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Gallows play at The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames, UK.
Country music hitmaker Billie Jo Spears dies aged 74 of cancer in Vidor, Texas, USA.
Sixty-five punk rock fans in Aceh, Indonesia, Asia, have their hair shaved and body piercings removed by police in a crackdown on the threat of rock music to values of Islam.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
On his Welcome 2 tour Prince plays at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Roger McGough, a former member of 1960s pop group The Scaffold, is appointed president of the Poetry Society in the UK.
Soundscan reports that with her latest 187,000 album sales added in, 21 by Adele has now sold over 5m copies in the USA.
Arch Enemy play at Le Cartonnerie, Reims, France, Europe.
The National play at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Scratch Acid play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play the second of two nights at the O2 World , Berlin, Germany, Europe.
My Morning Jacket play at The Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Florida, USA, supported by Delta Spirit.
Reg Presley, singer and songwriter of The Troggs, is admitted to The Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, England, UK, Europe, and treated for pneumonia. It is also thought he may have suffered a stroke.
It is announced that Rihanna is set to become the most 'liked' artist on Facebook for 2011. With 47,788,147 'likes' she is over 2m ahead of Lady Gaga and nearly 10m ahead of Justin Bieber.
Lady Gaga tops the Forbes' 2011 list of the Top-Earning Women in Music, with an estimated $90m income, more than double the gross of any other female pop star. Her Monster Ball tour alone grossed $1.3m a night. Taylor Swift [$45m] and Katy Perry [$44m] round out the Top 3.