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On the third leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Arena Nurnberger, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
Thousands of Cranberries' fans queue up in the rain to say their last farewells to the band's singer Dolores O'Riordan, who lay in an open coffin in St. Joseph's Church, Limerick, Ireland, Europe. Her bandmates lay a floral tribute reading "The song has ended, but the memories linger on", a reference to The Cranberries' break-out hit Linger. Fifty of the singer's former classmates at Laurel Hill Colaiste place bouquets of yellow flowers on a pew near her coffin.
On their Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at The Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Georgia, USA.
On her 39-date LA To The Moon tour Lana Del Rey plays at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Francis Dunnery plays at Bush Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Equilibrium, Evil Invaders, HammerFall, Municipal Waste, No Raza, Rhapsody and Tierra Santa play at Metal Millennium 2018 in Centro de Eventos Autopista Norte, Bogotá, Colombia, South America.
Frank Turner plays at Lancaster Town Hall, Lancaster, England, UK, Europe.
Rita Ora plays at Silencio, Paris, France, Europe.
On her Intimate And Live tour, Louise plays at Classic Grand, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Wolf Alice play at John Dee, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
On their ken tour, Destroyer play at Magic Stick, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their Cryptoriana World Tour, Cradle of Filth play at A38, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
On the Shiprocked tour, Black Label Society, Palisades, Starset, Stone Sour and The Stowaways play at Carnival Liberty, Port Canaveral, Florida, USA.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood play at Crystal Bay Club Casino, Crystal Bay, Nevada, USA.
5 years ago
Neil Young is awarded a special commendation from The National Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences, "for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music", at the Village Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The award partly recognises Young
Virtuoso guitarist Bruce Bouillet releases his third instrumental album, The Order Of Control on Music Theories Records, in the UK.
Pop duo A Great Big World release their debut album, Is There Anybody Out There, on Epic records in the USA.
Against Me! release their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, on Tiotal Treble Music, in the USA.
Mogwai release their eighth studio album, Rave Tapes, on Sub Pop records in the USA.
Young The Giant release their second studio album, Mind Over Matter, on Fueled By Ramen Records in the USA.
Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Pegi Young are among those attending The Recording Academy Producers And Engineers Wing Presents the 7th Annual GRAMMY Week Event Honoring Neil Young at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Betty Who play at The Echo, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nico And Vinz (formerly known as Envy) release the single Am I Wrong in the USA, Germany and Australia.
Bastille play at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
Exs And Ohs by Elle King is declared to have achieved 3x Platinum Digital Download status in Canada.
10 years ago
It is reported that Britney Spears has been forced to rename and partially re-record her latest single, If You Seek Amy, after radio stations in the USA threaten to withdraw the single from their playlists and families call for a "parental advisory" warning. The problem is that, when sung quickly, the title becomes, "F-U-C-K Me"
Wire play at Cargo, London.
It is reported that UK duo The Ting Tings have banned strobe lighting from their stage show because drummer Jules De Martino suffers from an eye condition that causes him to suffer fits when strobes are used.
Pressure group The Parents Television Council cautions parents and radio stations in the USA about the double-entendre in the new Britney Spears single If You Seek Amy, which sounds like "F**k Me" when sung. The PTC believes that the song would violate the broadcast indecency law if aired between the hours of 6a.m. and 10p.m.
Rod Stewart tells Billboard magazine that reports, stemming from Ron Wood, of a reunion with his old band The Faces are incorrect.
Multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey announces his departure from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, for "personal and professional reasons", after 25 years as a member.
A court in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe, rules that the Zappanale, a festival in Bad Doberan celebrating the music of rock legend Frank Zappa, can continue because it does not violate the trademark held by Zappa's widow Gail.
Film-maker John Landis files suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, accusing Michael Jackson of "fraudulent, malicious and oppressive conduct" for failing to pay him the contractually agreed 50 per cent of the net profits from the Thriller promo video he directed.
It is reported that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have abandoned plans to record their third full-length album, and are 'taking a break' while the band members pursue side projects.
Susan Boyle auditions for the tv show Britain's Got Talent at The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre [S.E.C.C.] in Glasgow, Scotland. She will achieve international success after appearing in the show later in the year.
25 years ago
Rod Stewart, Sting and Bryan Adams reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with All For Love.
Lorena Bobbitt who chopped off her husband's penis, claiming it was in retaliation for him sexually assaulting her, is acquitted by a jury in Manassas, Virgina, USA, by reason of temporary insanity. Bobbitt's revenge will inspire several songs, including Bobbit Song by stand-up comedian Richard Morton and Lorena Bobbitt [2012] by Aaradhna. The Bee Gees also parodied their own song To Love Somebody as To Lose Your Penis on the Howard Stern Show in 1994.
Rod Stewart, Sting and Bryan Adams reach No1 in the US Top 40 singles chart with All For Love.
50 years ago
The Beatles album Yellow Submarine is released in Germany on Apple Records.
Kaleidsoscope play at Clayton Lodge, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England, UK, Europe.
100 years ago
An "extraordinary tri-star constellation of comedy, song, dance and novelties" is presented during a week at The Hippodrome, Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The show includes "The Best Sellers - a musical fantasy based on modern fiction", and performers such as Hermine Shone, Jack Wyatt's Scotch Lads And Lassies, William Seabury and others.
The "farcical musical comedy" The Only Girl is playing at The Orpheum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Singer and comedienne Marie Cahill is topping the Vaudeville bill at B.F.Keith's Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy Oh Lady, Lady, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse, is playing at The Opera House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy, The Velvet Lady, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy The Bohemian Girl, with music by Michael Balfe, is presented at The Park Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical Somebody's Sweetheart, plays at The Central Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 224 performances.
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