Tina Hutchence, the half-sister of Michael Huthence, said that a new movie broadcast on Channel 7 about INXS is “a complete fabrication of our family.”
She said that the two-part series, “INXS: Never Tear Us Apart,” left her feeling “angry and sad for Michael.”
“Michael is the only Australian so far who has become a bona fide rock star on the international stage as far as I know, and I really think they really owed it to the Australian public, who let’s face it, supported them on the pub circuit on the way up, to give a true account of the INXS rise and fall,” Hutchence said in an interview with Nova 100 that was slated to air at 7 a.m. on Monday.
“I mean they certainly owe it to Michael and his family and friends to do better than that soap opera.”
Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, died in 1997 after committing suicide. He sang with the band from 1977 until his death.
His half-sister claims that Michael held the band together and helped them achieve fame.
“Thank God he (Michael) was the front man, they should be happy and thankful for what he did,” she said.
“He took them from obscurity to playing Wembley in front of 80,000 people, and I’m not saying that the other guys … you know they’re very talented … but quite honestly Michael could’ve stood in front of any five guys and make them look good.”