Briefs, November 13, 2012

Margaret Chan announces the war on illegal tobacco. Photo: AFP

WHO unites to tackle illegal tobacco trade

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012, 2:56am

Foreign Correspondents' ball something to write home about

Jackie Leung

Members of Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club enjoyed a night of rock 'n' roll when Australian rock band INXS took the stage at its annual ball.

Japanese child guitar prodigy Yuto Miyazawa was the supporting act.

Party-goers in tuxedos, evening gowns and glittering heels headed to the dance floor when the band came on stage.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:19pm

A killer, Queen

'Ga-ga-GAH, Ga-ga-GAH! That's a language that transcends every culture. It's neanderthal - it's a battle cry.'

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Next up, a rock 'n' roll musical with plenty of eye candy

While its Swan Lake On Ice show is still continuing across the road at the Lyric Theatre, Lunchbox Productions hosted a big lunch for media and sponsors at the Grand Hyatt to announce their next big event. Chief executive James Cundall revealed they will bring the musical We Will Rock You, written by Ben Elton and using the music of Queen, to Hong Kong next May.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Bankers and guests shed professional prudence at conference's INXS gig

It was hard to tell it was an investors' forum by the way the crowd whooped it up at the private INXS concert on Wednesday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Hosting INXS will be new sensation for investment bankers

For some reason, the organisers of this year's conference for brokerage firm CLSA have been much more secretive about their headline entertainment for the investors' forum. But CitySeen finally confirmed that rockers INXS (pictured) will be coming in next Wednesday to play the big corporate bash.

13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Switch by INXS

Boosted by a new lead singer, INXS have regrouped and returned to the music studio. The result is Switch - their first album since the death of founding vocalist Michael Hutchence

in 1997.

Leading the band is J. D. Fortune, who earned his place by winning the television contest Rock Star.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Welcome return

Boosted by a new lead singer, INXS has regrouped and returned to the music studio. The result is Switch - their first album since the tragic 1997 death of founding vocalist Michael Hutchence.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Hutchence's fortune is gone, HK law firm tells late singer's family

A Hong Kong-based legal firm has told the family of dead rock star Michael Hutchence that his fortune, estimated to be between $10 million and $20 million, has vanished.

The mother of the singer, Patricia Glassop, has revealed that she received a letter from Boase Cohen & Collins claiming the value of the singer's estate as of July was zero.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Calling all wannabe rockers

Disappointed you weren't a finalist for the INXS reality show? Well, here's your chance to be in the movie! Budding local filmmaker Mark Keil has written a script - tentatively titled Suicide Blonde - based on the life of INXS's late lead singer, Michael Hutchence, who committed suicide in 1997.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

So you want to be a rock star?

THE LOSS OF a frontman sounds the death knell for most bands. Although The Doors soldiered on manfully for two albums after Jim Morrison's death in 1971, they were a shadow of their former glory without their Lizard King. In the case of Nirvana, its remaining members sensibly chose to pursue other projects after Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide.

17 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Lend your voice to the search for new INXS singer

Though no one can do Suicide Blonde like the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, Mark Burnett (creator of Survivor and The Apprentice) is searching the world for the Australian band's next lead singer. And what more appropriate selection process for Burnett than a reality TV show - it's fun, not to mention lucrative. Fifteen finalists for Rock Star: INXS, have already been chosen.

12 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Hit with a rhythm stick

It's a concert cliche - drumsticks tossed merrily into the crowd as souvenir of a great gig - but it went horribly wrong at last Friday's International Rock concert, when a female member of the audience was struck down by a drumstick thrown by INXS drummer Jon Farriss.

16 Jul 2002 - 12:00am


In the lead up to the International Rock Concerts on Thursday and Friday, three rock stars will flounce around in the foyer of the Cultural Centre today, 1pm. Funky Sueyoshi, the drummer of Japanese super group X.Y.Z-A will demonstrate his rhythmic prowess. China's No 1 rock band, Hei Bao, and Hong Kong's ex-Beyond star Yip Sai-wing will be on hand to meet their fans.

9 Jul 2002 - 12:00am


Experimenting With Media

17 Jun 2002 - 12:00am