2000 – At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members of critically ill patients and outpatients receiving medical treatment in Nashville area hospitals.
2000 – Teen pop-rock group Hanson follows in David Bowie’s wired footsteps when it lends its name and other material to a subscriber-based Web network that includes Internet access, e-mail service and content offerings. The teen cyber trio are found at www.hanson.net.
2000 – Former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page accepts “substantial” libel damages and a public apology at London’s high court over a magazine article that accuses him of contributing to the Death of former bandmate John Bonham. Jimmy Page accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages from a magazine which claimed he had caused or contributed to […]
2000 – Ian Dury, one of the best-loved individuals in recent U.K. music history, dies after a long battle with cancer. He is 57.
2000 – A recently taped N.W.A. reunion is aired on USA Network’s “Farmclub.com” TV show. The reunion features original members, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren with Snoop Dogg stepping in for the late Eazy E.
2000 – Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, earning his first golden statue for “You’ll Be In My Heart,” from the soundtrack to the Disney animated feature “Tarzan.” Collins beats out fellow nominees Aimee Mann (“Save Me,” from “Magnolia”), Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman […]
2000 – Santana started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Supernatural.’
2000 – Private I label boss Joseph Isgro is arrested in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the FBI on charges of extortion and loan sharking. Private I’s roster includes Bootsy Collins and Rick James.
2000 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard is ordered to undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation at the California Institute For Men in Cino, Calif., after admitting that he had violated a prior probation agreement by getting drunk.
2000 – Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean cancels a show in Charleston in support of an NAACP boycott of South Carolina because it flies the Confederate flag. Jean was to have performed at the College of Charleston.
2000 – Sir Elton John’s Aida opened on Broadway. It took Elton 21 days to write the music and five years to make the production.
2000 – a film company paid £635,000, ($1,079,500) for over nine hours of film shot during the 70s by Yoko Ono. The film contained shots of Lennon smoking hash and talking about his political beliefs.