Ben Harper, John Mayer, Tricky Contribute to New INXS Album

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INXS will release Original Sin on Jan. 11, 2011. The album will be the first collaboration with the group and their original manager, CM Murphy, in over a decade. It’ll feature the band teaming up with a bevy of guest stars to re-imagine some classic INXS hits.

Ben Harper, John Mayer, Rob Thomas, Train’s Pat Monahan, Tricky and Nikka Costa are all slated to appear. Harper sounds particularly excited to be a part of the project, saying in a statement, “INXS’s material, specifically INXS’s songs, set the table for singers. In my opinion, they’re any singer’s dream songs to sing. Covering ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ is like covering ‘Dock Of The Bay.’ I’m not here to make grandiose overstatements; it’s just a fact, that is one of the greatest soul songs ever written.”