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Peter Mensch, manager of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, announces that, "Led Zeppelin are over! If you didn't see them in 2007 [their one-off reunion at the O2 Arena, London, UK], you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that."
Lady Gaga reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Just Dance, after 22 weeks on the countdown. This represents the longest trip to No1 since Creed's With Arms Wide Open took 27 weeks to hit the top in 2000.
Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills is reported to be earning up to $102,000 (?75,000) for fifteen minute slots as an after-dinner speaker.
Lily Allen releases a new single, The Fear, in the UK.
The Daily Express reports that troubled rocker Pete Doherty will soon be kicked out of his rented mansion, Sturmy House, Durley, Wiltshire, UK. The report says that Doherty's landlord, The Earl of Cardigan is furious because of the mess the rock star has made in the house.
A $50m (?34.2m) compensation lawsuit filed against rapper 50 Cent by his ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, is thrown out of court in New York City.
Kent Henry Plischke, blues guitarist and singer, who recorded with the bands Steppenwolf and Blues Image under the name Kent Henry, dies in Portland, Oregon, USA, aged 60.
Actress singer Lindsay Lohan notches up her third car accident of the month when a Maserati, in which she is a passenger, hits a Subaru damaging its left front bumper in Glendale, California.
Rapper NAS-D dies at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, after being pulled from a fire at his apartment with second and third-degree burns over 97 per cent of his body.
It being April Fools day, Los Angeles radio station Latino 96.3 hoaxes listeners by announcing the impending marriage of Michael Jackson and Madonna, complete with impersonators of the happy couple phoning the station to confirm the news.
When Jeff Beck plays at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, he is unexpectedly joined on stage by his band's former vocalist, Rod Stewart, for two songs.
Jay Siegel And The Tokens are inducted into the Doo Wop Hall Of Fame at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan's album Together Through Life enters the Swiss Album Chart at No2, its peak position.
It is announced by PPL that Mercy by Duffy was the most played song of the past year in the UK.
Beyonce releases a new single, Ego in the USA.
Ricardo Mendoza, a former photographer for gossip website TMZ, files a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles, California, USA, against Britney Spears, claiming that she committed assault and battery on him by driving over his foot in Beverly Hills on October 18, 2007.
Fischerspooner play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brandon Flowers of The Killers joins Bruce Springsteen on stage at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Holland, to sing Thunder Road. (2009 )
Madonna attends the Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island, New York.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the last of three nights at Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Papers filed against record producer Timbaland at Miami-Dade District Court claim that he used a computer programme to "knowingly and wilfully steal" Glenn Rune Gallefoss' tune Acidjazzed Evening, to create the beat for Nelly Furtado's 2007 hit single Do It.
Pink makes Queensland, Australia, history when she plays the first of a record eleven concerts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Dolly Parton makes an unannounced live appearance for 400 Tennessee Girl Scouts at their badge-giving ceremony in the Pines Theatre, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. Parton, an honorary member of the Girl Scouts, wore her own uniform to hand out badges, including the Coat of Many Colors patch named after her 1971 song of that name.
The Jonas Brothers begin a 44-city North American tour at the New Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Beyonce plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Ed Sheeran is among the acts playing at The 18th Ipswich Music Day, Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. By this time Sheeran has his guitar with the trade-mark paw print design.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Two Pigs, Corsham with Jesse Davey And Friends.
The Benny Andersson Band releases a new album, Story Of A Heart, in the UK. The album is written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the songwriting team behind Abba.
Rufus Wainwright's first opera, Prima Donna, premieres at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, during the Manchester International Festival.
It is announced that Michael Jackson's body has been moved from a private tomb belonging to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy to the basement of the main building at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, USA, because of fears that fans might break into the crypt where it was stored.
Mr Hudson releases a new single, Supernova, on G.O.O.D. Music/Mercury Records, in the UK. The single is produced by Kanye West who also guests on vocals.
Sweet Dreams by Beyonce reaches No1 in the Australian Urban Chart.
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte attend the launch of Gap's 1969 Jean Shop on Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, California, USA.
Following objections from citizens of Aberdeen, Washington, USA, the last three letters of the word 'fuck' are removed from a granite plaque in memory of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in the town's Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park. The edited plaque is then returned to the park. The full quote which had incensed the citizens was, "Drugs are bad for you. They will fuck you up."
Bo Bruce, Casino Drive, The Volt, The Alfonz and others play at The Marlborough Music Festival, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK.
U2's 360 tour plays the second of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, supported by Glasvegas and The Hours. An after-show party is held at Home House Private Members Club, attended by Brian Eno, Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Lars Ulrich of Metallica and a somewhat drunken Noel Gallagher of Oasis.
Sweet Dreams by Beyonce reaches No1 in the New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart.
American Idiot, a stage musical based on the album of the same name by Green Day opens at Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, California, USA.
Monsters Of Folk, a supergroup comprising Jim James, M. Ward, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, release their eponymous debut album.
Bob Dylan plays in The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Features release a new album, Some Kind Of Salvation, on 429 Records in the UK.
The Wailers play as part of the F1 Corniche Beats On The Beach Concerts series on Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
The Wailers play as part of the F1 Corniche Beats On The Beach Concerts series on Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
Reggae singer Jah Cure is arrested at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Caribbean, on charges of failing to pay US$19,993 owed to a local business man. The arrest comes just hours before Jah Cure's scheduled performance in south Trinidad, but he is released in time to play the concert.
Bob Dylan plays in The GMU Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Brazil and Spain.
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On his 89th birthday, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is invested as a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honoree for excellence in performance arts at a gala event in Washington DC.
The Fold play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The results of an autopsy performed on The Reverend Tholomew Plague, recently deceased drummer with Avenged Sevenfold are inconclusive. The drummer died two days earlier.
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