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sings the US National Anthem live at Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
It is reported that the lakeside home owned by Johnny Cash
and his wife June Carter, where the couple lived for 35 years, is up for sale with a price tag of $2.9m.
Dinosaur Jr play at The Forum, Kentish Town, London, England, UK.
On their Whack Attack
tour ZZ Top
play the first of three nights at The Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson, spokesperson for Velvet Revolver
, denies that the band is breaking up, despite the fact that they have cut short their world tour.
Lisa Marie Presley gets the New Female Rock Vocalist Award at The American Society Of Young Musicians' 13th Annual Awards event in the House Of Blues, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
postpone upcoming shows in New Jersey and New Hampshire, USA, to allow vocalist Johnny Van Zant to recover from "a severe case of strep throat".
When, after 22 days on his feet, Ronan Keating of Boyzone fame completes this year's marathon 361 mile long Walk Ireland fundraiser, he kisses the lighthouse at the Old Head of Kinsale. The walk, which started from the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, raised over €110,000 for The Marie Keating Foundation.
is given the Starlight Award at the 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City, USA. Les Paul
gets the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. Steve Cropper
, John Fogerty
, Isaac Hayes
and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman, and Bill Withers are also inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
frontman Bono holds discussions in Brussels, Belgium, Europe, with European Commission leader Jose Manuel Barroso and other world leaders, asking for their support for Africa and the momentum gained by the Live8 concerts. "Put down your national flags," he tells them. "Look up from the numbers and look to the future. People are dying for the most stupid reasons."
plays at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK.
German promoter Marcel Avram
, who won a $5m lawsuit against Michael Jackson
three years earlier for the star's failure to perform at two millennium concerts, announces that he intends to bring another lawsuit against Jackson.
An article on Rolling Stone magazine's website reports that eighteen months after the R.I.A.A.
began suing people for illegally downloading music, the number of people taking part in this activity has risen from 3.8m to 8.6m. The policy doesn't seem to have been spectacularly effective.
Jury deliberations in the Michael Jackson
child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA, continue into a fourth day.