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A private funeral service is held for James Owen Sullivan, better known as The Reverend Tholomew Plague, recently deceased drummer with Avenged Sevenfold. Sullivan died at home in Huntington Beach, California, USA, of acute multiple drug intoxication.
Willie Mitchell, the influential record producer and musician who worked with Al Green and dozens of others, dies aged 81, at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
A benefit concert is held for Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, featuring Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Peter Stampfel [of the Holy Modal Rounders and an original member of The Fugs], Philip Glass, Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Lenny Kaye, Jolie Holland, Gary Lucas, Elliott Sharp, Shilpa Ray, John Kruth and an All-Star Band, and, of course, Ed Sanders and Ken Weaver of The Fugs. The reason for the concert is that, following a couple of strokes, Kupferberg requires medical attention that is not fully covered by Medicare.
On the Keep Calm And Carry On tour, The Stereophonics play at the Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
When Rilo Kiley's drummer Jason Boesel plays a solo show at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA, his girlfriend, actress Kirsten Dunst, turns up to see the show.
Jay-Z plays at the Verizon Center, Washington DC, USA.
Rihanna steals the show at the Echo Music Awards in Berlin, Germany, Europe, with a spectacular performance in which she dances with two massive robots. The event is hosted by Robbie Williams who also wins in the Best Pop-Rock Singer category.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The LG Arena, Birmingham, UK.
Hiro, leader of Japanese dance/pop boy band Exile, becomes the centre of a tax enquiry after failing to report approximately 300,000,000 yen in earnings at his entertainment production company LDH.
The John Butler Trio play at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Good Times by London garage/grime collective Roll Deep enters the UK Official Singles Chart at No1.
Alabama 3 release a new album, Revolver Soul, in the UK.
Gogol Bordello play at Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK, supported by Matt And Kim and Mariachi El Bronx.
Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Oprah Winfrey take part in a charity fund-raising walk in New York City to celebrate O, The Oprah Magazine's 10th Anniversary.
The Neil Cowley Trio play at The Old Market, Brighton, UK.
White Rabbits play at The Cooler, Bristol, UK.
The DVD/Blu-Ray U2 360 At The Rose Bowl is released in the United Kingdom. The release features an October 2009 concert by U2 at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA. The concert was filmed using 27 high-definition cameras, and was also broadcast live over the internet attracting nearly 10m viewers from 188 countries.
The Eagles play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour plays at Hyde Park, London, England, UK.
Modern English play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roxy Music play live on the final edition of UK tv talk show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
Aerosmith play at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Material Girl clothing line, designed by Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, goes on sale at Macy's, New York City, USA.
Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is hospitalised after taking an overdose of painkillers and sleeping pills at her home in Pineville, North Carolina, USA.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at Mike Lansing Field, Casper, Wyoming, USA.
Faithless play on the second day of the six-day long Sziget Festival, Obuda Island, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
It is reported that rapper Wyclef Jean, best-known as a member of The Fugees, has been ruled ineligible to run for President of Haiti because he has not lived in the country for at least five years before the election date.
B.B. King and Buddy Guy play at The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
It is announced that Jason Derulo has notched up over 225m YouTube views, nearly double the figure for Lady Gaga, 75m more than Jay-Z and 190m more than Rihanna. He remains, nevetheless, 6m views behind Justin Bieber.
The XX win the 2010 Mercury Music Prize for their debut album, XX, at an awards ceremony in The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK.
The Script play at Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK.
Sir Tom Jones headlines Elvis Forever, a concert celebrating the music of Elvis Presley, in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe. The line-up also includes KT Tunstall, Scouting For Girls, Imelda May, Fyfe Dangerfield, Jon Allen, Michael Ball, Mica Paris, Tony Christie, The Magnets, Fran Healy (of Travis), Craig David, Tony Hadley, Suzi Quatro and Marti Pellow.
When US President Barack Obama is interviewed by Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone magazine in the the Oval Room at the White House, Washington, DC, USA, he reveals that Bob Dylan had been sceptical about performing live at a recent event in the the White House.
El Ten Eleven play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA.
Santana plays at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Steve Winwood plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Bill Frisell plays at Amoeba Music, San Francisco, California, USA.
Chicago play at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
The Skybar Festival, a four-day event, begins at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Asia. Artists appearing today include Prince, Kelis, Basement Jaxx, Tinie Tempah and Rudy.
Band Of Horses' music video for their song Dilly is premiered exclusively on IMDb. This is the first time IMDb has premiered a music video.
Take That, reunited with former member Robbie Williams, release a new album, Progress in Japan, Asia.
Leonard Cohen plays at The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Meat Loaf plays at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
You Me At Six play at The BIC - Solent Hall, Bournemouth, UK, supported by The Blackout.
The Saw Doctors play at the White's Hotel, Wexford, Ireland.
Cake play at the Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas, USA.