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Trance music composer Bonky dies in a diving accident in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Interpol play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Postal Service release a new single Such Great Heights, in the USA.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
The Rezillos, Gold Blade and The Spitfires play at Astoria 2, London, England, UK.
The Postal Service release the album Give Up in the USA. It will take ten years but it will eventually achieve platinum status.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Velodrome, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Def Leppard play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
Def Leppard play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Feeder play at The Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, UK.
Finch play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
When Biffy Clyro play at Queen Margaret's Union [QMU], Glasgow, Scotland, singer Simon Neil breaks his foot in a leap from the top of a speaker stack onto the stage.
The Kings Of Leon play at Newby's, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The body of a missing woman, Laci Peterson, is found at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline park, Richmond, north of Berkeley on the San Francisco Bay shore in San Francisco, California, USA. The grim circumstances of her death will inspire Art Alexakis of the band Everclear to write his song New York Times soon after.
Jazz star Jamie Cullum plays in the Jazz Marquee at the Outlet Village as part of the second Swindon Arts Jazz Festival .
Antigone Rising play at The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The town of Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, names its post office after Frank Sinatra, who was born there.
Jemini, Great Britain's entry in the 48th Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia, Europe, plumbs new depths of ignominy by managing to score no points whatsoever with their song Cry Baby.
Singer-songwriter Barb Jungr releases a new album, Every Grain Of Sand : Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan, on Linn Records in the UK. Every song on the album is written by Bob Dylan.
Efterklang play at Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Jamie Cullum plays at Kitsch Lounge Riot in The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
The Doors, with Ian Astbury of The Cult on vocals play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bon Jovi play at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, UK.
It is announced that concerts by Blue, Simply Red, Paul Weller and Yes have been cancelled because their promoter, Triple A, has been made bankrupt. The July shows were set to be performed in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, as part of an annual series known as The Route of Kings.
Luther Vandross, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in April, is moved from a Hospital in New York City, USA, to a rehabilitation centre.
Rascal Flatts come under fire from conservative groups because their video for the song I Melt includes brief glimpses of nudity, (guitarist Joe Don Rooney's bare buttocks, and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude). There are calls for the video to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Eventually, Rascal Flatts will release an edited version of the video, which aired during daytime hours on the two country music-oriented networks.
R.E.M. begin a 26-date tour of the USA at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington.
Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon dies of lung cancer at home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Cash is discharged from Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, where he has been undergoing treatment for a serious stomach ailment. On the same day, shots are fired in the parking lot of the DoubleTree Suites hotel, Jersey City, New Jersey, while rapper 50 Cent is checking in. The rapper's bodyguard, William Floyd, will later be charged with the offence.
Cursive, supported by The Blood Brothers, play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Dolby, the billionaire audio engineer who pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings and founded Dolby Laboratories, is presented with The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Six Parts Seven and The Black Keys release a joint EP, The Six Parts Seven/The Black Keys, on Suicide S queeze records in the USA.
R.E.M. play at The Tweeter Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Sting plays a free concert in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R.E.M., British Sea Power and Jamelia perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Jose Carreras, Charlotte Church and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra play at the The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Zebrahead release their fifth album, MFZB, in the USA on Red Ink Records.
Varg Vikernes, convicted murderer and former leader of Norwegian death metal band Burzum, flags down a car containing a family of three driving through Numedal in Buskerud County, Norway, Europe. He then hijacks the car at gunpoint.
Randy Newman plays a live acoustic set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW Radio, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Gipsy Kings, Danny Diaz and Lee Hyori play at the The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and author Julian Cope plays the last of three nights at The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London.
Gary Valenciano plays at the The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Neil Young and Michelle Branch play at the The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at the The Hong Kong Harbour Fest. The festival is part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Eric Clapton And His Band play at The Green Arena, Hiroshima, Japan.
Steve Earle does an in-store promotional appearance at Borders, State Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Just An American Boy, a documentary film about his career.
Arise Sir Mick! Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger receives a knighthood from the Queen in Great Britain.
The Strokes play at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.
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