Posted: 17 February, 2014 by Dave-O

INXS On Hutch's Final Years

Founding INXS member talks about the final years with Michael Hutchence

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Tim Farriss on Triple M's Grill Team Video: Triple M

The final episode of Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS aired on Sunday, 16 February on Channel Seven and what a finale it was.

Founding member Tim Farriss talked about the final years with singer Michael Hutchence, before his death in 1997.

"Everyone should be conscious of the people around themselves. And we should all look after each other," he said, on Triple M's Grill Team. Watch the full interview above.

Grill Team Exclusive INXS Podcast

INXS Final Episode

INXS Never Tear Us Apart preview Video: Channel Seven

We watched the first episode of their rise to stardom on the tele last Sunday , so we thought we'd get them in for a chat to take your calls.

Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly from INXS live in the studio on Triple M. Listen below.

Tim And Kirk From INXS


Tim Farriss (INXS)

Tim Farriss of INXS on The Grill Team Video: Triple M

INXS' Tim Farriss talking about the Channel 7 telemovie, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, on The Grill Team.

Former INXS Manager - Chris Murphy

Former INXS manager Chris Murphy on Triple M's Grill Team Video: Triple M

INXS manager Chris Murphy explains to the Triple M Grill Team how the band "had a lot of fun" while he had a boring time managing the band.

Richard Clapton

Richard Clapton was a great friend of the band, particularly Michael Hutchence. He's a rock n roll icon, bringing us hits like "Deep Water" and "Girls On The Avenue".

He spoke to Triple M's Grill Team about the band, Michael Hutchence, and the time Michael tried to pick up his wife at his wedding! Listen below.

Richard Clapton On Triple M

Jeff Pope

We were joined in the studio by Jeff Pope, who had one of the toughest jobs in the music biz - being Michael Hutchence's personal security guard. Listen to the audio below.

Jeff Pope On Triple M

Mark Pope

Triple M spoke to a guy who was the promoter of all their gigs, which makes him one of the hardest working blokes in the biz considering how hard INXS worked, particulary in the eighties. We are talking about Mark Pope and he joined The Grill Team.

As you can hear below, he talks about his impressions the first time he ever saw the band, playing in the 80s, and the effect Michael Hutchence had on woman including an Aussie rockstar's wife!

Mark Pope On Triple M

INXS Mini-Series - The Show

Photo: Channel Seven (David Cook)

INXS fans missing the band since they called it quits last December, will be frothing with the news that the cast have been announced for the Channel 7 mini-series, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS.

We heard some months back that the all important part of Michael Hutchence is to be played by hot Aussie actor Luke Arnold, but what about the rest of the band?

Newcomer Nicholas Masters will play Tim Farriss, Ido Drent (Offspring, Shortland Street) will play Jon Farriss, Andy Ryan (Underbelly: Squizzy Taylor, Reef Doctors) will play Andrew Farriss, Alex Williams (Underground: The Julian Assange Story) will play Kirk Pengilly, and Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters) will play Garry Gary Beers, while Damon Herriman (The Sullivans, Love My Way) will play the band’s manager, CM Murphy.

Of course, this mini-series will rock because the actual band are right behind it... Which means that what you see is probably what you got for the 35 or so years that INXS existed.

"I've been spending a lot of time with the cast and I'm amazed," INXS guitarist Tim Farriss said.

"At times I actually thought Michael was there. It has been all forms of emotions for me – I'm very excited."

Screen Time

Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS is screening Sunday night, 9 January at 8.30pm on Channel Seven.

The Life And Times INXS

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Celebrating the life and times INXS. Source: Getty Images

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