The 10th anniversary of the death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence will be marked with a November 24 concert called "The Loved One."
Held at Manning Bar in Sydney, the dozen artists appearing include Noiseworks’ Steve Balbi, Choirboys’ Mark Gable and Mandy Kane. Hutchence died in his hotel room in Sydney on November 22, 1997, aged 37, of an apparent suicide.
Even in death, Hutchence gains media attention. His sister Tina lashed out a few months ago at Sir Bob Geldof’s plans to adopt Hutchence’s 11-year old daughter Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily and change her name to his.
Geldof has looked after Tiger Lily since her mother, TV presenter Paula Yates – who was married to Geldof – died of a drug overdose in 2000.
He has not given the INXS singer’s family access to the girl. The sister reckons that Geldof is trying to erase the memory of her brother.
In the meantime, British director Nick Egan revealed that Heath Ledger and Colin Farrell were among those on the list to play the lead in the Hutchence biopic "Slide Away."