Rock stars from the 1960s and 1970s have been hitting Germany's lucrative concert circuit but many of the grandpa-generation acts have disappointed fans and provoked withering reviews in Europe's biggest music market. The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Genesis, the Police and Black Sabbath are among the acts appearing this summer in arenas between the Black Forest and the Baltic.
Anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police on Wednesday, injuring eight, as they tried to blockade routes to a summit of major powers in northern Germany. Police used water cannons to push back demonstrators. Delegates from several Group of Eight (G8) countries said the protests were limiting their ability to move around at the summit venue.
Covering one of the world's top film festivals may seem like an enviable assignment, filled with leisurely afternoons spent in plush cinemas and evenings at cocktail parties rubbing elbows with the stars. True, it's hardly the world's worst job -- but no one believes a word when you explain it's actually 11 days of hard work.