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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.
The four-day long 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
begins in Manchester, Tennessee. Headline acts include Bruce
, Nine Inch Nails
It is announced that Peter Tork
, formerly of The Monkees
, has suffered a recurrence of adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare, slow-growing form of head and neck cancer, for which he had recently undergone 'successful' surgery.
Papers filed against record producer Timbaland
at Miami-Dade District Court claim that he used a computer programme to "knowingly and wilfully steal" Glenn Rune Gallefoss' tune Acidjazzed Evening, to create the beat for Nelly
Furtado's 2007 hit single Do It.
Denise Williams, Otis Clay and others perform at a service in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the legendary blues singer Koko Taylor
, who died on June 3.
The Jonas Brothers
play a free club concert at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
Musician Chris Knox is admitted to hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, suffering from a stroke. Knox came to prominence as a rock and roll musician during the mid-70s punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love.