The Aussie Rocker Who Turned Down An Offer To Front INXS For A US Tour
by Cameron Adams
ESKIMO Joe singer Kav Temperley has revealed he was once asked to front INXS for an American tour.
Kav told the These Days podcast the proposal came after Eskimo Joe’s 2006 album Black Fingernails, Red Wine. The band had freely admitted they were inspired by INXS when making the album.
“We were trying to kick against the idea that you didn’t have to cringe at our culture,” Kav tells These Days. “You could embrace it and put it into the music.”
INXS started coming backstage to Eskimo Joe shows as they were touring the record, which is where the offer came to be one of the singers who had fronted the band after the passing of Michael Hutchence.