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is in Hamburg, Germany, with his children, staying for a few days at the home of Sony/BMG executive Wolfgang Schleiter.
Scott Stapp, the former frontman of Creed
who became married yesterday, is arrested for alleged drunkenness in Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California.
The pre-eminent Chicago blues bassist of the postwar era, Willie Kent
dies of cancer, aged 70, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
play at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, USA with Stereolab
play at Making Time, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The funeral of Jesse Taylor
is held at Resthaven Abbey Chapel, Lubbock, Texas, USA. Taylor first became internationally famous as country rocker Joe Ely
's blistering lead guitar player, and also forged a successful blues-oriented solo career.
On their first American tour, Arctic Monkeys
play at Webster hall, New York City, USA.
Swedish duo Totta And Wiehe release the album Dylan, comprising their cover versions of fourteen Bob Dylan
songs sung in Swedish.
Swiss country-music singer John Brack
, known to his fans as 'Mr. Swiss Country', dies aged 56 from cancer.
The Black Keys
release a new EP, Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough, on Fat Possum Records in the USA.
, drummer of Boston-based power pop band The Atlantics
, and engineer on two Aerosmith
albums, collapses and dies at his home in Kingston, Massachusetts, USA, aged 50.
The three-day long 2006 International Bob Dylan
Congress comes to an end in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists participating include Jewels And Binoculars, FSK and Wiglaf Droste.
play at The Academy 2, Birmingham, UK.
The Dixie Chicks
appear on the cover of Time magazine, largely because their openly-stated left-leaning political sentiments are considered to be at odds with the prevailing right-wing ethics of country music.
50 Cent, Young Buck, DJ Whoo Kid and Olivia, all from the G-Unit label, play in the City Stadium, Nesebar, Bulgaria.
sets a new record for a country music concert when his gig at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, grosses $4m. Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson
, Big And Rich and Carrie Underwood
also played at the same concert.
's children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, throw a surprise birthday party for Michael at Luggala Castle, County Wicklow, Ireland, where they have been staying for the past few weeks.
The Parodies, Freshly Made For You, Last Night's Hero and Jon Dart play in the Battle Of The Bands at the High Street Club, Wootton Bassett.
A Green Plaque is unveiled at 59 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, to commemorate the location of the 2is coffee bar
, the legendary venue that witnessed the birth and rise of the first wave of British rock'n'roll.