1999 – UK band The Verve announced that they had split. They scored the 1997 UK No.1 single ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ and their 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Urban Hymns’ spent over 100 weeks on the UK chart. Leader of the group Richard Ashcroft went solo scoring the 2000 UK No.3 single ‘A Song For […]
1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. O’Connor says that although she has already celebrated Mass four times, she will study for six weeks before starting her priestly career as Mother Bernadette Mary.
1999 – Internet search hub Lycos launches a Web radio network that features five music channels. The Lycos Radio Network contains hip-hop, modern rock, smooth jazz, country, and pop formats. The service, which also contains video streaming, is hosted by live Internet DJs.
1999 – Geffen Records and Bong Load Custom Records file suits against Beck in L.A.
1999 – Funk star Roger Troutman, 47, dies in a hospital in Dayton, Ohio, after being shot several times. His brother, Larry Troutman, 54, was found in a car nearby the crime scene, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
1999 – Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rhett Akins, Lee Roy Parnell and blues artist Johnny Neel surprise an audience of 13,000 in Nashville when they join Charlie Daniels for his Volunteer Jam ’99 concert at the First American Music Center.
1999 – Marilyn Manson releases a statement on the Columbine High School shootings. “It’s tragic and disgusting anytime young people’s lives are taken in an act of seneseless violence,” he says. “My condolences go out to the students and their families.”
1999 – Though in no way an influence on Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold, the gunman in Littleton Colo. shooting, Marilyn Manson issues a statement: “I have been asked to comment by numerous news organizations on the Colorado school tragedy. It’s tragic and disgusting anytime young people’s lives are taken in an act of senseless […]
1999 – Steve Wariner performs “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” at a vigil in Nashville’s Centennial Park in memory of the victims of the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
1999 – Universal Denmark’s single to benefit Kosovar refugees, “Selv En Drabe” (Even A Drop), breaks the territory’s first-day sales record, moving 66,000 units, according to the label.
1999 – Elvis Crespo is the big winner at Chart Toppers’s Latin Music Awards. The merengue star picks up four trophies, tying him with Selena for the most wins at one show. Crespo takes three awards in the tropical/salsa category – album of the year, male; album of the year, new artist; and hot Latin […]
1999 – Brooks & Dunn debut their newest video, “South of Santa Fe,” while internet site country.com simultaneously streams the video using Microsoft Windows Media technology. It is the first time that a country video debuts simultaneously on TV and the Internet.