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Muscle Shoals Sound Studios shuts down after 35 years. This was the Sheffield, Alabama, USA, studio at 3614 Jackson Highway, where Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon and many others made classic records.
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On their Ahoi Tour, Rammstein play in The Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Paul Weller plays at Hull Arena, Hull, UK.
U2 play at the Twickenham Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Interpol.
The Bees play at The Ritz, Manchester, UK.
Mark Knopfler plays the first of two nights at Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mark Knopfler plays at Media City, Dubai, Asia.
Natasha Antoinette Anastasiades, a promising young singer-songwriter, dies in a car crash in Whetstone, UK.
Green Day play at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Umphrey's McGee, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and Particle are among the acts playing at Langerado Music Festival 2005, Markham Park, Sunrise, Florida, USA
Autolux play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
An announcement is posted on the Static-X website declaring that the band has parted company with guitarist Tripp Eisen, who was recently arrested on charges of under-age sex.
Avril Lavigne announces upcoming tour dates beginning in July.
Shortly after passing her driving test in Norwich, UK, pop singer Jamelia buys herself a new Audi A4 S4 at a cost of £45,000.
On his Something To Be tour, Rob Thomas plays at Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
Antony And The Johnsons play at Hiroshima Mon Amour, Torino, Italy, Europe.
On their Hot Fuss tour, The Killers play at The Xbox 360 launch @ The Avalon, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Black Crowes re-union tour plays at The Revolution, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
R.E.M., Green Day, Incubus, Killswitch Engage, Mando Diao, Maroon 5, Mudvayne, Slipknot, The Prodigy, Dir En Grey, Trivium and Weezer play at Rock im Park 2005, Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
On their Whack Attack tour ZZ Top play at Flamingo Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada, USA.
Seal plays at The Friends Of The Arts Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, New York State, USA.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play at The Cockpit, Leeds, England, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band plays in Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kings Of Leon play at Carling Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Texas Cowboy Reunion begins in Stamford, Texas, USA, featuring country, western swing and honky tonk music, plus readings of cowboy poetry. The event runs for four days.
Armand van Helden, Athlete, Elvis Costello And The Imposters, Faithless, Garbage, Green Day, Jamie Cullum, Jimmy Eat World, KT Tunstall, The Kaiser Chiefs, Monza, Simple Plan, Sioen, Sum 41, The Dresden Dolls, The Kills, Velvet Revolver and Within Temptation play at Rock Werchter, Werchterpark, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Joss Stone releases a new single Don't Cha Wanna Ride, in the UK on Virgin Records.
Astrid Williamson plays at Sussex Arts Club, Brighton, England, UK.
The second day of the Cornbury Music Festival in Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK, features Elvis Costello, Lucie Silvas, Steve Harley and others.
Athlete play at The Metro Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Lucinda Williams plays at The Sage Arena, Gateshead, UK.
Bebe plays at The Latin Alternative Music Conference, New York City, USA.
David Gray plays in The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Black Uhuru play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Green Day and Jimmy Eat World play at Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Dandy Warhols release a new single, Smoke It, in the UK on Parlophone Records.
Eric Clapton releases his eighteenth album, Back Home, in the USA.
Dave Mason, formerly of Traffic, plays at B. B. King's Blues Club, New York City, USA.
Manhattan Transfer play at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
David Bowie steps out on stage to sing for the first time in a year, performing Life On Mars and Five Years at the Fashion Rocks Awards ceremony in New York City, USA.
Mary Lou Lord plays a free show at a new retail outlet being opened by the First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Tracy Chapman releases a new album, Where You Live, on Atlantic Records in the UK.
Rosie Thomas releases a new single, Pretty Dress, in the UK on Sub Pop Records.
The Revivals play at The Brickmakers, Norwich, England, UK.
Hey Negrita play at Cabaret, Nottingham, England, UK.
Oceansize play at the Academy 2, Birmingham, England, UK.
The VH1 Hip Hop Honors show is broadcast live on tv in the USA with performances by Kanye West, Nelly, Eve, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Common, Jazzy Jeff, Fat Joe, Biz Markie, Faith Evans, En Vogue and The Roots.
Decoration play at The Dry Bar, Manchester, England, UK.
Franz Ferdinand play a sold out gig at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, supported by The Editors and The Rakes.
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