Australian rock band INXS were led by ill-fated singer Michael Hutchence. The band had a similar sound to The Rolling Stones and in fact Michael Hutchence was considered to be the new Mick Jagger by many.
INXS had a string of top ten hits including "Need You Tonight," "Devil Inside," "New Sensation," and "Never Tear Us Apart".
Michael Hutchence was perhaps the most memorable thing about INXS. His jet-setting, rock and roll lifestyle frequently landed him in the celebrity press. He famously dated Kylie Minogue and various supermodels and later had an affair with Paula Yates who was married to Bob Geldof at the time.
In November 1997 Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room.