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29 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT w/ INXS Singer Michael Hutchence (Photo)

Def Leppard 1992. Michael Hutchence/Joe Elliott

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was photographed with Michael Hutchence of INXS at an event in London in June 1992.

Today marks 24 years since the INXS singer was found dead in his hotel room in Sydney, Australia aged 37.

The band had been about to start a 20th anniversary tour of Australia and New Zealand at the time.

Joe was photographed with Michael on 26th June 1992 at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards show which took place at the InterContinental Hotel in London, England.

The same day as the opening night of their two shows at Earls Court Arena.

Def Leppard were awarded a Silver Clef award for outstanding contribution to British music.

Joe commented on a different photo from the same event for The Sunday Mirror in March of this year and recently played INXS on his weekly Planet Rock radio show. Describing them (quite rightly) as 'magnificent'.

INXS were initially formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977, the same year Def Leppard formed.

The brothers were mentioned by Joe on his radio show in 2015 when they attended one of the band's Australian shows.

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Michael Hutchence/Joe Elliott 1992 - Photo

The Sunday Mirror March 2018 - Joe Elliott Interviews Quotes

Michael Hutchence Photograph

"Michael Hutchence was, without doubt, one of the funniest and nicest human beings I've ever met."

"What happened to him was so sad. He's sorely missed. I'm not sure why but Def Leppard and INXS became good mates. There was no jealousy. We just liked hanging out."

"I was at the Nordoff Robbins Awards n 1992 with Michael. Elton John presented us with our award and made a lovely speech. He's always been such a champion of British bands, I've got some nice chest hair going on there, but I'm not sure about that shirt!. Michael, as always, looked very cool."

Def Leppard 1992. June 1992

The Joe Elliott Show - 3rd November 2018 Quote


"Well you couldn't do an Australian themed show without playing this band. They were enormous in their day and they were magnificent. This is INXS."

"And before that INXS featuring the much missed Michael Hutchence from their album Welcome To Wherever You Are with the song, very reminiscent of the Rolling Stones' As Tears Go By. The song we heard Heaven Sent."

The Joe Elliott Show - 14th November 2015 Quote

INXS/Australian Tour

"Now we often get visitations when we're in certain areas of the world and in Australia it's no different. And one bunch of people always like to come and visit are the Farriss brothers. Wonderful people. We love them as people. We loved 'em as a band and we really miss their singer who was of course Michael Hutchence. The band INXS."

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