The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping
We always thought it strange that nobody was up on that stage playing soul stuff. Maybe people were playing it in their garages, like us, but they always reverted to pure rock when they got on stage.
There is an integrity to INXS, in the music, that makes it worthwhile.
Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it wont exist.
It's so strange how my life's changed; I know nothing about the people that I touch.
It's just as difficult to live in a self-made hell of privacy as it is to live in a self-made hell of publicity.
I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.
I turn over a lot of money for a lot of people and I'm the smallest fish in it
I think there is a certain sensibility to someone you are attracted to and when it rubs off that's good
I still haven't come to grips with our success.
I manage to scrape together a private life, despite the press.
I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style.
I know who I am and what I do.
I know all's fair in love and war but when you go off and try to be by yourself and it ends up on the front page of the press it's frightening, knowing your life is under such scrutiny.
I hate it when people lose it, there's nothing left because they're not interesting, they're boring, I hate it, and especially smack, people on smack are the most boring in the world.
I get pretty terrified, to be honest, when I'm on tour. You really have to muster a lot of ego to go our there, which I find rather draining.
I don't think success arrives and you're suddenly happy. It's not like that. If people think that they'll be very disappointed.
Fame makes me feel wanted and loved, anybody wants that.
Every actor I know wants to be a pop star.
But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives
But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess.
Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It's one of the perks.
INXS never had that groupie thing. No, no we really never did. Not in a sexual way - well, alright, then, maybe years ago. I've done a few stupid things in my time, but you've got to have respect for yourself, otherwise you end up getting used
Kylie Minogue - she's so great. You'd love her if you met her. Everyone would. In a way I wish everyone could, to see what a person she is. She's so sweet and no bull and really funny, man, really funny. The Rolling Stones are like a weight around your neck. All that..'you're not meant to rock after you're 30...you've got to die in a car crash or of a drug overdose.
There's something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.