Atria Books Publishes First and Official Autobiography By INXS

Fall Publication Coincides With Band's 25th Anniversary

Book details the band's reaction to the death of former lead singer, Michael


Jul 13, 2005, 01:00 ET from Atria Books

    NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Atria Books will publish the band INXS'
 first and only official autobiography, entitled INXS: STORY TO STORY, in fall
 2005.  In the book, INXS band members tell, for the first time, their own
 story about the meeting (and sometimes clashing) of minds that produced their
 music.  The book will be co-written with Brooklyn native and former Rolling
 Stone writer and editor Anthony Bozza, who co-wrote Atria Books' New York
 Times bestselling book, Tommyland with Tommy Lee, and Whatever You Say I Am:
 The Life and Times of Eminem.   Atria controls world rights, which have so far
 been sold to the UK, Australia and Germany.  Senior Editor Peter Borland made
 the acquisition for Atria; INXS was represented in negotiations by Richard
 Abate of International Creative Management.
     Interest in the band INXS should be at an even greater level throughout
 the summer and fall due to the band's worldwide television series, Rock Star
 INXS, charting the band's search to find a charismatic man or woman to be the
 lead singer of INXS.  The show airs in the US on the CBS Television Network.
     In this gritty, behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred book, INXS: STORY TO
 STORY reveals one of the most influential bands of the last two decades.  For
 the first time the band will detail the truth about the rock and roll
 lifestyle-the sex and the drugs, the fun and the fights.
     Band member Kirk Pengilly says, "A number of books have been written about
 us over the years, most of them in the wake of Michael's tragic death, but
 none of them has been authorized by us or is in any way reflective of our
 point of view."  Pengilly adds, "This book is the band's history whilst
 Michael was alive, and the only one we have ever endorsed and been personally
 involved in. It's our self-portrait and a true and honest account of our lives
 as INXS."  Borland adds, "2005 marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of
 the first INXS album, and the band is still breaking new musical ground.  In
 this book, they will finally reveal more of themselves, personally and
 musically, than ever before."
     In 2005, Atria celebrates its third year as an imprint of Simon &
 Schuster.  This summer and fall, Atria publishes other celebrity titles, such
 as Star Struck by Pamela Anderson, Driven from Within by Michael Jordan,
 Before I Got Here by Blair Underwood, Before You Put That On by "Today" show
 fashion editor Lloyd Boston, as well as an investigative account of Michael
 Jackson by Diane Dimond.
     The imprint initially launched with Marlo Thomas's The Right Words at the
 Right Time, which became an instant New York Times number-one bestseller, and
 in April 2006 the imprint will also release the sequel to her book.
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