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Jade cast as Kylie in Never Tear Us Apart

The 2012 X Factor winner, singer Samantha Jade, makes her screen debut as Kylie Minogue in the Seven Network miniseries Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Inxs.

Billed as the uncensored story of the iconic band's rise to the top of the international charts and the aftermath of dealing with frontman Michael Hutchence's death in 1997, it's shooting in Melbourne.

Luke Arnold, who stars as Long John Silver in the Michael Bay-produced pirate adventure series Black Sails for the Us network Starz, plays Hutchence.

Georgina Haig (Fringe, The Elephant Princess) has been cast as Paula Yates and Mallory Jansen (Howzat! Kerry Packer's War) is Helena Christensen.

The first drama production from Shine Australia, it's scripted by Justin Monjo and Dave Warner. Daina Reed is the director and the producers are Kerrie Mainwaring and Andrew Prowse.

Newcomer Nicholas Masters is Tim Farriss with Ido Drent as Jon Farriss, Andy Ryan as Andrew Farriss,
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Never Tear Us Apart miniseries tunes up

Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Inxs tunes up in Melbourne next week with a cast that blends newcomers and seasoned pros.

The four-hour miniseries for the Seven Network is the first drama from Shine Australia. The screenplay by Justin Monjo and Dave Warner is billed as the uncensored story of the iconic band.s rise to the top of the international charts and the aftermath of dealing with frontman Michael Hutchence.s death in 1997.

The band.s manager Cm Murphy is an executive producer and the filmmakers have been granted full access to their archive of music, photography and stories.

Luke Arnold, who stars as Long John Silver in the Michael Bay-produced pirate adventure series Black Sails for the Us network Starz, will play Hutchence. A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, his credits include McLeod's Daughters, Rush, Rescue: Special Ops, City Homicide
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Inxs confirm split after 35 years: 'All things must eventually come to an end'

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Inxs confirm split after 35 years: 'All things must eventually come to an end'
Sydney (AP) — Australian rockers Inxs are giving up touring after 35 years. Drummer Jon Farriss announced the end of the band's remarkable run of performances during a concert in the West Australia city of Perth earlier this week. The band later confirmed the news in a statement. Inxs was formed in 1977 and released their self-titled debut album in 1980. They achieved worldwide fame with hits such as "New Sensation," ''Need you Tonight," and "Devil Inside." Frontman Michael Hutchence died in 1997. In a statement Tuesday, the band paid tribute to their friend, saying: "We lived for each other in...
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Inxs Makes It Official: Band's Touring Days Are Over

Inxs Makes It Official: Band's Touring Days Are Over
Sydney -- The members of Inxs have confirmed that they are bringing down the curtain on their 35-year career as a live touring band, after drummer Jon Farriss said Sunday that the band was playing its last gig in Perth, Western Australia. In a statement issued Tuesday, original band members Tim, Andrew and Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Beers thanked their fans and paid one more tribute to their late frontman Michael Hutchence, saying now it is “time to step away from the touring arena.” Photos: Top 10 Highest Paid Music Artists “Inxs’ touring days could never last

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Inxs call time on 35-year career after hometown gig

Inxs call time on 35-year career after hometown gig
Inxs are to call time on their 35-year career, according to reports. The band originally formed in 1977 in Perth, Australia and have sold 30m albums worldwide, with six UK Top 10 albums and five Us Top 20 albums. Perth Now reports that drummer Jon Farriss announced at a hometown gig that the band would be disbanding after the show, making it the group's last performance together. After the performance, lead singer Ciaran Gribbin wrote on his Facebook page: "Dear friends, I know a lot of you are concerned and want clarification on what happened at the Inxs gig last night in Perth. As I write this most of Inxs are on a plane flying from Perth to Sydney. "Please try and be patient as the Band plan to release a full statement on the subject Asap. I'm sorry I can't say anymore at this time and hope this helps ease a few
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Inxs Disbands After 35 Years Together

Inxs Disbands After 35 Years Together
Inxs has X'd out its time together. The Aussie band is calling it quits after 35 years, having weathered highs that included chart-topping hits like "Need You Tonight," as well as a rock-bottom low brought on by the untimely death of frontman Michael Hutchence in 1997. Per Perth Now, drummer Jon Farriss broke the news Sunday night during a show in Perth, telling the audience, "I'm getting teary." Meanwhile, current frontman Ciaran Gribbin reportedly took to Facebook Sunday and asked fans to "please try and be patient as the band plan to release a full statement on the subject Asap." That Facebook post appears to have been deleted. Under Hutchence's watch, the...
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Inxs Calls It Quits After 35 Years (Report)

Inxs Calls It Quits After 35 Years (Report)
Sydney – Iconic Australian rockers Inxs have called time on their music career, announcing at a gig in Perth on Sunday night that they were playing their last concert together. According to the Perth Now website, drummer Jon Farriss announced the news that the group is disbanding and admitted, “I’m getting teary,” before playing one of Inxs' biggest hits, "Need You Tonight." Photos: Top 10 Highest Paid Music Artists There has been no formal statement from the band since. Perth was the last date on an Australian tour, supporting U.S. band Matchbox20. Inxs became the pin-up

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