Rockers Deep Purple have been fined for playing their own songs in Russia.
A local court has handed down the fine after Ian Gillan, Ian Paice and Roger Glover failed to clear rights to their tunes in Russia before a concert in Rostov-on-Don last year (Oct08).
According to the court's ruling, the musicians should have obtained a license from the Russian Authors' Society, known as NGO, before the public performance.
NGO represents the rights of foreign performers in Russia.
For every 'unlicensed' song, the court imposed a penalty of 30,000 roubles ($1,000/GBP666) on the organisers of the concert, according to RussiaToday.com.