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In a message posted at the band’s website, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day attacks U.S. President George W. Bush, calling his administration "a bunch of corporate crooks".
Supreme Court Judge Lawrence W. Crispo dismisses a lawsuit in the USA, accusing rap star Snoop Doggy Dogg of including a message left on his answering machine without permission in a song.
Justin Timberlake plays the first of three nights at Earls Court, London, UK.
The Scissor Sisters play at The Scala, London, England, UK.
Remember When by Alan Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
With A Little Help From My Friends by Sam And Mark reaches No1 in the UK Pop Singles Chart. The song is a cover version of a composition by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
Busted play at Wembley Arena, London, UK, supported by McFly. In the course of this year, Busted will set a new record by selling out Wembley Arena eleven times.
Michael Kiwanuka releases his first album, Home Again, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Eric Clapton plays at Paris Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
On his Sacred Love tour, Sting plays the second of six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, supported by Joss Stone.
Beleagured by media at his Neverland Ranch in California, USA, Michael Jackson issues the following statement to the press : "There are helicopters hovering above my residence, reporters staking out, and photographers lurking behind bushes, running rampant around my compound. I am respectfully requesting that media organizations please respect my privacy, and that of my children. I would greatly appreciate your cooperation."
Efterklang play at The Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Skyphone.
Ween release a new album, Live In Chicago, in the USA.
John Whitehead, an R'n'B artist best known for the 1979 hit song Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now by McFadden And Whitehead, is shot dead in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Efterklang play at Den anden opera, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Skyphone.
Jazz piano star Jamie Cullum appears live on US tv's The Today Show.
Internationally-known singing star Rosemary Squires, who grew up in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, is awarded an MBE for her services to music and charity, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The first day of the annual Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, is headlined by Oasis. Also appearing are Wilco, Bright Eyes, Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand, Electrelane, Spiritualized and Kings Of Leon.
Legendary jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet dies in New York City, aged 81. On the same day, French heart-throb singer Sacha Distel dies, aged 74, after a long illness.
Britney Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline in a secret ceremony in the home of her friend Scott Hill, in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame is inaugurated at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York City, USA. The first inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame are Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum and Lester Young.
The Annual Q Awards ceremony is held in London, England, UK. Elton John, on hearing that Madonna has been nominated as the best live act, accuses her of lip-synching.
Tom Waits releases a new album, Real Gone, on Anti Records in the USA.
Brandon Boyd of Incubus is arrested at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA, when security officials find a switchblade knife in his luggage. He is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, then allowed to continue on to play a gig in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
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Country music star LeAnn Rimes is appointed as a spokesperson for National Eczema Awareness Month in the USA.
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Nanci Griffith plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, supported by The Crickets.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at The Odeon Concert Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nanci Griffith plays the first of two nights at Olympia, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by The Crickets.
Nanci Griffith plays the second of two nights at Olympia, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by The Crickets.
Incubus play at SUNY, Binghampton, New York State, USA.
Incubus play at Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
The Czars play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Efterklang play at Efterklang (pi) Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark, Europe, with Blue Foundation.
Roger Johnston, drummer of cult German band The Monks, dies of lung cancer in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA.
Rapper Fabolous releases his third studio album, Real Talk on Desert Storm/Atlantic Records in the USA.
Gwen Stefani releases her first solo LP, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. on Interscope Records in the USA.
When The Vibe Awards are held in Santa Monica, California, USA, a fight breaks out involving rappers Young Buck and Dr Dre.
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Rapper Young Buck, wanted on charges relating to a stabbing incident at the recent Vibe Awards, gives himself up to police.
Sting plays at the Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, UK.
Busted release a new single, She Wants To Be Me, on Island Records in the UK.
The Darkness play at Carling Academy, London, UK.
Band Aid 20 release a new single, Do They Know It’s Christmas, in the UK on Mercury Records.
Eric Clapton releases the 4-track CD/DVD, Sessions For Robert J, intended as a companion to his sixteenth studio album, Me and Mr. Johnson, on Duck/Reprise Records. The album, released earlier in the year, was a tribute to legendary bluesman Robert Johnson.
Heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon Osbourne reveals that she has been horrified by the extent to which her daughter Kelly appears stoned on painkillers on their ‘reality’ tv show The Osbournes.
It is announced that the album Twentysomething by Hullavington-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum has now sold one million copies in the UK alone.
Elton John plays at the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Freddie Perren dies aged 61, in Chatsworth, California, USA, following a long illness. Perren, produced and wrote hits for The Jackson Five, The Sylvers and Peaches And Herb. His work as co-producer of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, secured him his Grammy.
It is announced that the album Twentysomething by young British jazz star Jamie Cullum has now notched up total sales of over 2 million worldwide, achieving Triple Platinum status in the U.K. while spending its amazing 31st straight week in the Top 5 of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart in the U.S.A.
Clay Aiken plays in The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.