2005 – U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono says the EU is facing a crisis of confidence because its citizens do not share the ideas promoted by political leaders.
2005 – Madonna visits ABC’s “The View” and reveals she hopes to release her then asyet- untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album (
2005 – Something Corporate singer Andrew McMahon announces he’s being treated for leukemia. The band cancel this summer’s Warped Tour appearance.
2005 – Oasis reign over the album chart on Crazy Frog with new entry, Don’t Believe the Truth. The Crazy Frog ringtone version of Harold Faltermeyer’s “Axel F” holds onto the No. 1 UK singles spot for a second week.
2005 – US Weekly reports that Kelly Osbourne has checked herself into rehab days before the release of her second album Sleeping in the Nothing.
2005 – Audioslave top the American album charts with their second album, Out of Exile. Rapper Common’s album Be enters the charts at No. 2.
2005 – The White Stripes’ Jack White marries Karen Elson, a redhaired model who appeared in the duo’s “Blue Orchid,” video. The pair were wed in a canoe standing at the confluence of the Rio Negro, the Solimones and the Amazon rivers.