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A report from the County Coroner's office of Los Angeles, California, USA, reveals that rap mogul Dr. Dre's son, Andre Young Jr., died from an overdose of heroin and morphine. Andre Young Jr died in August 2008.
If I Were A Boy by Beyonce Knowles returns to No1 the European singles chart in its ninth week on release.
The Echoes, Party in Hiroshima, Electric Mirrorz and Diana Berry play at The Dublin Castle, London.
Roy Ayers Ubiquity is playing at The Jazz Café, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe
Kelly Osbourne voluntarily hands herself in at a Central London police station to face charges of assault stemming from a slapping incident involving a Sunday Mirror journalist in London, England, UK, Europe, nightclub Punk in August 08.
At a press conference in London, Annie Lennox speaks out against Israeli bomb strikes on Gaza - calling for an end to the "slaughter and systematic murder" of Arabs living in the area. Supporting Lennox at the press conference are Bianca Jagger and Alexei Sayle.
It is announced that Lil Wayne's 2008 album Tha Carter III has become the first to top America's annual bestsellers list with under three million sales. The album ended 2008 with 2.88m sales, making it that year's top-seller, well ahead of Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends and Taylor Swift's Fearless.
Figures released by the PRS for Music reveal Status Quo to be the hardest working band in the U.K. - having notched up the most arena concerts in 2008, playing for over 300,000 fans during 35 performances. Take That earn second place with 34 major gigs during their successful comeback. The Kaiser Chiefs, Sugababes, and the reformed Spice Girls complete the top five hardest working bands.
It is reported that music mogul Simon Cowell plans to spend $14.5m (£10m) to purchase a ten acre site in Barbados, Caribbean, on which to build his second home on the island.
Pollstar reports that Madonna's Sticky and Sweet tour was the highest-grossing series of concerts in 2008, earning a massive $281.6m.
Naked Raygun play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.