Charismatic, enigmatic and a prolific songwriter, Michael Hutchence was rock ‘n’ roll incarnate. One of the greatest front men of all time, he is a music legend and forged a successful international career at the helm of INXS before his tragic and untimely death in 1997. As the sixteenth anniversary of his passing approaches, MAX pays tribute to this icon of Australian music with Michael Hutchence: The Loved One.
With his death surrounded by unanswered circumstances, Michael Hutchence’s family, friends and fans were left to speculate and mourn the loss of a truly brilliant man and musical genius. In this eye-opening documentary, we trace the meteoric rise of Hutchence and INXS, from performing in Sydney pubs to some of the biggest stadiums in the world and the influence their music had on generations.
Michael Hutchence: The Loved One features interviews with many of the star’s close friends, family and contemporaries, including his late father, Kell, who all share their personal memories and experiences with Michael and INXS, as well as private photographs, early interviews with the band and footage from home movies. The film also explores the pressures and demons that spurred his success and ultimately led to his spiral into depression and eventual death.
Featuring stunning footage of INXS performing on the stages around the world that shows just why he is hailed as one of music’s greatest ever, Michael Hutchence: The Loved One is a poignant and uplifting tribute to Michael and the band.
Sunday, November 10 at 9pm EDT on MAX