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Ellis Hooks plays at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London, UK.
Kings Of Leon play at Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is arrested in Berkeley, California, USA, for speeding while under the influence in his black BMW convertible.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The QMU, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
The Nashville Teens, The Love Affair and The Four Pennies play in a 60s revival concert at the Assembly Hall, Melksham, Wiltshire, England.
Latin percussion virtuoso Mongo Santamaria dies aged 85, after suffering a stroke, in Miami, Florida, USA.
Sum 41 play at Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Australia for the first time.
Def Leppard play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Stone Sour play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
DEA agents raid the California, USA, home of Tommy Chong of hippy comedy duo Cheech and Chong as part of Operation Pipe Dreams. Chong is arrested and will be sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $20,000 for distributing thousands of bongs and marijuana pipes online through his company, Nice Dreams Enterprises.
Bowling For Soup play at The Astoria, Charing Cross, London, England, UK.
Feeder play at The University, Exeter, England, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England, UK.
The stage musical Cliff, based on the life of Cliff Richard, opens in London, UK.
A new venue, The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, opens in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The opening night show is a televised Celine Dion performance entitled Celine in Las Vegas … Opening Night Live, hosted by Justin Timberlake. Dion then goes on to begin a lengthy residency at the venue.
Finch play at The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, England, UK.
The Black Keys release their second album, Thickfreakness, on Fat Possum Records in the USA.
The body of a missing woman, Laci Peterson, is found at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline park, Richmond, north of Berkeley on the San Francisco Bay shore in San Francisco, California, USA. The grim circumstances of her death will inspire Art Alexakis of the band Everclear to write his song New York Times soon after.
An article in the New York Times tells the story of a secret jail hidden inside a tobacco barn in Alexandra, Virginia, USA. The jail was used to incarcerate slaves in dreadful conditions from 1790 onwards. In later years, the owner of the farm always told his children never to go into the barn, but never told them why. Tom Waits will read the story and it will inspire his 2004 song Don't Go Into The Barn.
Liverpool duo Jemini, Great Britain's entry in the 48th Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia, Europe, plumbs new depths of ignominy by managing to score no points whatsoever with their song Cry Baby.
On their Licks Tour, The Rolling Stones play at The Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany, Europe, supported by The Cranberries.
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Efterklang play at Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Jamie Cullum plays at Kitsch Lounge Riot in The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
Biffy Clyro release their second album, The Vertigo Of Bliss, on Beggars Banquet Records in the UK.
A 2000 ruling against former Dead Kennedys' frontman Jello Biafra is upheld by a California Court of Appeals. The three-judge panel finds that Biafra still owes his former bandmates more than $200,000 in compensatory and punitive damages because his label, Alternative Tentacles, based in San Francisco, California, USA, withheld money from the band partnership, Decay Music.
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Bon Jovi play at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Jazz saxophone star Benny Carter dies from complications of bronchitis, aged 95, in Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Just hours before Coldplay take the stage at the Splendour In The Grass Festival in Sydney, Australia, singer Chris Martin is arrested on Seven Mile Beach, Byron Bay, for smashing the windscreen of a car belonging to photographer Jon Lister.
Roxy Music play at The Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brother play at Gunther-Murphy's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, holds its first all-dayer with acts including Crazy Cavan and his Rhythm Rockers, Sandy Ford's Flying Saucers, The Heartbeats, The Rockin' Bandits, The Stargazers and Graham Fenton's Matchbox.
The Six Parts Seven and The Black Keys release a joint EP, The Six Parts Seven/The Black Keys, on Suicide S queeze records in the USA.
Wilco play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Stereophonics announce that their drummer Stuart Cable, a founder member of the band, has been sacked because of lack of commitment to the band.
British singer-songwriter Robert Palmer dies of heart attack in Paris, France, aged 54.
R.E.M. play at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada, supported by Sparklehorse.
The Polyphonic Spree play at Metro, Chicago, Illionois, USA.
Tower Of Power play at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Massachusetts, USA.
Van Morrison releases a new album, What's Wrong With This Picture, his first for the revered jazz label, Blue Note.
Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith is found dead from stab wounds at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Silverlake, California, USA.
Damien Rice releases his composition, Cannonball, as the second single from his debut album O, in the UK, Europe.
Gary Valenciano plays at The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Michael Jackson and his attorney fly by XtraJet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to Santa Barbara, California, where Jackson is arrested on child abuse charges, and then freed on $3m bail. He immediately returns to Las Vegas, where he is filming a video. An unauthorised videotape of Jackson speaking with his attorney on this flight will subsequently be offered for sale to the highest bidder.
Ron Aspery, jazz-rock sax player, pianist and composer with 70s British band Back Door, dies aged 57.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
The Strokes play at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.