I had the pleasure of going out and getting very drunk with Michael Hutchence about four years ago and I think it’s pretty tragic. It’s a great shame really. I do think he was genuinely a good bloke, Michael Hutchence.
For example, the world, or certainly Britain, seemed to be deeply shocked when Princess Diana died, but I thought it was a false kind of shock. I think people were shocked when Princess Diana died because of her image – and her PR machine that shoved this idea of this princess down our throats for so long that some of us started to believe it – and I think essentially that Princess Diana was no great loss to the human race, but having met Michael Hutchence I think it is something of a loss.
Justin Currie, Del Amitri