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Half Man Half Biscuit play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
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.
Pete Doherty of Babyshambles claims that his former band, The Libertines, was manufactured by him and Carl Barat in deliberate emulation of The Strokes.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The South Holland Centre, Spalding, UK.
Alanis Morissette sings the US National Anthem live at Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson and The Ethel String Quartet play at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK.
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.
Kathryn Williams plays at The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, England, UK.
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.
U2 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."
Lynyrd Skynyrd 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".
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.
Alicia Keys 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.
Jury deliberations in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA, continue into a fourth day.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The Victoria Inn, Derby, England, UK.
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.
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.
On their Whack Attack tour ZZ Top play the first of three nights at The Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.