The Rolling Stones kick off tour; Elton John speaks out
The Rolling Stones returned to the stage on Sunday to celebrate 50 years in show business. The sell-out gig at the O2 Arena in London was the first of five shows, which saw the band play hits like "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "Get Off My Cloud." And even with ticket prices that have drawn criticism for being too high, the 20,000 strong audience still took the opportunity to check out the veteran rockers with an average age of 68.
Elton John surprised his audience in Beijing on Sunday (November 25) when he dedicated his performance to Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. Ai spent 81 days in detention over criticism of China's government last year. Ai and John met before the concert and snapped a picture together.
Finally, Robbie Williams is launching his solo career again. The sometimes member of British boyband Take That says it's time to get serious as a solo artist and prove his place in the pop world. Williams plans a 15-date European stadium tour, kicking off in Manchester next June. The 38-year-old left Take That in 1995 but rejoined the group in 2010. He credits the band for giving him confidence to tour large venues again as a solo artist.