirmed it a couple of year ...
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In the latest episode of INXS: Access all Areas, Bee and I get back to musical basics and compare and contrast our individual top 10 sublime INXS hook moments that leap out of the speakers and hit our collective hearts with passion and purpose. What is a hook, I can hear you say? A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage or phrase, that…
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As we put a bow around our three part series on Rock Star INXS, we breakdown the Top Ten Reels from the show that highlighted the strengths and joys of the show that still resonate 19 years after airing. Unlike many reality shows that were steeped in manipulation, occasional humiliation and cheesy contrived antics, Rock Star INXS in 2005 was a brea…
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As we welcome Bee back from her European travel escapades, INXS: Access all Areas roars back with a vengeance as we continue the Rock Star INXS theme with a forensic deep dive into the birth of the Billboard Charting hit Pretty Vegas. Commencing as a contestant activity, Andrew Farriss and Dave Navarro commissioned two teams to go away and write me…
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Get Ready for... Episode 186: Welcome to Rockstar INXS In December 2004 INXS announced the bold move to enter the “Reality TV” world with the global media release of Rockstar INXS. A talent identification based competition filmed and released via CBS, VH1 and affiliates aiming to find INXS’ new lead singer. In this episode, we discuss the backdrop …
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Releasing this episode on our 4th Anniversary; we are beyond excited to have a special and featured guest on today’s episode of INXS: Access all Areas. Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle Podcast, based in Denver Colorado has created over 470 episodes of fantastic music deep dive content over the last 9 years to critical acclaim. The original driving ins…
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Continuing our musical themes of recent weeks, we at last get the opportunity to finalize INXS: Access all Areas “Deep Cut” tracks Spotify Playlist that highlights the best of the best iconic “album tracks” that never made it to a “singles release”. “No filler, all killer” is a tagline that would adequately apply to INXS over their ten albums with …
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We are privileged to be joined by patrons Darren Joseph, Brett Williams and Dr Jim along with good friend of the podcast Darren Jones, to discuss and celebrate the 40th anniversary of INXS’ commercial breakout album, The Swing! Musical tendencies and tastes often formulate during those halcyon teenage years and today’s panel deep dive into the joys…
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After confidence boosting performances with Terence Trent D'Arby, the Tim Rice Extravaganza and closing out the 2000 Olympic Games, INXS sought an old mate to take the frontman duties in ex Noiseworks lead singer, Jon Stevens. Having carved a 20 plus year career as a soloist, frontman and pivotal member of the 1992/93 Jesus Christ Superstar revival…
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Nobody loves a good list more than Haydn. In today’s episode of the INXS Access All Areas podcast, Bee allows him to indulge his longstanding wish to prosecute the case of which 25 INXS songs have had the most impact and importance within the cultural zeitgeist. With a recording career that started in 1980 via their eponymous debut album, and culmi…
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In episode 131, we embarked on a deep dive into INXS compilation albums (1982’s INXSIVE and 1994 Greatest Hits) with attention and detail. In the 2001-2002 period, INXS Management undertook the release of two distinct compilation albums for two different regions. “Shine like it Does” under their USA label Rhino, a 42 song extravaganza covering 1979…
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Continuing Part 2... Frank Benbini of the Fun Lovin Criminals joins Bee and I to discuss the profound musical influence INXS had on him and his band mates as musicians. As a hybrid musical act out of New York City, the F.L.C adopted a blended style of music prowess combining rock, blues, hip hop, dance and soul. Uncompromising, unapologetic and unm…
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INXS: Access all Areas is back with a vengeance this week with a truly original episode in two parts. Frank Benbini of the Fun Lovin Criminals joins Bee and I to discuss the profound musical influence INXS had on him and his band mates as musicians. As a hybrid musical act out of New York City, the F.L.C adopted a blended style of music prowess com…
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INXS: Access all Areas listeners were given a unique treat last week that being Part One of Mark Pellington whose industry credits go far beyond the Beautiful Girl video. Left with a cliffhanger as Mark escalated his frustration upon hearing INXS were not in fact, in the Rock Hall of Fame, we share in Part two’s deep dive what that phone call entai…
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Famed USA Video, Film, Doco and TV Director, Mark Pellington joins INXS: Access all Areas to dive deep on his fantastic video for 1993 INXS single “Beautiful Girl” amidst many other broader conversations. Having gotten his start via MTV in 1983, Mark was at the forefront of when the video clip explosion was at the epicenter of the watching audience…
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With the year 2000 upon us, the world was entering an exciting new century. Music, cinema, pop culture and the arts were evolving and INXS were starting to take bigger steps in a world without Michael Hutchence. With the dust settling on Michael’s posthumous album release, INXS took the left field move of signing up to the Tim Rice Spectacular Conc…
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Alex Proyas: Kissing the Dirt and Hollywood 2024! We are pleased to have famed Director and true auteur Alex Proyas on today’s episode of INXS: Access all Areas to share fascinating insights and anecdotes around the filming in Coober Pedy, South Australia of “Kiss the Dirt” video in early 1986. ARIA award nominated, this led to iconic videos for th…
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It’s that time again where we celebrate what would have been Michael Hutchence’s 64th birthday with the latest installment of INXS: Access All Areas podcast. Rather than dwell on the monotony and innuendo of what went wrong towards the end of his life, we are fortunate enough (courtesy of Uber fan Andrew Lambie) to share some special radio/tv inter…
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Welcome to 2024 to all of our wonderful bronze, silver, gold and platinum patrons and loyal listeners. We kick off the new year (pardon the pun) with Part 2 our important deep dive into Michael Hutchence’s posthumous solo release with a song-by-song review. Following part one, we see how Michael stretches his musical capabilities and range both lyr…
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After 2 years of mourning, copious amounts of gossip innuendo and grief, finally INXS and Michael Hutchence fans have something meaningful and strangely healing to celebrate. This posthumous release of 13 unique and varied tracks were originally the brainchild of a phone call (make that two) from Michael in 1995 to legendary UK Gang of Four band le…
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Having had over 18 months to process the passing of Michael Hutchence, INXS were presented with the unique opportunity to spearhead the opening of Stadium Australia. The venue that would in the year 2000, be the home of the Sydney Olympic Games. With ex Australian cricketing icon Dean Jones putting the deal together, INXS were proud to be the lead …
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This week's INXS podcast, episode 170, welcomes the uproariously funny British comedian Leigh Francis. He's famously known as Keith Lemon among his myriad of other characters, including 'The Bear.' A riotous fusion of humor, and heartfelt INXS fandom unfolds as Leigh takes center stage, sharing anecdotes that'll leave you in stitches. What makes th…
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When a family, a band and a fan base lose somebody as omnipresent as Michael Hutchence, it’s inevitable that a period of uncertainty, angst and healing are required. That’s what 1998 was for INXS as each member had to come to terms with their lives irrevocably changing forever. So in today’s INXS AAA podcast episode, we examine the environment and …
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It’s that unfortunate time of the year where we pause, commiserate and commemorate the passing of Michael Kelland Hutchence. Iconic singer, loyal band mate, friend, father and idol to many. Unlike other years, our anthology podcast has caught up with the 1997 period and as difficult as it is for us and our loyal listeners, we need to recount the ev…
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Having spoken with Hall of Famer, Nile Rodgers last week, we are pleased to examine the career legacy, influence on generations of artists and the technical prowess that is funk/dance music. Harking back to James Brown, George Clinton’s Funkadelic and Sly and The Family Stone, Nile and Chic took the baton in 1977 and created a soundscape that inspi…
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----more----Episode 166: Nile Rodgers Interview Songwriter, composer, producer, Hall of Famer and living legend; with over 500 million albums sold worldwide, true music royalty comes to INXS: Access all Areas. From the dance funk, riffs and rhythms of Chic to the production genius with Bowie, INXS, Duran Duran, Jagger, Thompson Twins, B-52’s, Grace…
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With two weeks off, Bee and I are back with renewed vigor and passion as we welcome to the show Shaun and Scott from Voxneon. Shaun just happened to be part of “The Keep,” a Davidson High band that included iconic INXS members Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers and Andrew Farriss. We take listeners back nearly 50 years ago when the early genius of Andr…
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In this episode of INXS Access All Areas, we zero in on Australian Made with Mark Pope, who along with Chris Murphy planned, coordinated and executed the biggest array of Australian musical talent on stage in each capital city. With further anecdotes and insights, what shines through when chatting to Mark is his true love of Australian music, the l…
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They say behind every great band, there is a great team, and this is definitely the case with INXS. The world knows about the profound influence Chris Murphy had on the band becoming an international juggernaut. What is less known is the immense workload and influence that Mark Pope had on supporting and creating an infrastructure and pathway to al…
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With a quick turnaround between episodes, we want to get back to basics and pay homage to the songs that make INXS music so fantastic and memorable. In our first ever “Song Showdown”, Bee takes the red corner and myself the blue corner as we face off in our first musical debate about the virtues of these two songs that represented the third singles…
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November 11th, 2012, otherwise known as Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth countries, was the last time INXS performed live. Bowing out in their hometown of Perth, it was with much regret and sorrow that INXS, the live touring entity, was no longer. That aside, after thousands of electrifying performances across the globe over 35 years, INXS has i…
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It was cool in the 1980s as a rock star to loudly proclaim and attach yourself to worthy causes—think Sting (Brazilian rain forests, Russian leaders), Little Stevie (Artists Against Apartheid) and Bono/U2 (Chile, Ireland, drugs, September 11, Greenpeace, and the vegan hippos of Botswana North, East and South 😜). Less virtue-signalling were INXS, wh…
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August 16th, 1977, was a pivotal day in world music as one legend Elvis Presley passed, whilst another was born: with 6 guys from the Northern Beaches of Sydney playing their first-ever gig as the Farriss Brothers! So, this episode is a special one where, in fan engagement, we acknowledge and highlight this fantastic 46-year anniversary; but, in th…
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Hear Stories that you haven't heard before... INXS Access All Areas doubles down with the coda episode of ex-Hunters Collectors and best friend Greg Perano diving deep into his longtime friendship with kindred spirit Michael Hutchence. With a friendship dating back to pre-stardom INXS and the superstar status of Michael Hutchence, Greg fondly takes…
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Hear Stories that you haven't heard before... Greg Perano, a former member of the iconic Australian band Hunters and Collectors opens up about his long-time best friend Michael Hutchence in a revealing and heartfelt deep dive. As we commemorate Michael's legacy to INXS we are fortunate to have Greg for two episodes who goes behind the public image …
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Only 4 days before the legendary Australian frontman for INXS took his own life, he conducted his final interview with an emerging writer and journalist for the Herald Sun newspaper, Nui Te Koha. Before boarding a flight from Los Angeles to his native hometown of Sydney, Michael carved a far different portrait as a man than the one Nui interviewed …
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As we tie our final bow on what was 1997’s Elegantly Wasted album release, we are delighted to be joined by video producer of the title track and first single release, the fantastic Bruce Haymer-Coleman. Having worked with other artists including Elton John, Depeche Mode, Donna Summer and The Cranberries, Bruce coordinated at very short notice the …
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As we step back in time to 1997, we rejoice in both the fan and band experience as they share their experiences of being on tour again after a nearly 3-year hiatus. With patrons and listeners diving deep on what was the Elegantly Wasted Tour, we hear insights from gigs in Scotland, and Los Angeles amidst several prominent tour destinations but exci…
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Fresh from a two-and-a-half year touring hiatus, INXS were back, refreshed and vital, with a new World Tour and all ten studio albums to draw from as eager fans got their first chance to hear tracks off their latest album, Elegantly Wasted. Commencing with the fantastic INXS Rocks the Rockies in Aspen, Colorado, filmed for VH1, and taking in countr…
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We are privileged to have both author and publisher Neil Cossar on our latest episode regarding the pending release of Calling All Nations: “An extended love letter to fans” around the globe whose experiences are chronicled in a 300-plus-page compendium for all to enjoy. Neil and his team have done a fantastic job in collating mountains of source m…
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Memorial Day weekend 1983 was the second coming of the US Festival in Southern California, the brainchild of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who, after 1982’s test run, continued the mission of creating a community event combining technology with rock. With a 4-day festival over 7 days, the format commenced on Friday with the “new wave” acts as a th…
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Having unearthed some first-to-be-heard gems regarding Michael, MAX Q and Ollie Olsen, part 2 of our Bruce Butler interview shares more updates and provides legacy to an important musical partnership: a union that combined Ollie’s avant garde with Michael’s pop sensibilities. Bruce shares wonderful anecdotes about a young Andrew Farriss’ insatiable…
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We at INXS Access All Areas love producing every episode and sharing them with you, but sometimes a guest comes along that literally blows it “out of the park”. Bruce Butler, a true music heavyweight and Australian national treasure, is that guest! This two-part deep dive pays particular homage to the greatness of Ollie Olsen, who currently faces t…
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Have you ever been to see an INXS tribute band? Well, this week we are lucky to get an interview with Dellacoma, the HOT lead singer from The Australian INXS Show, who are now touring Australia.Having headlined as the number #1 act on the international cruise ship circuit, the band is now storming onto the stages of Australia. If you’re a Patron of…
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"It’s with great delight we welcome you “to the party, calling all nations” for INXS Access All Areas’ 3rd birthday extravaganza with five special patron guests from around the globe. With guests from Norway, England and Australia, Bee and I have the pleasure of hearing personal INXS origin fan stories, their connection to our podcast episodes, plu…
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In this episode, we go back to the X Tour with Sandy Renner Davidson, when she was handed every fan girl’s (and boy’s) dream of being asked to come on tour with INXS. Sandy was fortunate enough to meet John Roden, Sound Engineer to so many great well-known artists, while on a plane with Paul McCartney’s entourage before being asked to join the INXS…
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With 30 years upon us since April 1993, it harks back to an anniversary period where INXS no longer felt controlled by the record company and commercial management interference. Thus, they embarked on one of the more daring and “punk-style” initiatives With Welcome to Wherever You Are barely seven months old, and with a plethora of new material fro…
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Happy Easter INXS Fans! This a short show to announce our latest winners and the link below is the INXS Party Playlist, that Baird kindly made for the Podcast to celebrate the podcast hitting over 3K followers on Facebook, check out the video of this Podcast on our website and join in by following us on your fav social INXS Parly Mixtape; https://o…
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Michael Browning is a seminal giant in the Australian and worldwide music and entertainment business, having been at the forefront and emergence of two of the world's biggest bands—namely AC/DC and INXS. Originating from the fast Melbourne music scene at only 19 years of age, Michael carved a pathway and stepping stone for others to emulate. From h…
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As we wrap up our 5-episode deep dive on Elegantly Wasted, we take the unique step of going back to 1997 and beyond and assess the album reviews. Often critical and commercial success are mutually exclusive; however, we place a lens on which reviews actually review the songs and which are only interested in the theatrics that surrounded Michael dur…
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