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It is reported that Jennifer Lopez has filed a countersuit against her former chauffeur Hakob Manoukian, claiming that he is trying to extort money from her. Manoukian had filed a lawsuit in April 2012 against Lopez, Nuyorican Productions and her manager Benny Medina, alleging that he was hired to be the superstar's full-time driver, but the defendants failed to pay him his previously agreed yearly salary of $72,000.
Ranking Trevor a pioneer of the toasting style of music, dies aged 60 in a motorcycle accident on Cling Cling Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica.
Everclear play at The Family Arena, St Charles, Missouri, USA.
Jose Feliciano releases a new album The King ... by Jose Feliciano - which is a tribute to Elvis Presley.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Olimpiski Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Buffy Sainte-Marie plays during the Meltdown Festival at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK.
EMI reports a pre-tax loss of £349m for the year ending March 31, although revenues rose by 1.3% to £1.47bn from £1.45bn year-on-year.
Little Feat play at The Bottle And Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware, USA, supported by Amy Lennard.
Mumford And Sons release I Will Wait, the first single from their second album, Babel in the USA.
Country singer Randy Travis is arrested after being found naked beside his Pontiac Trans Am which has crashed on a road near Tioga, Texas, USA. Travis is charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers.
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During a concert at Fort Canning, Singapore, Asia, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth delivers an accusatory rant against Barack Obama, President Of The USA. Mustaine tells the crowd that, "Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all of these murders, like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
Online tagging service Shazam announces that its users have now tagged over five billion songs, tv shows and other items. The five billionth tag is reported to have been Blow Me [One Last Kiss] by Pink. More than two million people are said to be downloading the app each week, and it is being used ten million times every day.
Coldplay play the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Marina And The Diamonds and Charli XCX.
British rapper Professor Green takes to Twitter to blast his record company for mis-handling his recent releases. Green alleges that Never Be A Right Time [2012, No.35], had been 'rushed? by his label, EMI imprint Virgin Records. He also claims that the video for follow-up single Remedy [2012, No.18] was 'a month late'. He Tweets, 'How would you feel if a company taking 25% of your earnings weren't doing their jobs properly? Would you pay someone not doing their job? Why would your own record label hinder you?"