Mick, Keith, and the whole gang are hitting the road and playing some of their biggest shows to date with an incredible stage. We’ve got your inside access to see their shows in Oakland, CA on May 5 and San Jose, CA on May 8 from the Tongue Pit. Before you place your bids check out the Rolling Stones performing “Gimme Shelter” with Lady Gaga above, then bid today for the chance to see them from the Tongue Pit!
With Mother Monster turning 26 this past week, we’ve been craving something Gagalicious, so we’re channeling our appetite into something we can all feast our eyes on! Check out some of our fave shots of Gaga doing her thing!
charitybuzz Top 11 of 2011
This year was an amazing year for us here at charitybuzz. Between our great nonprofit partners, generous bidders, and hard-working cbuzz family, we’ve been able to raise over $25 million for some truly worthy causes. As we bid farewell to this year, and welcome the next, here are the 11 top-earning auctions of 2011!
1. Spend a day shadowing President Clinton to benefit the Clinton Global Initiative - $255,000
2. Meet Oprah Winfrey backstage at the last taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show to benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights - $105,000
3. Access the ultimate Oscars experience: attend Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Dinner and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, walk the red carpet with the stars and be dressed and styled like a celebrity to benefit Natural Resources Defense Council - $100,000
4. Pitch your big idea to media mogul Rupert Murdoch to benefit the Global Poverty Project - $85,000
5. Enjoy a private singing or guitar lesson with legendary musician Paul Simon to benefit the Children’s Health Fund - $75,000
6. Hang out with Paul McCartney backstage at Yankee Stadium with front row VIP seats to benefit the GREEN Schools Initiative - $70,000
7. Go behind the scenes with an exclusive tour of Facebook’s headquarters with Facebook Director of Product and Firefox co-founder Blake Ross - $70,000
8. Meet Karl Lagerfeld at the ultimate Chanel Couture experience in Paris to benefit Runway to Green - $65,000
9. Fly the California skies with Harrison Ford as your co-pilot to benefit Conservation International - $65,000
10. Make your screen debut with a walk-on role on AMC’s Mad Men, starring Jon Hamm, January Jones and Christina Hendricks, to benefit the ACLU of Southern California - $60,000
11. Sit in on The Howard Stern Show at Sirius Radio and meet Howard Stern and the cast to benefit Rosie’s Theater Kids - $55,500
Thanks for a terrific year, and stay tuned for more exciting things to come in 2012!
To read more about this year’s charitybuzz highlights, check out this article on USA TODAY!
Born This Way- Lady Gaga (Acapella)
This week, we were feeling a Music Monday, Unplugged Edition, so we decided to throw on the anthem by the Mother Monster, otherwise known as Born This Way by Lady Gaga. We knew Gaga was a spectacular talent, but she really shows off her set of pipes during the acapella version of her super-hit.
Gaga definitely knows how to mix things up when it comes to her music, and she is all about giving fans a little something extra in her live shows, which is why seeing Lady Gaga perform at Z100’s sold-out Jingle Ball to AND raising funds for the Navy Seals would put any fan on the edge of glory!
“The only way to get noticed is to stand out, be a sore thumb!”- Lady Gaga
Bubbles. Kermit the Frog. A giant egg. Find yourself wondering what the Mother Monster will step out in next? We think it’s safe to say that Lady Gaga’s outfits are nothing short of—spectacular! Well, the CFDA agrees, as they have named her this year’s Fashion Icon in the upcoming 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards. Gaga’s over-the-top, totally insane, shockingly provocative, unique style has taken the world by storm, and we can’t get enough! Which is also why we’re so excited that she’s signed a Grand Steinway piano for our Dads and Grads auction, with proceeds benefiting Ten O’Clock Classics. Looks like Lady Gaga’s caught the “buzz”!