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.
Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.
I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.
I know who I am and what I do.
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 don't think success arrives and you're suddenly happy. It's not like that. If people think that they'll be very disappointed.
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.
Fame makes me feel wanted and loved, anybody wants that.
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 think there is a certain sensibility to someone you are attracted to and when it rubs off that's good.
The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping.
There is an integrity to INXS, in the music, that makes it worthwhile.
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.
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.
Every actor I know wants to be a pop star.
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 still haven't come to grips with our success.
I turn over a lot of money for a lot of people and I'm the smallest fish in it.
Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it wont exist.
You know sometimes I just want to curl up on stage and lie there for a while - it's weird.