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Def Leppard and Motley Crue and Steel Panther play at The LG Arena, Birmingham, UK.
Katy Perry releases a new single, The One That Got Away, in the USA.
On their Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play the first of two nights at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Arch Enemy play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
On the occasion of jazz legend Dave Brubeck's 91st birthday, the R.I.A.A. announces that his landmark 1959 album Time Out has been certified double platinum [i.e. achieved 2m sales].
Ryan Adams plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Aerosmith play at Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Status Quo, Kim Wilde and Roy Wood play at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, England, UK.
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood play at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Status Quo, Kim Wilde and Roy Wood play at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Bon Iver plays at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lady Gaga visits the White House in Washington, DC, USA, to offer assistance to the Obama administration's anti-bullying campaign. Gaga meets with administration staffers, but is unable to speak with the president, who is in Kansas.
On their Mylo Xyloto tour, Coldplay are recorded live for the BBC radio show Radio 2 In Concert, at Dingwalls, London, England, UK.
Wye Oak and The National play at at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Amy Winehouse releases the posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, in the USA. The album, which features unreleased tracks and demos, is released in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Dobie Gray, best-remembered for his enduring 1973 hit, Drift Away, dies aged 71, of complication from cancer surgery in Nashville, Tennessee, USA..
The Black Keys release a new album, El Camino, in the USA.
Wye Oak and The National play at at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rise Against play at The 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
Kasabian play at The NIA, Birmingham, UK, supported by Miles Kane.
Christmas In Chicago, a show starring Donny And Marie Osmond, plays the first of nineteen nights at The Oriental Theatre, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
My Morning Jacket play at The Brady Theatre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, supported by Delta Spirit.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland, Europe.
Barbara Orbison, the widow and manager of Roy Orbison, dies aged 60 of pancreatic cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA, on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death.
Gary Barlow plays a second fund-raising gig at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, to support The Prince's Trust. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus Prince Charles and Camilla, are among the guests.
Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole launches her own range of shoes for Stylistpick, including such styles as Funky Munky, Hot To Trot and Your Royal Hotness.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico, Central America.
Movie director David Lynch makes a personal appearance at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California, USA, during which he signs copies of his CD Crazy Clown Time.
Opeth play at Jaahalli, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Hank Williams Jr plays a solo acoustic set at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The performance is a benefit for the hall, raising $75,000.
San Francisco band Case In Theory release their debut album, Cinematic, in the USA.
A Waylon Jennings Tribute Show is held at satellite radio channel SiriusXm's Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with perfomers including Shooter Jennings, Hank Williams Jr, Jamey Johnson, Jessi Colter and Josh Thompson.
The Cure release Bestival Live 2011, a live recording of their two and a half hour set at this year's Bestival, in the USA.