Trend alert! If you heard our big story yesterday about how Ray Davies recruited Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, the Killers, Lucinda Williams, and possibly Metallica to re-work classic Kinks song for an upcoming album, then this should sound mighty familiar: INXS are prepping their first album in 5 years as a “reimagining” of their greatest hits with various singers attempting to fill the late Michael Hutchence’s shoes as the band’s frontman, Rolling Stone reports.
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers has offered his vox services for both Davies’ Kinks album and this new INXS project, recording a “really beautiful, heart-wrenching rendition” of “Beautiful Girl” in Australia last year, according to drummer Jon Farris. Ben Harper took on 1988 single “Devil Inside,” while Rob Thomas sang both “Original Sin” and “Never Tear Us Apart.”
INXS are planning to drop the album, which will include other guest performers Nikka Costa, Tricky, and more to be announced, this May.