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Heavy rock magazine Metal Hammer wins the award for Best Entertainment Magazine Cover with their cover featuring Slayer as zombies at The Maggie Awards 2010.
Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer release the album Melody of Rhythm in the UK.
Norah Jones plays at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, plays the first of two nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Miley Cyrus plays at The House of Blues, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lissie releases her debut album, Catching A Tiger, in the UK on Columbia records.
During a two-hour-long telethon in the USA to raise funds for the Gulf Of Mexico in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill, Sting performs his song Fragile, and dedicates it to: 'All the people in the Gulf who have lost their livelihoods, and all the animals and birds, and to remember our ecology is very fragile.' Manning the phones are celebrities including Ke$ha, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Randy Jackson, Nicole Richie and Kathy Griffin.
Christina Aguilera reaches No1 in the Greek Albums Chart with Bionic.
Eminem releases his seventh studio album, Recovery, in the UK and the USA.
Green Day play at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Joan Jett.
Leading independent label Cooking Vinyl announces the signing of three new acts to the label - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Underworld and The Charlatans.
Kele, lead singer of Bloc Party, releases his solo debut album The Boxer.
Legendary folk musician Pete Seeger receives the 2010 WhyHunger Chapin Award at the WhyHunger 35th anniversary celebration in Gotham Hall, New York City, USA. Songwriting duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson receive the ASCAP-Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award.
Chris Sievey, creator of bizarre and much-loved pop parody character Frank Sidebottom, dies aged 54 after collapsing at his home in Hale, Greater Manchester, England, UK, where he was recovering from surgery for a chest tumour.
It is announced that Tom Jones has signed his first ever songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing, who will now represent the singer's compositions worldwide.
Sarah Harmer releases her fifth album, Oh Little Fire, on Zoe Records in the USA.
Lady Gaga, somewhat scantily-clad, surprises onlookers at New York City, USA, strip joint HeadQuarters by performing a lap dance for boyfriend Matt Williams.