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British rock guitarist jailed in US after joining Anonymous hack attack
British rock scene old-timer Geoffrey “Jake” Commander, who has played for the likes of Elton John and ELO, has been sentenced to ten days in a US jail after taking part in a mass online hack with protest group Anonymous.

09.12.2014 15:39

Late Total CEO honored by famed Russian orchestra, conductor
St. Petersburg’s famous Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra led by conductor Valery Gergiev held a concert of Russian and French music in memory of the late CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow.

09.12.2014 00:03

‘Thank you, Aussies!’ gaffe & Wurst serenades: Ban Ki-moon in Austria
The UN Secretary General’s visit to Vienna was marked with a spectacular faux pas: Ban Ki-moon mistook Austria for Australia, leading some reporters to wonder if his gaffe was due to being serenaded by cross-dressing star Conchita Wurst.

04.11.2014 02:05

20m fall: At least 16 dead at S. Korea concert as grate caves in (PHOTOS)
At least 16 people have been killed at a K-pop concert south of Seoul after falling 20 meters through a concrete shaft into an underground parking area when a ventilation grate collapsed.

17.10.2014 12:44

Military bands kick off Spasskaya Tower festival on Red Square (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
The best military orchestras from around the world have invaded Russia's iconic Red Square in the heart of Moscow to take part in Spasskaya Tower international military music festival. This year the theme of the annual show is the First World War.

30.08.2014 22:10

Facebook wonder: Scorpions sing to Russian hospice patient after FB post
The lead-singer of the Scorpions rock band called a young Russian man with incurable cancer and sang to him after 5,000 Facebook users joined together to help the hospice patient’s most cherished dream become reality.

22.10.2013 17:14

Bloodhound Gang ‘fleeing’ from Russia after bassist desecrates flag (VIDEO)
US rockers Bloodhound Gang got their Russian gig cancelled, were ‘showered with tomatoes’ and ‘beaten’ by the locals after a YouTube clip showed the band’s bass player desecrating a Russian flag – an act considered a criminal offense in the country.

03.08.2013 17:03

Jagger jabs Obama over NSA scandal
President Barack Obama didn’t attend The Rolling Stones concert in Washington, DC Monday night, but lead singer Mick Jagger said that wasn’t likely to keep the commander-in-chief from checking out the show.

25.06.2013 20:01

­To Russia with love! Justin Bieber to perform in Moscow
Justin Bieber is set to perform in Russia, with live shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg, in April 2013. Russia was added to the singer’s tour map after fans complaints. This will be the singer’s first appearance in Russia.

12.12.2012 17:23

­US celebrities raise $23 million for Sandy victims
Big named US celebrities have joined forces to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The benefit event raised almost $23 million, after the hurricane caused billions of dollars of damage and resulted in more than 100 deaths.

04.11.2012 16:15

Every tree you take: Sting relocates Philippines gig
Sting is known for his environmental concerns. Now the star has changed the location of his gig in the Philippines after learning that the stadium's owners allegedly planned to uproot 182 trees for a parking lot and mall expansion.

22.10.2012 15:11

Musical take away: Vienna musicians give home delivery concerts
Mozart would be pleased to learn that musicians in Austria are reviving the tradition of performing concerts in the homes of their audience. Vienna's famed Konzerthaus has labeled such live gigs as "Rent a musician".

09.10.2012 08:22