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It is announced that the album Back In Black by AC/DC has now passed the 21m sales mark in the USA, making it America’s fifth biggest-selling album of all time.
Michelle Shocked releases three new albums, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Got No Strings and Mexican Standoff.
Armor For Sleep play at The Electric Ballroom, London, England, UK.
Kelly Osbourne releases her second album, Sleeping In The Nothing, which was recorded while she was in rehab.
Frankie Poullain, former bassist with The Darkness, reveals that he did not leave the group of his own accord. Instead, he claims, he was "forced out" by frontman Justin Hawkins and his girlfriend, who happens to be their manager.
The singles Somebody Told Me and Mr. Brightside by The Killers are both awarded double-platinum status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Audioslave play in the T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
Bruce Cockburn plays at The White Ribbon Fundraiser in the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tori Amos plays at Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On their Whack Attack tour ZZ Top play at Flamingo Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada, USA.
Coldplay release a new album, XAndY on Capitol Records in the USA.
Motion City Soundtrack release their second album Commit This To Memory in the USA. The album features contributions by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182.
Gomez release Out West, a 2-LP set of live recordings from The Fillmore, San Francisco, in the USA.
Simon 'Si' Waronker, co-founder of Liberty Records in 1955, dies of natural causes, aged 90. Liberty Records artist roster included Eddie Cochran, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Julie London, The Chipmunks and Bobby Vee.
The Rev Jesse Jackson, spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson, tells reporters outside the Santa Maria, California, USA, courthouse where Jackson's child molestation trial has been heard, that the star is 'anxiously awaiting' the jury’s verdict, but is also 'amazingly optimistic'.
Ry Cooder releases a new album, Chavez Ravine, in the USA on Nonesuch Records.
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MxPx release their seventh album, Panic.
The ejazz.fm website (launched in June 2000) is renamed jazzfm.com, along with the change of 102.2 Jazz FM to 102.2 Smooth FM.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Amid reports that the band is splitting up, Velvet Revolver cancels all dates on their current European tour after July 3.
Black Eyed Peas release a new album, Monkey Business, on A+M/Interscope Records in the USA.
The White Stripes release a new album, Get Behind Me Satan, on V2 Records in the USA.
Paul Anka releases a new LP, Rock Swings, in the USA.
Brian May of Queen officially closes down the British Bone Marrow Donor Appeal, which he has supported for more than fifteen years. The function of the Appeal, to keep a register of potential bone marrow donors for leukemia patients, has been taken over by the UK's National Health Service.
Iron Maiden play at Egishorllin Stadium, Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe.
According to reports in UK tabloid The Daily Mirror, Pete Doherty of Babyshambles is back on crack again.
Alanis Morissette, supported by Jason Mraz, begins her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour at The Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The fifth instalment of Madonna's series of children's books, Lotsa de Casha, is published in the UK.
The Coral play at The Mod Club Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.