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James Blunt plays at The Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Eric Johnson plays at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
B.B. King plays at The Knight Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
David Thomas Broughton plays at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK.
Bob Dylan performs live at The Critics' Choice Movie Awards in the Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a special tribute to Martin Scorsese.
Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin is stopped on a traffic violation in Culver City, California, USA. When police notice that Scantlin appears to be intoxicated, a search finds him in possession of controlled substances, described as being in the form of 'powder and pills'. He is arrested and then released a few hours later after posting $10,000 bail.
In a series of Twitter.com posts, Sinead O'Connor states that she has taken an overdose of pills and has been pleading for psychiatric help to overcome her depression.
The Kooks play at Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Beirut play at The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, Australia.
Brad Paisley plays at The Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
The Wu-Tang Clan play at The House of Blues, Houston, Texas, USA.
Velvet Revolver briefly reunite with vocalist Scott Weiland for a four-song set at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of the bill for a concert entitled Love You Madly : A Concert For John O'Brien.
NOFX play at The House Of Blues, Anaheim, California, USA.
Kasabian play at Zepp, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Maria Taylor plays at Walhalla Studio Theater, Wiesbaden, Germany, Europe.
On their Suck It And See tour, The Arctic Monkeys play at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
In a series of irate Tweets, Cyndi Lauper expresses her anger at having had her song True Colors used, without permission, in an online advertisement discrediting Republican US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The ad is taken down shortly after.
The Band Perry play at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
G. Love And Special Sauce play at Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA.
Shelby Lynne plays at The Old Rock House, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
As part of the New York Guitar Festival, the Silent Films/Live Guitars event in the Merkin Concert Hall features two groundbreaking guitarists premiering original film scores for silent comedies by Buster Keaton. On this night, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth presents his score for Keaton's 1922 movie Cops, and Kaki King presents a score for Keaton's 1920 film The Scarecrow.
Steve Lukather plays at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Chickenfoot, including guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, play at Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK.
Velvet Revolver play at the House Of Blues, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Henry Rollins plays at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK.
Lil Wayne launches his new skateboard-oriented clothing label, TRUKFIT, at The Hotel Americano, Manhattan, new York City, USA. Guests at the launch include Young Money's T-Streets, Lil Twist, Mack Maine and Gudda Gudda.
Buddy Guy plays at Buddy Guy's Legends Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Steel Panther play at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Ian Gillan plays at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
It is announced that pop-metal icon Lita Ford has signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer, and that her first new studio album in nearly three years, Living Like A Runaway, is scheduled for release in May.
Bob Dylan performs live at The Critics' Choice Movie Awards in the Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a special tribute to Martin Scorsese.
Lanterns On The Lake play at Cargo, London, UK.
Charlie Collins, a guitarist and fiddler who played with Roy Acuff's Smokey Mountain Boys, dies following a stroke, aged 78. He was originally with the Pinnacle Mountain Boys and joined Acuff's group in 1966 where he remained for 25 years. Collins was also a regular at the Grand Ole Opry as part of the Square Dance Band.
Everclear play at The Chameleon Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Stephen Lee Pieck, a homeless inhabitant of Ossining, Westchester New York State, USA, files a $9m [£5.7m] lawsuit against Eminem in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. The legal action claims that Pieck initiated the idea for Eminem's groundbreaking Born of Fire commercial for Chrysler, but never received any monetary compensation for his creative contributions.
Vince Neil plays at Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, USA.
The B-52's play at The Ventura Theatre, Ventura, California, USA.
Bono of U2 appears on stage during the opening night of the Mali Desert music festival in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. Nevetheless, his presence does not resurrect the now flagging fortunes of the festival, previously a major world music event, because of terrorist threats.