2000 – The Strokes played their first ever UK show when they appeared at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth.
2000 – Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance “Un” Rivera.
2000 – Gabrielle went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rise’. The song used a sample from Bob Dylan’s ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ giving Dylan his third UK No.1 as a writer, the other two being The Byrds version of ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ and Manfred Mann’s ‘The Mighty Quinn’.
2000 – Detroit radio legend Martha Jean “The Queen” Steinberg – known by her trademark phrase “I betcha” – dies at Detroit’s Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for nearly 40 years.
2000 – Noel Gallagher of Oasis became a dad when Meg Matthew’s gave birth to a girl, Anais at Portland Hospital, London.
2000 – Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital’s International Convention Centre.
2000 – As part of the year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Aimee Mann, Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, Lisa Loeb, and country star Dwight Yoakam perform live on a special webcast edition of VH1’s Storytellers.
2000 – The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) launches its “Los Premios De Oro Y Platino” certification program for Spanish-language product at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. The new certifications signify sales of 100,000 for a discos de oro cert and 200,000 for a discos de platino cert.
2000 – Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84.
2000 – “Deep Purple In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paul Mann,” a double live CD of Deep Purple’s orchestral concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 25 and 26 is released in the U.K.