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A.J. Abdallah, owner of the recording studio on Eight Mile Road, Detroit, Michigan, USA, where Eminem recorded his album Slim Shady, is found shot dead at the studio. The killing is believed to have been associated with a robbery.
Keane play at The House Of Blues, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Phil Spector is named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in California Superior Court, by the mother of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is currently free on $1m bail, awaiting trial on charges of having killed Clarkson in his Alhambra home two years earlier.
B.B. King Day is declared in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, to honour the great blues guitarist.
Avril Lavigne plays the second of two nights at Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Ashlee Simpson plays at The Palace Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Black Crowes reunion tour plays the second of seven non-consecutive nights at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
R.E.M. play the second of two nights at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Bright Eyes.
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA at No82.
On her Diary Tour, Alicia Keys plays the second of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Decemberists play at The Mill, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
The Devlins play at The Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Leon Russell plays at Threadgill's, Austin, Texas, USA.
During Michael Jackson's trial on child abuse charges in Santa Maria, California, actor Macaulay Culkin testifies, declaring that Jackson never touched him sexually in any way. He acknowledges that he did sleep in Jackson's bed, but that was only because he happened to fall asleep there.
Destiny's Child play at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia.
The Black Crowes re-union tour plays at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Black Crowes re-union tour plays at The Revolution, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Beck plays at Carling Apollo, Hammersmith, London, England, UK.
Celine Dion plays at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is reported that The Electric Ballroom, in Camden Town, London, England, UK, scheduled for demolition to make way for expansion of the local underground railway, has been spared following a public inquiry in which Bob Geldof, Nick Cave and other rockers spoke out for the venue.
Chris Isaak plays at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Diana Ross plays at the Showgrounds, Cork, Eire, Europe.
Journey play at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at The Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA.
Brian Wilson plays at The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, England, UK, supported by The Magic Numbers.
The Rolling Stones are in an empty hangar at Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Canada, rehearsing for their upcoming tour of the USA.
Black Eyed Peas play at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Never Gone tour, The Backstreet Boys play at The Meadows Music Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
My Chemical Romance release a new single, The Ghost Of You, in the UK.
The multiple act heavy rock travelling festival Gigantour, featuring Megadeth, Anthrax, Dream Theater and others plays in Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim play at St Olave’s Church, London, England, UK.
Paul Westerberg plays a private show at a new retail outlet being opened by The First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Mary Lou Lord plays a free show at a new retail outlet being opened by the First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
John Legend plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Rihanna and Queen Latifah are among the artists attending the second annual Music UpFront Event in New York City, USA.
Paul McCartney plays at The St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Bon Jovi play on the opening night of the new $21m Nokia Theatre Times Square, New York City, USA, supported by Marc Broussard. The concert is broadcast by Network Live.
Chris Mills plays at Alvin's, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Revivals play at The Mill, Mansfield, UK, supported by Dirty Kanvus.
HAL play at the Savoy, Cork, Eire, Europe.
Elton John plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The Eagles play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joss Stone and Gavin DeGraw play at Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
The Stands play at The Fez Club, Reading, England, UK.
Neil Diamond plays at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ben Folds plays at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.