Pussy Riot book chronicles punk band’s fight for freedom and gets support from musicians across the globe

Prayer is not something usually associated with the punk movement, but Pussy Riot has never let rules or expectations define their next move. With two band members of the Russian punk band still in prison, their new book “Pussy Riot! … Continue reading

Coldplay, Yoko Ono and artists around the world support campaign for effective arms trade

By Hilary Gridley It’s hard to believe that some countries may have a tougher time acquiring bananas than bullets, but that’s the state of the current global weapons market, valued at more than $60 billion a year. The UN gathered … Continue reading

Patti Smith, Tom Morello and Ladytron support Occupy movement with massive comp

By Laura Ferreiro Ninety-nine artists including Patti Smith, Tom Morello, Yoko Ono, Thievery Corporation, Joan Baez, Mogwai and Ladytron have donated tracks to a forthcoming compilation album titled “Occupy This Album,” which will benefit the Occupy Wall Street movement. The … Continue reading

Michael Stipe, Yoko Ono & Sting auction off unique books to benefit Lunchbox Fund

Several renowned musicians, authors and celebrities including R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Yoko Ono, Shepard Fairey, Salmon Rushdie, Tony Bennett, Philip Glass and Sting have created hand-crafted books and prints that they’re auctioning off to benefit the Lunchbox Fund. The Lunchbox … Continue reading