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The Duke Spirit play at The 100 Club, London, UK.
Lady Gaga releases her debut album, The Fame, on Interscope Records in the UK.
When rapper Fabolous has his credit cards declined at the Eros World Tapas Bar in Atlanta, Georgia, a member of his possee of twenty friends starts a fight with staff.
Bloc Party play at the O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland.
Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song) by Chris Young is released to radio in the USA by RCA Records.
When Bruce Springsteen plays in the half-time interval at the Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Florida, USA, it marks a special occasion for hard-rockin' guitarist Nils Lofgren - his first onstage appearance with his new artifical hips. In his younger days, one of Lofgren's signature gimmicks was arriving onstage via a huge leap from a trampoline.
Miami, Florida's Langerado Music Festival is cancelled because of "sluggish ticket sales".
It is announced that Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band will headline Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland on July 14, which will be The Boss's first gig with the band in Scotland for 28 years.
On the first leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Oklahoma State Legislature announces that The Flaming Lips' song Do You Realize?? has been chosen as the official rock song of the band's home state, Oklahoma, USA. Over 21,000 Oklahomans took part in a state-wide poll to choose the song.
Death Cab For Cutie begin a tour of the USA with an appearance at the Langerado Festival, Miami, Florida.
After more than a million fans apply for tickets to Michael Jackson's comeback shows in London, UK, it is announced that a further nine dates will be put on sale.
Anne Wiggins Brown, the African-American soprano who starred as the original Bess in George Gershwin's landmark folk opera Porgy and Bess only to see her career limited by racial discrimination, dies aged 96.
Bob Dylan plays at Globen, Stockholm, Sweden.
Maximo Park are obliged to turn fans away from a charity gig at Newcastle College Performance Academy, Newcastle, UK, because over 2,500 people have turned up to claim 400 free tickets. The tickets were being given away free in return for a small donation to Britain's No Surrender cancer charity.
Iron Maiden come to the end of their Somewhere Back In Time tour with a show at The BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA.
Eminem releases his first album in five years, Relapse, in the USA, Brazil, Canada, India and Spain. On the same day, the controversial rapper plays a free concert at MotorCity Casino's 1,500-seat Sound Board theater in Detroit, Michigan.
White Rabbits release their second studio album, It's Frightening, in the USA.
Singer-songwriter Diane Birch releases her debut album, Bible Belt in the USA.
>Beyoncereleases a new single, Sweet Dreams in the USA.
It is reported that The Office of Fair Trading has referred a planned merger of Live Nation, the world's biggest concert promoter, and ticket-selling giant Ticketmaster to the UK's Competition Commission amid fears it could wipe out rivals and push up prices.
On their comeback tour, Boyzone play to a half-capacity crowd at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
The North By Northeast festival begins in Toronto, Canada, with performances by Woodhands, Lioness, The D'Urbervilles and JJ Ipsen. The five-day long event features almost 500 bands in 50 venues.
Fayette Pinkney, a founder member of the Three Degrees, dies in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA, of acute respiratory failure aged 61.
Kiss play at the Marcus Amphitheatre, during the 11-day long Summerfest, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at Taste Of Downtown, Springfield, Illinois, USA.
Justin Timberlake is confronted by an aggressive paparazzi photographer as he arrives at his hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA. Timberlake refuses to let the confrontation escalate, keeping his cool by crossing his arms and pushing his fists into his jean pockets as the furious cameraman angrily shouts at him.
Judas Priest play at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Famed jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe finally returns home to Laurel, Mississippi, USA, from which he had run away in 1938 in search of fame. In recognition of his lifetime of musical achievement Lowe is given a key to the city by Mayor Melvin Mack.
Billy Joel and Elton John play at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dragonforce and Stone Gods play at the HMV Forum, London.
Cornershop play at Heaven, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Blasters play at The Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays in the QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
The Blasters play at Commons Beach, Tahoe City, California, USA.
Londell McMillan, lawyer for the Jackson family, refutes actor Mark Lester's claim to be the sperm-donor responsible for the birth of Michael Jackson's daughter Paris. McMillan dismisses Lester's claim as "unproven and meaningless."
Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones joins Pearl Jam to play an epic version of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower, when the band plays a sold-out show at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London.
Tracy Chapman plays at Park West, Chicago, illinois, USA.
AC/DC play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arctic Monkeys release their new single, Crying Lightning, through the nationwide network of 700 charity shops owned by the British charity Oxfam. Proceeds from the Oxfam sales go towards the charity's international famine relief work.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays the second of two nights in The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California, USA.
Ellie Greenwich, co-composer of hit sings including Da Doo Ron Ron, Chapel of Love and Be My Baby, dies aged 68 of a heart attack at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City.
Arctic Monkeys release their third album, Humbug, on Domino Records in Greece and Turkey, Europe.
The Archie Shepp Quartet plays in the Chicago Jazz Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays in the Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Wolfmother play at The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Killers play at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
After pleading guilty to drink-driving and careless driving following a concert in July, Wiltshire-based musician Pete Doherty of Babyshambles is fined £2,050 in Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucester, UK, and given an 18-month driving ban. Shortly after, he is arrested and charged with heroin possession.