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Let’s Revisit Billboard’s First-Ever Modern Rock Tracks Chart Published 30 Years Ago Today

Thirty years ago today, Billboard launched the "Modern Rock Tracks" chart, which currently exists under the Alternative Songs nomenclature. The chart tracked songs that received…
Larry Fitzmaurice | September 10, 2018 - 1:06 pm

Counting Down

INXS Albums From Worst To Best

"How can I call myself a straight man," a barback asked me and my friend, "if I would rather look at Michael Hutchence than all…
Alicia Kennedy | July 14, 2015 - 12:07 pm


The Best Soundtrack Moments Of March 2014: Game Of Thrones, Archer, The Americans, & More

This column has started to take me to unforeseen territory: like a luxury theater in Naples, FL, the odd-man out amongst elderly retirees and pre-teen…
Ryan Leas | March 31, 2014 - 12:13 pm

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Watch The Trailer For Michael Hutchence Documentary Mystify

22 years after his death, there's still plenty of fascination around Michael Hutchence, the late frontman of Australian funk-rock stars INXS. INXS tracks remain in…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2019 - 9:58 am

2019 Tribeca Film Festival To Feature Other Music, D’Angelo, Shannon Hoon, & Sublime Docs

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival will feature a wide selection of music-themed features and documentaries, covering everything from the life and music of Linda Ronstadt…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | March 5, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Courtney Barnett Covers INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” In Apple Ad Supporting Marriage Equality

Tell Me How You Really Feel? Pretty great ever since we heard there's a new Courtney Barnett album coming out! While we wait for more…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2018 - 5:34 pm

INXS Guitarist Misses Days When “You Could Slap A Woman On The Butt”

We're in the midst of a watershed cultural moment, when many prominent sexual harassers are being rooted out and exposed, made to contend with their…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2017 - 8:51 am

The Unlikely Story Of How INXS Came To Rule The Late ’80s With Kick, Released 30 Years Ago Today

As Chris Murphy, the longtime ­manager of INXS, remembers it, "I really thought I was fucked." On an ­afternoon in 1987, Murphy, a ­wisecracking Australian,…
Eric Spitznagel / Billboard | October 19, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Watch Bonnie Raitt Cover INXS On Kimmel

Bonnie Raitt and INXS are two '80s pop heavyweights who aren't always given their due these days, and last night, they came together on the…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2016 - 9:53 am

Bonnie Raitt – “Need You Tonight” (INXS Cover)

Bonnie Raitt's inimitable voice and slide guitar still sound amazing, as if she was just beginning her five-decade career. Her 20th (yes, 20th) album Dig
Collin Robinson | February 24, 2016 - 4:39 pm

Watch Brandon Flowers Cover INXS’ “Don’t Change” In L.A.

Brandon Flowers is surging full speed ahead with his solo career, and after debuting the excellent lead single "Can't Deny My Love," we've heard a…
Caitlin White | April 16, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Watch Courtney Barnett Cover The Entire INXS Album Kick

In late 2012, Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett performed INXS' 1987 album Kick in its entirety for Melbourne-based Pure Pop Records' "Summer Of Classic Albums" concert…
James Rettig | July 5, 2014 - 12:32 pm

London Grammar – “Devil Inside” (INXS Cover)

If we were the sort of website that posted more than just music, we would be absolutely all over every single trailer for the forthcoming…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2014 - 10:54 am

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover INXS In Sydney

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band are on tour in Australia right now, and earlier this week, he brought out Eddie Vedder to cover…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover INXS’ “Devil Inside,” Hear “Reflektor” Mashed With “Need You Tonight”

Arcade Fire are currently in Australia for a series of shows around the Big Day Out Festival, and at Sidney Myer Music Bowl earlier tonight…
Scott Lapatine | January 22, 2014 - 6:45 pm