In a feature story in today’s Sunday Telegraph entitled “We’ll dedicate it to Michael”, INXS has announced it will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on Wednesday, 3rd October (the most prestigious award that can be bestowed on an Australian music artist).
Band member, Tim Farriss said accepting the award will be tinged with sadness because of the absence of their front man, Michael Hutchence. “I would have loved for this to have happened while Michael was still alive, and I will be dedicating the award to him and my mother Jill, who also had so much to do with the band”, the Telegraph quoted Tim Farris. He went on to say that “It is sad it didn’t happen in his lifetime as it would have meant a lot to him”. The Australian ARIAS are the pinnacle of the Music Industry awards in Australia. This year nominees include Kylie Minogue, the Avalanches and Powderfinger.
Congratulations guys and congratulations Michael, the acceptance you were often denied from your home turf has been acknowledged and bestowed upon you at last.