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'N Sync perform at The Blaisdell Center, Hawaii, USA.
Kaizers Orchestra is formed in Stavanger, Norway, Europe.
Kiss play in Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
Official UK anti-drugs czar Keith Hellawell praises Noel Gallagher of Oasis for making public his 'change of heart? about the misuse of drugs.
Don Helms, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, attends the Western Oklamhoma Country Jamboree, Clinton, Oklahoma, USA.
Stevie Nicks plays the first of two nights at The Sun Theater, Anaheim, California, USA.
Bryan Adams plays in Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sting plays at the Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
D?Arcy Wretzky, former bassist of Smashing Pumpkins is arrested in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on charges of possessing crack cocaine.
D?Arcy Wretzky, former bassist of Smashing Pumpkins is arrested in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on charges of possessing crack cocaine.
Beatrice Rutman, Bob Dylan's mother, dies at the age of 84, in St Paul, Minnesota.
Cowboy Take Me Away by The Dixie Chicks reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
The Cure play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Acclaimed British jazz singer and recording artist Cab Kaye dies in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe. Kaye rose to some prominence in the 1950s, working with the Ted Heath Orchestra and Humphrey Lyttelton. His son, Caleb Quaye played guitar for Elton John.
Younger Younger 28s release the LP Soap on V2 Records in the UK.
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Julian Cope [formerly of The Teardrop Explodes] presides over the first day of the Cornucopea Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, London, UK. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs.
When Kiss headline at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, Texas, USA, their opening act Ted Nugent verbally attacks Latin-American immigrants, yelling, "If you’re not gonna speak English, get the fuck out of America." Understandably, he gets himself banned from the venue.
Terris play at The Arts Centre, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
No Doubt release their fourth LP, Return Of Saturn, on Interscope Records.
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It is reported that Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) has split from her husband, film producer Uri Fruchtmann, after twelve years together.
The Way You Love Me by Faith Hill reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA, a position it will maintain for four weeks.
Scottish band Belle And Sebastian release a new single, Legal Man, in the UK.
Bon Jovi release their seventh studio LP, Crush, on Island Records in the UK.
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Oops!...I Did It Again by Britney Spears enters the Billboard US Top 40 albums chart at No1. On the same day, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is arrested after destroying the living room of his Osprey, Florida, home, and threatening his wife. He is later sent for psychiatric examination.
Eminem, having allegedly pulled a gun on man he'd seen kissing his wife, Kimberly Mathers, outside the Hot Rock Sports Bar, Warren, Michigan, is arrested for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. Earlier the same day, Eminem is said to have pulled a gun on Insane Clown Posse member Douglas Dail outside an electronics store in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA.
Radiohead begin a European tour at the Theatre Antique d'Arles, Arles, France. On the same day, Oasis cancel their gig in Hamburg, Germany, stating that vocalist Liam Gallagher is too ill to perform because of a chest infection. He's not too ill, however, to get roaring drunk in the bar of the city's Hyatt Hotel that same night.
For a fee of $55, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks marries actor Adrian Pasdar at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Pop singer and actress Billie Piper collapses in Bar 38, Covent Garden, London, UK, and is rushed to hospital, suffering from a kidney infection.
Chad Brock reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in the USA with Yes!, the second single from his album of the same name. The track will spend three weeks at the top of the chart.
The five-day long Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Van Morrison, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, The Oysterband, Show Of Hands, Baka Beyond, Children of the Desert and Rory McLeod.
The second day of the T In the Park Festival, at Balado, near Kinross, Scotland, stars Travis, Supergrass, Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and Lulu.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica becomes the first witness to testify at a Senate hearing in Washington, DC, USA, about copyright law issues concerning free sharing of music files on websites such as Napster and MP3.com.
Oasis fan Bryn Daniel Thorpe is killed when a Peugot car hits him as he walks home along the M61 motorway in Manchester, UK, following a gig by the band at the city's Reebok stadium.
Having been missing for a week Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes of TLC fame re-appears on an "Inside Edition" video shot in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She claims to have spent the week shopping for wedding rings with her boyfriend, Sean Newman.
Apoptygma Berzerk and VNV Nation play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Radiohead's Big Top tour plays the first of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
Radiohead's Big Top tour plays the first of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London.
Radiohead's Big Top tour plays the last of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
Phish play at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is recorded and, eventually, released as the DVD, Live In Vegas.
Radiohead release their fourth album, Kid A, in the UK on Parlophone Records.
Culture Club play at The Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Los Angeles-based jazz trombonist Britt Bingham Woodman dies of respiratory problems. In a long, respected career, he worked with Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, to name just a few.
A report in tabloid newspaper the News Of The World states that Paul Weller has been released without charge after being questioned over an alleged incident of rape, said to have taken place in Farnham, Surrey, five years earlier.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard escapes from a rehabilitation facility in Impact House, Pasadena, California, while being transported to the local court.
Alt-country band Wilco play at The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In the High Court in London, UK, Elton John's former lover and manager, John Reid, denies the rock star's claims that he constantly demanded more money from his employer. The statement comes during a case in which Elton John is suing Andrew Haydon [former managing director of John Reid Enterprises Limited].
In New York City, USA, Bob Dylan records his version of the Dean Martin hit Return To Me, for use in the tv series The Sopranos.
Milt Hinton, aka 'the bassist of the stars' dies aged 90 in Queens, New York City, USA. Hinton played with Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong before memorably contributing the bass licks for the hit version of Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
Lost In Lodi play at The Waterloo Tavern, Chicago, Illinois, USA.