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Jon Bon Jovi
is selected for induction into the New Jersey State Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place in May (09) at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New jersey, USA.
The Ting Tings
play at The Hi Tec Star Hall, Hong Kong, Asia.
Amanda Ghost, the co-writer of James Blunt
's hit You're Beautiful, is named president of Epic Records.
And The Jackals play at Molotow, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor
plays at the Marrs Bar, Worcester, UK.
play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe
Guitarist, vocalist, producer and composer Stephen Bruton
, dies aged 60 of complications arising from throat cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On doctor's orders, Morrissey
cancels the remaining tour dates of his current UK tour because of a throat infection.
play at Koengen, an outdoor concert venue in Bergen, Norway, Europe.
Figures released by Nielsen Online reveal that total minutes spent on Facebook in April rose 699% compared with a year earlier. At MySpace, in sharp contrast, total minutes spent fell by 31%.
premieres a new song, D.O.A. (The Death of Auto-Tune) from his forthcoming album Blueprint 3 on New York City's Hot 97 radio station. The song lambasts rappers for singing too much and exhorts rappers to get back to rapping.
Nine people are arrested in London, Kent and the Midlands for conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering, via an internet scam
in which DJs allegedly used stolen credit cards to buy their own music on iTunes, thus netting around £400,000 in royalties and boosting their chart ratings.
Reunited '80s boy band New Kids On The Block
cancel an upcoming Australian tour, blaming the economic downturn for reported poor ticket sales.
The Eagles Of Death Metal play at Brixton Academy
, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mickey Gilley is left temporarily paralyzed from the neck down when a 'love seat' falls on top of him, crushing four vertebrae, in Branson, Missouri, USA. The 73 year-old is helping a neighbor move some furniture when the accident occurs.
Legendary Ghanain composer, arranger and musician Ebo Taylor plays on a European stage for the first time at AfricaDelay Party
, at the Schwedlersee
, Frankfurt, Germany. Also taking part are The Poets Of Rhythm, Kabu Kabu, Afrobeat Academy and Kologbo.
plays in Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel Woods, New York State, USA.
While on holiday with his family in Florida, rapper Big Boi visits Sea World in Orlando.
plays in Heritage Park Amphitheatre, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA.
Rick Springfield performs an acoustic set at Borders book store in New York City, USA.
officially cancel the remaining dates in their tour of the USA following an accident in which Steven Tyler broke his shoulder in a fall from the stage fall a week earlier. Z.Z.Top, special guests on the tour, decide to continue on tour without the headline band.
The Allman Brothers Band
plays the second of two nights at The Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Author, poet and punk-rocker Jim Carroll
dies of a heart attack, aged 60, at his home in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He had been suffering ill-health for some time due to pneumonia and hepatitis C.
plays in The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Soul II Soul play as part of the F1 Corniche Beats On The Beach Concerts series on Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
The Psychedelic Furs
perform their 1981 breakthough album, Talk Talk Talk, in its entirety at a concert in the O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Ross Bon And The Mighty Blue Kings play on the Back Porch Stage at The House Of Blues
, Chicago, Illinois, USA.