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Fomer Sugababes member Mutya Buena drops out of UK tv show Celebrity Big Brother, declaring that she can no longer bear being separated from her young daughter.
Paul Carrack plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe
The Streets play at the Engine Shed, Lincoln, UK.
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.
A $50m (£34.2m) compensation lawsuit filed against rapper 50 Cent by his ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, is thrown out of court in New York City, USA.
Amanda Ghost, the co-writer of James Blunt's hit You're Beautiful, is named president of Epic Records.
Carl Barat And The Jackals play at Molotow, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Marrs Bar, Worcester, UK.
Simply Red play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe
On the Working On A Dream tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play the first of two nights at the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Guitarist, vocalist, producer and composer Stephen Bruton, dies aged 60 of complications arising from throat cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The government of France, Europe, passes legislation that would allow internet service providers to cut the internet connections of customers who download copyright-protected music and video files illegally after "three strikes".
On doctor's orders, Morrissey cancels the remaining tour dates of his current UK tour because of a throat infection.
At the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, award-winner Eminem is upstaged and appears outraged by award-presenter Sacha Baron Cohen, who drops down on wires from the ceiling, dressed as an angel, to land on top of the rapper. Meanwhile, teen vampire movie Twlight collects five awards. The Eminem incident is later claimed to have been entirely scripted and staged.
The Eagles 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%.
Jay-Z 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.
Kasabian release their third album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, on Columbia Records. On the same day, the band does an in-store performance and signing session HMV, 90 Market Street, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Astrid Williamson releases a new album, Here Come The Vikings, on One Little Indian Records in the UK.
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.
Bob Dylan 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.
Steely Dan play at the Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays in Heritage Park Amphitheatre, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA.
Rick Springfield performs an acoustic set at Borders book store in New York City, USA.
Bo Bruce, Casino Drive, The Volt, The Alfonz and others play at The Marlborough Music Festival, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK.
Tinchy Stryder reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart with Never Leave You, a collaboration with Amelle Berrabah.
Britney Spears is spotted shopping in West Hollywood, California.
Aerosmith 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.
UK pop singer Lily Allen announces her retirement from the music business via a post on her blog.
The Third Annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest, a two-day event, begins at Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Cassandra Wilson, Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Corey Wilkes, John Faddis and John Wright.
Kylie Minogue plays at UIC, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lady Antebellum, the debut album country-rock trio Lady Antebellum, is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. for shipments of 1m copies in the USA.
Bob Dylan 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.
During the London Jazz Festival, Alan Barnes performs his show Five Takes on Benny Goodman at The Purcell Room, London, UK.
Corinne Bailey Rae plays at the Hiro Ballroom in the Maritime Hotel, New York City.
Ross Bon And The Mighty Blue Kings play on the Back Porch Stage at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.