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Tiesto plays at Dam Square, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
It is announced by Metallica that bass-player Jason Newsted has chosen to leave the band.
Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Lee Ann Womack and Brooks And Dunn perform at the inaugural celebrations for president George W. Bush in Washington DC, USA.
Liverpool band Ladytron release their debut album, 604, on the Emperor Norton/Invicta Hi-Fi labels in the UK.
Babes in Toyland play at Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Popular British vocalist Ronnie Hilton dies aged 75, in Hailsham, East Sussex, UK. He was one of Britain's most popular romantic ballad singers during the 1950s, best-remembvered for his 1956 No1 hit No Other Love.
Dylan wins a Best Song Oscar for Things Have Changed which appears in the soundtrack of the movie Wonder Boys.
Mark Knopfler begins his 80-concert Sailing To Philadelphia Tour with the first of two nights at the National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Neil Finn of Crowded House fame begins a week of solo shows at the St James Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. During the week he is joined on stage by guests including his brother, Tim Finn, plus Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Lisa Germano, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway of Radiohead, Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Sebastian Steinberg of Soul Coughing.
Orianne Cevey, third wife of Phil Collins, gives birth to their first son, Nichols.
Blind jazz/R'n'B vocalist Al Hibbler dies, aged 85 at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. After working with Duke Ellington, he will score a No1 hit in 1955 with Unchained Melody.
Lou Reed appears in the New York City tv studios of Saturday Night Live to confirm that widespread rumours of his death from an overdose of Demerol have been somewhat exaggerated.
Country music star Tim McGraw receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the USA.
Bob Dylan compilation album The Essential Bob Dylan enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No9 during a twelve-week run.
The album Steers And Stripes by Brooks And Dunn is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Lonestar released their fourth album, I'm Already There, in the USA.
Blues giant John Lee Hooker dies in his sleep, at home in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California, USA.
Fred Neil, composer of Everybody's Talkin' and Dolphins, dies of cancer in Summerland Keys, Florida, USA, aged 65. On the same day, Radiohead host and headline the South Park event, Oxford, UK, Europe, along with Supergrass, Sigur Ros and Beck.
Richie Lee, vocalist with Acetone, is found dead at home in Los Angeles, California, having committed suicide aged 34.
Country music singer Jason Aldean marries his high school sweetheart, Jessica Ussery, with whom he will have two daughters, Kendyl and Keeley.
Radiohead play at Madison Square Garden Garden, New York City.
When Eric Clapton plays the second of two nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, the show is recorded and tracks will be included on Clapton's double-live album, One More Car, One More Rider.
Mudvayne play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wilco release their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot as a webstream.
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Weezer play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The San Francisco Blues festival, a two-day event, concludes at the Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing on this day include Los Lobos, Little Milton with special guest Trudy Lynn, Robben Ford And The Ford Blues Band, The Jimmy Smith Group and Maria Muldaur.
Spunge play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, supported by Whitmore and 4 Foot Fingers .
Singer-songwriter Barb Jungr spends the second of three days at Mark Angel Studios, London, UK, recording her album Every Grain Of Sand : Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan. Every song on the album is written by Bob Dylan.
Singer-songwriter Barb Jungr spends the last of three days at Mark Angel Studios, London, recording her album Every Grain Of Sand : Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan. Every song on the album is written by Bob Dylan.
Rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in court to having stabbed record producer, Lance 'Un' Rivera, in an argument about bootlegging.
Slipknot postpone tours of the UK, Japan and Australia, citing the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York as a reason for not flying.
R.E.M. play a surprise show at the Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, Washington, USA, co-owned by guitarist Peter Buck and his wife. The 'secret' gig is a benefit for the Washington Wilderness Coalition starring The Minus 5, which features Buck and longtime R.E.M. sideman Scott McCaughey. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joins R.E.M. for several songs.
Incubus play at The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Strokes release the single Last Nite on RCA Records in the USA.
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Britney Spears plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Weezer play at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
The Dixie Dregs play at Royal Music, Merrick, New York State, USA.
U2's Elevation tour comes to an end at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the fourth of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
Sting appears in an episode of US tv series Friends, called The One With Monica's Boots.
New York District Court awards The Sugarhill Gang $165,000 in compensatory damages plus $2.8m in punitive damages in a case against the Snapple Beverage Corporation and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Snapple had used a live video performance of the group's single Rapper's Delight without permission in a 1998 tv commercial for the Goodwill Games, an event produced by Turner Broadcasting.
French singer, composer and actor Gilbert Becaud, known to his millions of fans worldwide as Monsieur 100,000 Volts, dies of lung cancer. He will be buried in the Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, Paris, France, Europe.
Television personality, magazine columnist and new wave rock-n-roll performer Lance Loud dies of liver failure as a result of hepatitis C and a co-infection with HIV, aged 50, in Los Angeles, California, USA.