April 2 – Genesis release the first of 5 planned box sets, Genesis 1976–1982. The boxsets and their associated remasters attract criticism from Genesis fans, progressive rock enthusiasts, and audiophiles for their heavy dynamic range compression, being touted as a microcosm of the loudness war.
April 3 – Hilary Duff releases her first album in three years, Dignity.
April 7 – Joss Stone’s third studio album Introducing Joss Stone debuts at number two on the US Billboard 200, becoming the highest debut entry by a British female solo artist on the US chart; the record was previously held by Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, which had debuted at number seven the previous week.
April 8 – Japanese street musician Koichi Toyama is one of the candidates in the election for governor of Tokyo. He finishes 8th out of a field of 14.
April 10 – Beyoncé launches The Beyoncé Experience in Tokyo, Japan.
April 17 – Avril Lavigne releases the best-selling album of the year worldwide The Best Damn Thing.
April 19 – Joey Jordison of Slipknot becomes a session member of KoЯn.
April 22 – Patrick Wolf announces his retirement from the music business. However, he later revokes this, saying that he will merely be on hiatus.
Cryptopsy fires Lord Worm.
Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt & Vince Neil as the other replacement drummer for Nick Oshiro of Static-X.
April 27 – 29 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
April 29 – The first precollege music conservatory for the Arab-speaking population of Israel opens in Shfaram.
May 1 – Ne-Yo returns to music with the release of his second studio album Because of You
May 11 – Guitarist Chickn creates a post via MySpace confirming that D.I. will finally release the long-awaited first reunion album On the Western Front on August 7. This would be their first official album featuring new material since 1994’s State of Shock.
May 12 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 is held in Helsinki, Finland, and is won by Serbia.
May 15 – Minutes to Midnight by Linkin Park sells more than 600,000 copies in the US and more than 1,000,000 worldwide and is the third best-selling album in the first week.
May 16 – 20 – The European Festival of Youth Choirs is held in Basel, Switzerland.
May 19 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ airs the fifteenth annual Weenie Roast. Bands featured include Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Incubus, Rise Against, Korn, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age, The Bravery, Silversun Pickups, Tim Armstrong, Peter Bjorn and John, Tiger Army, and the Plain White T’s.
May 23 – Jordin Sparks of Arizona wins Season 6 of American Idol.
May 25 – 28 – Salzburg Festival
May 26 – 27 – Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 30 – June 5 – The Peel Bay Festival (Isle of Man)
Mikael Åkerfeldt returns to Bloodbath and the band also hires Per Eriksson.
Yoshiki announces that X Japan will reunite for a new tour and a single.
June 8 – 10 – Download Festival
June 14 – Daft Punk came back in Paris for a show, ten years after their last performance in the French capital.
June 22 – Glastonbury Festival (to June 25), with Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Who, Shirley Bassey
June 28 – Spice Girls announce their reunion at The O2 in London in a press conference televised worldwide.
June 29 – July 1 – Heineken Open’er Festival takes place in Babie Doły military airport, Gdynia, Poland.
July 1 – The Concert for Diana takes place at Wembley Stadium in London. Performers include Duran Duran, Elton John, Fergie, Joss Stone, Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones.
July 7 – Live Earth, worldwide series of concerts to initiate action against global warming. Acts include: Sarah Brightman, Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, Shakira, John Mayer, Rihanna, Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas, Spinal Tap, Jack Johnson, Lenny Kravitz, Metallica as well as the reunited bands The Police, Genesis, The Smashing Pumpkins and Crowded House.
July 7 – 8 – T in the Park, Oxegen 2007
July 17 – Joe Payne joins Divine Heresy.
July 27 – Adam Willard leaves The Offspring and is replaced by former Face to Face and Saves the Day drummer Pete Parada.
July 31 – Korn’s eighth studio album, which is untitled, debuts at number 2 on the Billboard 200, with 123,000 copies sold in its first week. This is the first album without original drummer David Silveria.