INXS: Story to Story, the Official Autobiography

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Atria Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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In 1977, three brothers and their three best mates formed a band in Sydney and started making their own brand of music, launching them on an incredible journey that would take them from playing Australia's beach clubs and pubs to the world's biggest concert venues. Along the way, they'd sell over 30 million albums, rack up seventeen hit songs in the United States alone, and experience a high life of sex, drugs, and supermodels that rivals any in rock history. This is their story.

INXS broke new musical ground. In songs such as "The One Thing," "Need You Tonight," "New Sen-sation," "Never Tear Us Apart," and "Suicide Blonde" they turned rock, pop, and funk into a cutting edge, danceable style that took the world by storm. Touring the globe, they grew up together and made new fans on every continent. In this autobiography, they reveal for the first time everything they experienced in their more than two decades of making music: the partying, the pressure, the wild times on the road, the heights and depths of rock-star life, the bonds of brotherhood and friendship that got them through the tough times and made the fun times even more intense. They talk about the sadness of watching their closest friend and collaborator, Michael Hutchence, slipping away from them and share their thoughts about why he left them far too soon.

Much has been written about INXS over the years, but nothing before has been authorized by the group or has reflected their point of view. This is INXS's story -- one that they weren't ready to talk about until now -- and the book that every rock fan will need to own.

INXS consists of Andrew, Tim, and Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, and Garry Beers. The band's sixthmember, Michael Hutchence, died in 1997. In 2005, they starred in the international television phenomenon "Rock Star: INXS," in which they conducted a global search for a new lead singer. For more information about INXS, visit them at

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Review: Inxs: Story to Story: The Official Autobiography

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Fanboy much? At times it was an interesting insight into the rise of the band and management of its career trajectory but mostly it was just Bozza geeking out. It's interesting that it stopped short ... Read full review

Review: Inxs: Story to Story: The Official Autobiography

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

When I picked up this book, after hearing a radio retrospective on INXS, I certainly wasn't expecting much of it. "How exciting can it be; they're just a little pop band," was generally my thinking ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Anthony Bozza was a staff writer for Rolling Stone. He is the author of Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem, Tommyland with Tommy Lee, Slash with Slash, and Too Fat to Fish and Crash and Burn with Artie Lange.

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