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Heavy rock band Korn announce that they will boycott BP products on their upcoming tour to protest against the company's failure to control their environmentally disastrous oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico.
Louise Wener, formerly of Sleeper, publishes her 'first autobiography', Different For Girls, in the UK.
Aerosmith play on the second day of the four-day long Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden, Europe. Other acts appearing over the four days of the event include Guns and Roses, Slayer, Gary Moore, Billy Idol, WASP, Bachman And Turner, Danzig and Cinderella.
Crowded House come to the end of a British tour with the last of three nights at Hammersmith HMV Apollo, London, England, UK.
Australian pop singer Vanessa Amorosi is launched to the UK media with a lunchtime showcase for her debut British single, This Is Who I Am, at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
When Slash plays at PalaSharp Arena, Milan, Italy, Europe, he is assaulted onstage by a spectator who tackles him during his performance of the Guns N'Roses classic Sweet Child O' Mine. Undeterred, Slash continues, switches guitars and completes the song.
On their Farewell Tour, Supergrass play at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Willie Nelson plays at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Bon Jovi play the third gig of a twelve-night residency at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Rickie Lee Jones plays at The Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
British reggae star Finley Quaye is arrested following allegations that he lashed out at three bar staff during a bar brawl in Primrose Hill, London, UK.
Au Revoir Simone play at The Scala, London, England, UK.
Shakira, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Black Eyed Peas perform at the Kick-Off Celebration Concert to mark the start of the FIFA World Cup in Orlando Stadium, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel come to the end of an 11-date tour at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, plays at Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Lady Gaga goes to see the San Diego Padres play the New York Mets at Citi Field, Queens, New York, USA.
Singer Beverley Knight launches a campaign on behalf of the Terence Higgins Trust calling for pub and bar staff to make sure their condom machines are fully stocked to help prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Jack White and Conan O'Brien play a 'secret' show together at Third Man Studios [owned by Jack White] in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.