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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".