The coolest sensation to come out of an Australian pub since Foster's Lager, throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, INXS was a major force in Australian popular music, leading the way into worldwide popularity for several Australian bands. The guitar-driven popsters flexed their power in 1987 with Kick, the multi-million selling album that put the band on par with such giants as U2 and R.E.M. Lead singer and strutter extraordinaire Michael Hutchence was dubbed the Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison of the late '80s when his pout and growl brought the band's sleek, stylish, danceable rock to the fore. INXS continues to evolve with new lead singer J.D. Fortune. This is their story.