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Planxty play the first of three consecutive nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
When the six times Oscar-nominated movie Ray, about the life of Ray Charles, goes in the USA as a DVD and video, is sells more than 2m units during its first day on release.
Pete Doherty, former vocalist with UK band The Libertines is arrested in The Rookery Hotel, London, on charges of assault, following an alleged attack on documentary film-maker Max Carlish.
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Green Day play at The Apollo, Hammersmith, London, UK.
Liam Gallagher of Oasis attends the London premiere of the movie Spongebob Squarepants with his fiancée Natalie Appleton, formerly of All Saints.
The Bees play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Streets play the second of two nights at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
British Sea Power release a new single, It Ended On An Oily Stage, in the UK.
Tony Christie plays at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl, Wales, UK.
Alicia Keys plays at The Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Lyn Collins, who sang with the James Brown Revue in the early 70s, dies aged 56, of cardiac arrhythmia, in Pasadena, California, USA.
Gwen Stefani releases Hollaback Girl, the third single from her LP Love. Angel. Music. Baby., in Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
Tony Christie plays at The Armadillo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Mark Knopfler plays at the Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Oceania.
Arthur Lee And Love play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK.
U2 play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mudvayne, Bloodsimple and Life Of Agony play at The NorVa, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
On her Original Sinsuality Tour, Tori Amos plays at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
A grand jury, in Columbus, Ohio, USA, rules that the actions of police officer James Niggemeyer, who shot the killer of Damage Plan guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott, were justified. No charges are to be brought against Niggemeyer.
A warrant for the arrest of Bobby Brown is issued following his failure to turn up for a child support hearing in Massachusetts, USA.
Megadeth, Accept, Dimmu Borgir, Dio, Entombed, Meshuggah, Metal Church, Soilwork and Strapping Young Lad play at Waldrock 2005, Festivalterrein Zomerweg, Burgum, Netherlands, Europe.
Dwight Yoakam releases a new album, Blame The Vain. On the same day he makes a live appearance on tv's The Tonight Show in the USA.
The Robert Cray Band plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK.
Mudvayne play at The Arena, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Royksopp release their second album, The Understanding, on Wall Of Sound Records in the UK.
Brian Wilson plays at Vicar Street Ireland, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Cyndi Lauper loses a court battle to have the $1000 a month rental on her luxury apartment in Albany, New York State, USA, reduced, because she feels that she was cheated by the apartments owners via a scheme to end rent stablization for the apartment.
The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, is opened by Paul McCartney and U2 performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, followed by among others Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, REM, Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, The Killers, Mariah Carey and Snow Patrol, before Pink Floyd took the stage as the penultimate act of the night.
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Darrell DeVore, musician, composer, experimental instrument-maker, progenitor of 'Universal Music' and member of 60s band The Charlatans, dies of lung cancer in his rural Petaluma, California, USA, music bungalow known as Studio Um.
Patti Smith is awarded the insignia of Commander Of The Order Of Arts And Letters by the French Minister Of Culture Renaud Donnediue de Vabres.
Black Eyed Peas play at The John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
JJ72 play The Underworld, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Natalie Imbruglia releases a new single, Counting Down The Days, on Brightside Records in the UK.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA.
Reprise Records announces that My Chemical Romance will shortly be embarking on their first headlining tour, supported by Alkaline Trio.
U2 play at The Parc De Sports Charles Ehrman, Nice, France, Europe, supported by Keane and The Zutons.
Field Music play at The Cluny, Newcastle, England, UK.
The Bravery play at The Prince, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at SBC Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
My Chemical Romance release a new single, The Ghost Of You, in the UK.
Peter Himmelmann releases a new compilation album, Mission of My Soul : The Best of Peter Himmelman on Shout! Factory in the USA.
On their Bleed Like Me tour, Garbage play at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
The multiple act heavy rock travelling festival Gigantour plays in Pine Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Acts appearing include Megadeth, Dream Theater and Anthrax.
Super Furry Animals play at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
David Gray plays at Carling Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
CKY play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
The White Stripes play at The House Of Blues, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Oceansize play at Islington Academy, London, England, UK.
Status Quo appear on long-running UK tv soap opera Coronation Street, portraying themselves as the band playing at the wedding reception for characters in the show, Cilla Brown and Les Battersby.
Disgraced British glam rock star Gary Glitter is charged with child molestation in Vietnam. If convicted, he faces twelve years in jail.
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