In a first for the show, Minogue handed one of her choices over to boyfriend Joshua Sasse.
Kylie Minogue made an emotional appearance on long running BBC radio series, 'Desert Island Discs' on Sunday, opening up about her former boyfriend INXS singer Michael Hutchence and new love, actor Joshua Sasse. Minogue picked INXS’ ‘Need You Tonight’ as one of her eight song choices and described Hutchence as the person who ‘believed’ in her during the early stages of her career.
Kylie Minogue has appeared on BBC’s Desert Island Discs.
"I met a new person and I fell in love. Yes, he was this wild guy, he was the rocker, he was all of that. But I'm always at pains to say, he was Byron-esque, he was poetic, he was cultured and hilarious and tender, he was all of these other things,” Minogue said of Hutchence.
Inxs is to split after 35 years together. Though an official statement is yet to be received, it is expected the group will go their separate ways after making an announcement (of sorts) while on-stage at the Perth Arena in Australia.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, drummer Jon Farriss took over the microphone around two-thirds of the way through the performance to say it was the “last time” they would perform together, thanking the audience and saying, “I’m getting teary.” The group formed in Sydney 35 years ago and recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Kick, their most successful album to date. INXS enjoyed monumental success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, though tragedy struck in 1997 when the band lost their charismatic frontman Michael Hutchence. The surviving members carried on, though failed to reach the same heady heights. Armed with tracks Need You Tonight, Devil Inside, New Sensation, Never Tear Us Apart and Mystify, Kick sold over 10 million copies worldwide, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at No.2 in Britain.
According to the band’s manager Chris Murphy is readying a statement to clarify INXS’ current situation which should be unveiled later on Tuesday.
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