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plays at The Old Rock House, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
, a guitarist and fiddler who played with Roy Acuff
Smokey Mountain Boys, dies following a stroke, aged 78. He was
originally with the Pinnacle Mountain Boys
and joined Acuff's group in 1966 where
he remained for 25 years. Collins was also a regular at the Grand
Ole Opry as part of the Square Dance Band.
Puddle of Mudd
singer Wes Scantlin is stopped on a traffic violation
in Culver City, California, USA. When police notice that Scantlin appears to be intoxicated, a search finds him in possession of controlled substances, described as being in the form of 'powder and pills'. He is arrested and then released a few hours later after posting $10,000 bail.
plays at The Knight Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
briefly reunite with vocalist Scott Weiland for a four-song set at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of the bill for a concert entitled Love You Madly : A Concert For John O'Brien.
launches his new skateboard-oriented clothing label, TRUKFIT, at The Hotel Americano, Manhattan, new York City, USA. Guests at the launch include Young Money's T-Streets, Lil Twist, Mack Maine and Gudda Gudda.
plays at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Beirut play at The Hi-Fi
, Brisbane, Australia.
As part of the New York Guitar Festival
, the Silent Films/Live Guitars event in the Merkin Concert Hall features two groundbreaking guitarists premiering original film scores for silent comedies by Buster Keaton. On this night, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth
presents his score for Keaton's 1922 movie Cops, and Kaki King presents a score for Keaton's 1920 film The Scarecrow.
plays at The Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
appears on stage during the opening night of the Mali Desert music festival
in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. Nevetheless, his presence does not resurrect the now flagging fortunes of the festival, previously a major world music event, because of terrorist threats.
In a series of Twitter.com posts, Sinead O'Connor
states that she has taken an overdose of pills and has been pleading for psychiatric help to overcome her depression.
Stephen Lee Pieck, a homeless inhabitant of Ossining, Westchester New York State, USA, files a $9m [£5.7m] lawsuit against Eminem
in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. The legal action claims that Pieck initiated the idea for Eminem
's groundbreaking Born of Fire
commercial for Chrysler, but never received any monetary compensation for his creative contributions.
plays at Walhalla Studio Theater, Wiesbaden, Germany, Europe.
The Wu-Tang Clan
play at The House of Blues, Houston, Texas, USA.