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5 years ago
Guns n'Roses play at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia, supported by Babymetal.
Lukas Graham play at The Sound Academy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Spektrum, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
G Love And Special Sauce play at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Candlebox play at The Globe, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe, supported by Pete RG.
Madonna appears before a judge at the High Court in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa, to file an application to adopt two more children from Malawi
Tom Edwards, the guitarist and music director for Adam Ant, is found unresponsive and is taken to Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA, where he is treated but dies shortly after.
Lea Michele previews her second album, Places, during a private listening party for a selected group of media people in the USA.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia, supported by Baby Metal. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
10 years ago
The Trillium Gift of Life Network announces that Justin Bieber's involvement in an organ donor campaign has increased daily applications from around 50 to over 200.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Donovan headlines the 10th Annual BMI Snowball, at the Sundance House, during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, USA.
It is announced that Ne-Yo has moved from Def Jam to Motown Records for the release of his fifth album, and the singer-songwriter has also been appointed as Motown's senior VP of A+R.
It is reported that Disney has removed from sale t-shirts bearing an image of Mickey Mouse which closely resembled the artwork on the cover of Joy Division's 1979 album Unknown Pleasures. There had been criticisms earlier in the week, not just on the grounds of plagiarism, but on the suitability of using - on a t-shirt aimed at children - an image widely associated with a band whose singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide.
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Via her Twitter account, Rihanna reveals her new knuckle tattoo, with the words 'Thug Life' spelled out in pale pink letters as a tribute to deceased rapper Tupac Shakur.
Nubia Del Carmen Preza files suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, claiming that a Maserati driven by actress and singer Lindsay Lohan ran into her at the intersection of Alta Loma Road and Holloway Drive in West Hollywood on September 1, 2010.
After eating 'bad shrimp', rapper DMX spends four hours being treated for food poisoning, in Gastonia Memorial Hospital, near Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
A new wax figure of Justin Bieber is unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
While in London, UK, to meet with theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh about taking a role in Les Miserables, Taylor Swift takes time out to visit London Zoo.
Polly Samson, wife of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, helps police to rescue a man attempting to commit suicide in freezing water near her beach-side home in Hove, East Sussex, UK. The man - who resisted being rescued - is then taken to the Royal Sussex Country Hospital, where he is arrested and sectioned.
Angels And Airwaves play at Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Beirut play at Ax Hall, Seoul, South Korea.
The Black Keys play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Casiokids play at The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah play at The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland.
Dream Theater play at Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Explosions In The Sky play at The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, UK.
Extreme Noise Terror play at The Inferno Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Craig Finn plays at at Rough Trade East, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Fixx play at The Mezzanine, San Francisco, California, USA.
Florence And The Machine play at The HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Incubus play at Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Keith Jarrett plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Kasabian play a brief acoustic set live at Radar Music Studios, Sydney, Australia.
Keb' Mo' plays at Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
Lamb Of God play at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Modest Mouse play at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Mountain Goats play at The Crowbar, Ybor City, Florida, USA.
Panic! At The Disco play at The O2 Academy, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Ron Sexsmith plays at Union Chapel, London, England, UK, Europe.
Skrillex plays at Echoplex, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Snow Patrol play at The Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
The Spin Doctors play at Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Vaselines play at Angelo Mai, Rome, Italy, Europe.
We Were Promised Jetpacks play at Flex, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Wilco play at The Wiltern, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Wu-Tang Clan play at The Showbox SoDo, Seattle, Washington, USA.
YOB play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
You Me At Six play at The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
At the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2012 Haute-Couture Show during Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, Europe, models walk the runway wearing designs inspired by Amy Winehouse.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play the first of two nights at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern, Ireland.
It is announced that Ne-Yo has moved from Def Jam to Motown Records for the release of his fifth album, and the singer-songwriter has also been appointed as Motown's senior VP of A+R.
Modest Mouse plays at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
50 years ago
Black Sabbath play the second of two nights at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Paul McCartney is holding rehearsals and auditions in The Scotch Of St. James Club, London, England, UK, Europe, in order to complete the line-up of his new band, Wings.
Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico, formerly of The Velvet Underground, are in Paris, France, rehearsing for an upcoming gig at The Bataclan Club.
75 years ago
Notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone dies aged 48 at his home on Palm Island, Florida, USA. He had long been weak and mentally deficient from the effects of neurosyphilis, and then suffered a stroke, pneumonia and, finally, a cardiac arrest. Capone's life of crime will inspire several songs, including Al Capone [1967] by Prince Buster, Public Enemy No1 [2011] by Megadeth and Al Capone [1987] by Michael Jackson [which later became Smooth Criminal].
100 years ago
James Otis Wyble is born in Port Arthur, Texas, USA. He will find success as jazz and Western Swing guitarist Jimmy Wyble, working for much of his career in Los Angeles, with artists including Bob Wills, Red Norvo, Benny Goodman and Tony Rizzi's group The Five Guitars.
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