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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is arrested in Berkeley, California, USA, for speeding while under the influence in his black BMW convertible.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Concorde 2, Brighton, England, UK.
Auction house Sotheby's files a lawsuit against Michael Jackson for non-payment on a purchase of two paintings. Sotheby's allege that Jackson's company, MJJ Productions, successfully bid $1.3m on two artworks by French painter William Adolphe Bouguereau at an October auction, but the bill remains unpaid.
Latin percussion virtuoso Mongo Santamaria dies aged 85, after suffering a stroke, in Miami, Florida, USA.
Feeder play at The Limelight, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
The Postal Service release the album Give Up in the USA. It will take ten years but it will eventually achieve platinum status.
Feeder play at The Guildhall, Southampton, England, UK.
Chris Martin of Coldplay writes to Mendip District Council to plead that Glastonbury festival, which is under threat of losing its licence, should be allowed to continue. "I believe that the loss of this extraordinary event would be a tragedy," he states.
Bowling For Soup play at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Finland for the first time.
Bowling For Soup play at The University, Newcastle, England, UK.
DEA agents raid the California, USA, home of Tommy Chong of hippy comedy duo Cheech and Chong as part of Operation Pipe Dreams. Chong is arrested and will be sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $20,000 for distributing thousands of bongs and marijuana pipes online through his company, Nice Dreams Enterprises.
Hip-hop/rap duo Los Aldeanos plays its first concert to a small audience in La Lisa, Cuba, Caribbean.
Bowling For Soup play at The Astoria, Charing Cross, London, England, UK.
Millencolin play at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Docklands Arena, London, England, UK.
Millencolin play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Canadian folk-rock duo Dala sign a five-year artist development deal with Big Bold Sun Music.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
The first wave of America's "shock and awe" bombing campaign hits Baghdad, Iraq, Western Asia, and the northern Iraqi cities of Mosul and Kirkuk. Pentagon officials stated that the campaign would send 1,500 bombs and missiles over Iraq in the first 24 hours. Deaths are estimated at 6,616. Shock And Awe by Neil Young, Shock And Awe by Teenage Fanclub and Dreaming Of Paris by Van Dyke Parks are among the many songs reflecting on the shock and awe campaign.
Finch play at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Stone Sour play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Black Keys release their second album, Thickfreakness, on Fat Possum Records in the USA.
It is reported that thirty two-year-old sanitation engineer DeAngelo Bailey is beginning a legal action against Eminem, because he feels the song Brain Damage, on the rapper's Slim Shady album, portrays him incorrectly as a bully.
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.
Internationally acclaimed trova guitarist Compay Segundo dies of kidney failure in Havana, Cuba.
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. play at the Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy.
Wilco play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Texas release a new single, Carnival Girl, in the UK.
Obsessive fan Ambrose Kappos breaks into the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA, where Sheryl Crow is rehearsing for a charity show. It is later revealed that he has been stalking Crow for some time.
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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes play at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
The Strokes play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.
Streetcore, the first posthumous album by Joe Strummer is released the UK.
Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith is found dead from stab wounds at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Silverlake, California, USA.
A double CD hybrid SA-CD version of Bob Dylan's classic 1966 album Blonde On Blonde is released in Japan.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum appears on BBC tv's Michael Parkinson show for the first time, performing That Old Devil Moon and What A Difference A Day Makes.
On his A Reality Tour, David Bowie plays at The Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Steve O'Rourke, who managed the Pink Floyd from 1968, dies following a stroke in Miami, Florida, USA.
Santana and Andy Hui play at 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.
Jamie Cullum enters the UK albums chart for the first time with his second album, Twentysomething, which will become the fastest-selling jazz album in British chart history, peaking at No5 during a nine-week run.
The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights at The Hong Kong Harbour Fest. The festival, which ends with this show, 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.
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