Jon Farriss talks about Hutchence

The members of INXS have marked the tenth anniversary of the death of the band's original frontman Michael Hutchence with tributes on their official website. INXS drummer Jon Farriss had this to say...

"Michael will always be remembered as a young, vibrant, gifted and passionate person. Age will not weary him as it gradually does his bandmates! I will forever feel blessed and honoured to have known and worked with such a talented professional for most of my life. I will always hold close to my heart the private times we shared. I feel proud that INXS can continue to play the music he helped create and Michael will live on through his brilliant melodies and lyrics".

Chris Barnes

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