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Dec 19
2011

To dispel widespread rumours that he had been found unconscious in a room at the Empress Hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital, Jon Bon Jovi posts a picture of himself on Twitter with a Christmas tree in the background and holding a note that reads, 'Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey. Dec 19th 2011 6.00'. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Having announced their break-up earlier in the year, R.E.M. send out their last-ever fan club singles - two live songs from their final tour in 2008. The tradition of sending free Christmas tracks to R.E.M. fanclub members extends back to 1988. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Lady Gaga is voted Entertainer Of The Year by members of The Associated Press. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

A court in Riverside County, California, USA, rules that Artis Mills, the longtime husband of terminally-ill blues legend Etta James, will remain as the conservator of her $1m estate. James is suffering with leukemia and dementia and needs round-the-clock medical care. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

On his Welcome 2 tour Prince plays at The Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Moby plays at Bardot, Los Angeles, California, USA. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Paul McCartney plays at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

dEUS play at Beestenmarkt, Leiden, Holland, Europe. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at La Cigalle, Paris, France, Europe. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Die Arzte play at The Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund, Germany, Europe. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Dead By April play at Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West are paid $6m [$3m each] to perform live in Dubai, at the 16th birthday party of the daughter of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates. The birthday girl is also the sister of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, owner of Manchester City Football Club. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

Former Happy Mondays' frontman Shaun Ryder is plays at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, UK. (2011)

Dec 19
2011

On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-On-Sea, UK. (2011)