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, bass player of early-90s UK hitmakers EMF, dies in his Camden Town, London, flat, aged 31. Traces of heroin, ecstasy, alcohol and barbiturates are found in his body.
At the Guitar Center, Fresno, California, Limp Bizkit
begin open auditions to find a new guitarist.
co-founder James Hetfield's wife Francesca gives birth to a baby girl, Marcella Francesca, in San Francisco, California, USA.
plays at the TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, Florida.
Rich Dangel, guitarist with US Northwest rock pioneers, The Wailers
, dies of an aneurysm at home in Seattle, Washington.
Folk-blues singer-songwriter Dave Van Ronk
dies in New York City, from complications arising from colon cancer.
The BRIT Awards Ceremony is held in London, England, UK, with winners as follows:
- Best British Male Artist - Robbie Williams
- Best British Female Artist - Dido;
- Best British Group - Travis;
- Best British Album - Dido;
- Best British Newcomer - Blue;
- Best British Single - S Club 7;
- Best British Video - So Solid Crew;
- Best British Dance Act - Basement Jaxx;
- Best International Male - Shaggy;
- Best International Female - Kylie Minogue;
- Best International Group - Destiny's Child;
- Best International Album - Kylie Minogue;
- Best International Newcomer - The Strokes;
- Pop Act - Westlife;
- Outstanding Contribution - Sting.
The third child of Michael Jackson
, Prince Michael Jackson
II, aka Blanket, is born at Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California. The identity of the mother is never released.
plays at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, UK.
releases A New Day Has Come in Australia, Oceania
. It is her first album in three years.
and seven other Motown
stars have streets named in their honour in a new low-income housing project in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
, vocalist with Alice In Chains, is found dead at home in Seattle, Washington. Heroin equipment is found nearby, and police report that he may have lain undiscovered for up to two weeks.
frontman Evan Dando plays at the Roisin Dubh, Galway, Eire.
, who as leader of The Shadows
was arguably the most influential British rock guitarist ever, begins his "final" tour at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, UK.
signs a new record deal, which will include the formation of her own record label, with Island/Def Jam.
A house under construction for Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith
in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, is destroyed by a fire.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Fumiko Wasserman orders lawyers for Courtney Love and Universal Music - the two sides in an ongoing breach of contract case - to meet with a mediator prior to appearing in court on 11 June.
Pulp end a brief tour of woodland areas in Thetford Forest, Brandon, UK. On the same day, Korn
play at Madison Square Garden
, New York City. (2002)
The Montreux International Jazz Festival begins in Montreux, Switzerland.
US hit-making vocalist Rosemary Clooney
dies of lung cancer in Beverly Hills, California, aged 69.
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne
of Black Sabbath
, has two lymph nodes removed in a test to establish whether he cancer has spead. It has, so she will require further treatment.
Jazz vibraphone virtuoso and bandleader Lionel Hampton
congestive heart failure, aged 94, at Mount Sinai Hospital, New
York City, USA.
Carleen Anderson plays the second of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
is voted the ultimate rock'n'roll wildman, in a customer poll conducted by the internet company Blueyonder. Ozzy attracts 31 per cent of the votes, leaving Mick Jagger
of the Rolling Stones
trailing well behind in second place with 17 per cent. Deceased Sex Pistols
' bassist Sid Vicious comes in third.
releases a controversial music video for Dirrty, the lead single from her second album Stripped.
featuring Kelly Rowland
reaches No1 in the UK singles chart. On the same day, shortly after playing a support slot on an Aerosmith
gig in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, Kid Rock
's tour bus is stopped and searched by police who find marijuana and cocaine. Kid Rock
, however, is not on the bus.
On their Vapor Trails
tour, Rush play at The Olympic Stadium, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
collect the Best Live Act trophy at the TV show P:op Factory's awards event in Cardiff, Wales, UK. At the same event, Manic Street Preachers
win an Outstanding Contribution To Music Award, and The Cooper Temple Clause win as Best Pop Factory Debut.
, Palo Alto and Colour Of Fire play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
play at Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
, Labrat, Incision and Red Harvest play at The Bierkeller, Bristol, England, UK.