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Judge Gerald E. Lynch rules that rapper Eminem’s copyright infringement lawsuit against the hip-hop culture magazine The Source will go to trial.
Ben Weaver plays at Yallah Woolshed, Wollongong, Australia.
Taking Back Sunday play at The Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK, supported by Communique.
When Willie Nelson is diagnosed with acute laryngitis at Vanderbilt Voice Center, he is obliged to cancel his upcoming appearance at a Tsunami Appeal Concert in Australia.
Michael Jackson's child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA, is delayed for a week when the star is rushed to the Marian Medical Center, Santa Maria, after being struck by flu.
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R.E.M. release a new single, Electron Blue, on Warner Bros. Records in the UK.
Thunder begin a UK tour at The Foundry, Sheffield.
Robert Plant plays at The Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On her Breakaway world tour, Kelly Clarkson plays at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Khold play at St.Croix, Fredrikstad, Norway, Europe.
Actress Renee Zellweger marries country singer Kenny Chesney in a barefoot wedding ceremony on the beach in St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
Maroon 5 play the last day of the Honda Civic tour at Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Two years after coming close to death from an abdominal aneurysm, Gordon Lightfoot returns to performing with a triumphant concert in Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Deerhoof play at Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Deep Purple play at Rådhusplassen, Haugesund, Norway, Europe.
Jimmy Webb plays at The Lyric, Hammersmith, London, England, UK.
Avril Lavigne plays at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, Europe.
On their Vertigo tour, U2 play at The Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Kelly Osbourne releases her second album, Sleeping In The Nothing, which was recorded while she was in rehab.
Fightstar release their debut single, Paint Your Target, in the UK on Island Records.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at the Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Coldplay, Jamiroquai and Magic Numbers perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland, in London, England.
Brian McKnight and New Edition play at The UMB Bank Pavilion, Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA.
Taj Mahal plays at the Jazz Café, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Eels play at The Somerfield Theater, Somerfield, Massachusetts, USA.
The fourth and last day of The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, features Kasabian, Black Bud, Pete Doherty, Caesars, The Rakes and others.
Rod Stewart plays at Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England, UK.
The Exploited, The Misfits, Agnostic Front and others play at The Foundry, Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, UK.
Black Eyed Peas play in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
Tommy Heavenly6 (aka Tomoko Kawase) releases a new single, Ready, on DefStar Records in Japan, Asia.
Beck plays at The Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Joseph Arthur plays at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton, England, UK.
Editors play at The Fleece, Bristol, England, UK.
Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mudvayne and others play in The Ozzfest on the second of two nights at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
Jamie Cullum plays at Durham Cricket Ground, Durham, UK.
The B-52s play at Mandalay Beach, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Little Milton dies aged 70 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, following a cerebral haemorrhage.
The Magic Numbers walk out of rehearsals for their first appearance on UK tv show Top Of The Pops after presenter Richard Bacon refers to the group as "a big fat melting pot of talent."
The Mascara Story and Brigade play at The Barfly, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
On his Against All Gods tour, Marilyn Manson plays at The Arena, Pula, Croatia, Europe. Prior to the show, the touring crew is delayed from entering the venue because a group of local Catholic bishops is exorcising the stage, in the belief that Manson is in league with satanic forces.
Coldplay play at Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park, Darien Center, New York State, USA.
Brian Wilson plays at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Revivals play at The Joiners Arms, Southampton, England, UK.
Katie Melua releases her second album, Piece By Piece, in the UK on Dramatico Records.
Beck plays at The Riviera, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
HAL play at the Savoy, Cork, Eire, Europe.
The Revivals play at The Mill, Mansfield, UK, supported by Dirty Kanvus.
The Bob Dylan Documentary No Direction Home is nominated for two Grammys - Best Compilation Soundtrack and Long Form Music Video. The audiobook of Chronicles, Vol 1, as read by Sean Penn, is nominated for Best Spoken Word Album.