The upcoming eponymous solo debut from late INXS singer Michael
Hutchence will feature a duet with U2 singer Bono on
the song "Slide Away," according to a label source. The two men were
friends, and Bono recorded his vocals for the track this year. The album
also is expected to include the songs "Song #1" (featuring backing vocals
by ex-Clash singer Joe Strummer), "Don't Save Me," "All
I'm Saying," "Get on the Inside" and "Breathe." It is due Feb. 22 in the
United States, but will be released in Europe and Australia in October.
A free download of the song "Let the People Talk" in the MP3 and Microsoft
Audio formats is scheduled for Oct. 18 outside of the United States,
according to the source. Hutchence was found hanged in a Sydney, Australia,
hotel room Nov. 22, 1997.