Bonhams of London announced that Freddie Mercury's black and white harlequin stage costume had sold for Â£22,500 at their Entertainment Memorabilia sale. The harlequin costume was one of Freddies most recognisable stage designs, which he wore at a number of high-profile concerts in the 1970s. Also a pair of Freddies ballet pumps exceeded the pre-sale estimate of Â£1,500 - 2,000, selling for Â£4,000 to an overseas internet bidder. Freddie had worn the white leather ballet shoes during Queen's legendary Hyde Park performance in 1976.
George Michael was arrested after he crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London. The singer was returning home from a Gay Pride parade when the incident was spotted on CCTV. He was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive and charged with possession of cannabis and with driving while unfit through drink or drugs.
U2 won their court fight for the return of items of memorabilia, including a Stetson hat which they accused a former stylist of stealing. Judge Matthew Deery at Dublin's Circuit Court ordered Lola Cashman to return the items, which also include earrings, within seven days. Ms Cashman, had worked as U2's stylist during the 1980s and wrote an unauthorised book called Inside the Zoo. Judge Deery said he found Ms Cashman's version of how she had been given the items at the end of a US tour doubtful, particularly her description of Bono running around in his underpants backstage.
Paul Stanley from Kiss sustained neck and back injuries when he was involved in a car crash in New Jersey.