Each year we negotiate through the milestone days where our thoughts are captured more than any other day remembering the sad passing of family and friends. For many of us, one of those days is this day, December 12th. On this day 9 years ago after struggling with illness Kelland Hutchence, a very sweet soul, left this earth. Rest in peace dear Kelland, a husband, father, grandfather, and a dear friend to many. Ian Patterson for… Read more
Don’t turn the radio down or off when you hear him sing – turn it up loud… be happy that he gave us such great music and many meaningful lyrics…” Kelland Hutchence Michael Kelland Hutchence is a name that will endure for many years to come, due to the large legacy of unique music he left behind. Michael also lives on in the memories of the hundreds of thousands of lives who encountered Michael in the… Read more
With all the Wikileaks on the news, we have been sent a secrete tape from an unknown source so we are going to turn it upside down and give you Mikileaks to celebrate Michael’s Birthday! It is just a candid tape of Michael having great fun writing music. This is a world exclusive, but be warned there are a few explicits. We think it is a great way to remember Michael, just messing around and doing… Read more
Kelland Hutchence sadly departed this life on this day in 2002. We pay tribute to a wonderful man who was so endearing to those who had the privilege to be close to him. His sweet manner and infectious enthusiasm even in the face of tragedy and his own health struggles, will continue to inspire us. Michael’s Memorial site is as much a tribute to his love and devotion as a father, as it is to the… Read more
If we wind the clock back 13 years before that fateful Saturday morning on 22nd November, 1997, Michael Hutchence was 24 years of age and fronting one of the most exciting new rock groups in the world. It was the first year that Michael and INXS would achieve their first number one single for “Original Sin”. They were exploding onto the international arena as well as wooing them back home in Australia. January 1984 was the… Read more
We join with others in the popular music world and send our sincere condolences to James Freud’s family following his sudden death this week. He was a fellow Australian singer/writer, contemporary and friend to Michael. His struggles in life are well documented but they don’t diminish his precious individualism and statue as great Australian artist. This was acknowledge just days before his departure by his inductance into the ARIA Hall of Fame along with fellow Models… Read more
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Michael’s Mother, Patricia Glassop in Australia following an illness. Patricia was 84 years of age and had been a devoted fan of her world famous son. She leaves behind her daughter, Tina and son Rhett and her grandchildren, including Michael’s daughter, Tiger Lily. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Today is Friday, January 22, 2010. How would Michael have spent his 50th birthday? Michael may have been in the middle of a concert tour or a feature film, a music collaboration or a solo recording project. The 21st Century is yesterday, and Michael’s words and music have endured. Today the current Haiti earthquake tragedy would not have been far from Michael’s heart. He wrote with Jon Farriss about universal suffering back in ’89, somewhat prophetic in… Read more
Our thoughts are with Michael’s family today as we remember the beautiful spirit of Kelland Hutchence, husband, father, grandfather, and dear friend. Always thought of with much love and respect; his endearing character will not be forgotten; his generous caring spirit will always be appreciated; his sense of humour, warmth and friendliness along with the precious memories he made with us will always be cherished. God bless and eternally keep you in peace, dear Kell.
“Some silken moment Goes on forever And we’re leaving Broken hearts behind” … From ‘Mystify’ I think it is way overdue to take Michael’s lyrics at their face value and apply it to all our hearts. It has been 12 years today and many may still feel sorrow at the mention of his name. But we are all on notice; it is time to leave the broken hearts behind. Too many articles and conversations about Michael… Read more
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence reaches a new milestone in her life today. Tiger is moving from youngster to teenager. Over the next seven years she will no doubt be given the title, “Michael Hutchence’s teenager daughter, Tiger Lily”. But even more than Michael and Paula’s teenage daughter, Tiger is on the threshold of becoming a young teen with her own unique personhood, aspirations and life visions. Her Dad and Mum no doubt would be so… Read more
You are so very missed by those that had the privilege of knowing you. May you continue to rest in eternal peace and joy. All our love, from all the Team at MichaelHutchence.org
January 22nd is always a very special day at Michael’s Memorial site because on this day we celebrate the life of Michael Kelland Hutchence. From his typical boyish childhood to the challenges of negotiating the teens years, to the crazy life style of a pop idol in his 20’s and 30’s, in less than four decades, Michael left an indelible mark in popular music history. As a direct result around the world, millions of young people growing… Read more
Kelland Hutchence, beloved father of Michael and Rhett, husband to Susie and grandfather to Tiger, left us on this day in 2002. Six years have passed by so rapidly, but it seems like yesterday when you would take time out to meet with Michael’s overseas fans for lunch at Dee Bee’s. You always had a smile on your face and an encouraging word to those who were feeling the sorrow of loss. Their loss was small… Read more
This week I played several INXS tracks to my London junior high school music students. They watched with great interest, many bopping up and down to the infectious groove of “New Sensation”. Many revealed a familiarity with the music no doubt brought on by a current UK TV commercial that uses the track as an underscore. Some of the girls commented that “the singer is buff, Sir” (in London terms that means, “very cool!”). What seems… Read more