Christina 'Tina' Hutchence was born in Melbourne, Australia and managed to attend school in all three eastern states across six schools in four years. As a teenager she moved to Hong Kong and followed her mother into the motion picture industry as a makeup artist, a career she continued in after moving to California in her early twenties. Tina currently teaches the art of makeup and travels the United States lecturing and demonstrating at major beauty shows. She is the mother of two children and the proud grandmother to five. Jen Jewel Brown was the first Down Under reporter for Rolling Stone Australia. She first met and interviewed Michael three times from mid-1980, also dueting with him on his first solo single, 'Speed Kills', from the soundtrack of Freedom (1982). When Professional Manager at MCA/Gilbey, Jen helped sign INXS to a worldwide music publishing deal which helped fund their overseas touring. The author, poet and journalist first met Tina when interviewing her for an essay about Max Q for the anthology Rock Country (2013). She's an interviewer for the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia and part of the writing Brains Trust for television/live show RocKwiz. Jen wrote Skyhooks: Million Dollar Riff (1975) and more recently, about Frank Zappa, an essay for the press kit of the documentary Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in his own words (2016) and liner notes for Frank Zappa/Mothers The Roxy Performances seven-album box set (2018).
"Lost boy Michael, who was my dear friend, and who is very much missed. All respect and thanks to Tina for sharing these stories and keeping the memory alive." --Simon le Bon, songwriter/singer in Duran Duran