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Sting spends the day in St Tropez, France, Europe.
Rick Springfield performs an acoustic set at Borders book store in New York City, USA.
The Blasters play at The Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, California, USA.
The four-day-long Lollapalooza Festival opens at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing over the course of the event include The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Depeche Mode, Tool, Glasvegas, The Gaslight Anthem, Of Montreal and Thievery Corporation.
Willy DeVille, who came to prominence as leader of mid-70s New York City, USA, band Mink DeVille, dies of pancreatic cancer, aged 59.
The four-day-long Lollapalooza Festival opens at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing over the course of the event include Killers, Vampire Weekend, Depeche Mode, Tool, Glasvegas, The Gaslight Anthem, Of Montreal and Thievery Corporation.
U2's 360 tour plays at Slaski Stadium, Chorzow, Poland, Europe, supported by Snow Patrol.
Paul McCartney plays the second of two nights at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts. Taken together, the shows set a new record for the highest-ever two-night attendance in the stadium's 97-year history.
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte attend the launch of Gap's 1969 Jean Shop on Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, California, USA.
Following objections from citizens of Aberdeen, Washington, USA, the last three letters of the word 'fuck' are removed from a granite plaque in memory of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in the town's Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park. The edited plaque is then returned to the park. The full quote which had incensed the citizens was, "Drugs are bad for you. They will fuck you up."
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at the West Harbour, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Suge Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, attends the Heineken Red Star Soul concert at The Shrine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that R'n'B star Chris Brown has lost his endorsement deal with chewing gum brand Wrigley, in the light of the accusations of assault made against him by his former girlfriend Rihanna.
Following objections from citizens of Aberdeen, Washington, the last three letters of the word 'fuck' are removed from a granite plaque in memory of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in the town's Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park. The edited plaque is then returned to the park. The full quote which had incensed the citizens was, "Drugs are bad for you. They will fuck you up."