2000 – Michael “Cub” Koda, the Brownsville Station boss behind their 1973 No. 3 hit “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room,” dies. He was suffering from kidney disease.
2000 – Eminem’s mother went to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million (£5.8 million) civil suit, after taking exception to the line “My mother smokes more dope than I do” from her son’s single ‘My Name Is’.
2000 – eight men were trampled to death during Pearl Jam’s performance at The Roskilde festival, near Copenhagen. Police said the victims had all slipped or fallen in the mud in front of the stage.
2000 – Rolling Stone Ron Wood checks into a rehab center to treat alcohol addiction. It’s believed Wood is hoping to dry out in time for a Rolling Stones world tour.
2000 – Vandals pull Ronnie Van Zant’s casket out of the Lynyrd Skynyrd mausoleum, but are unable to open it. Steve Gaines’ ashes are also spilled during the rampage.
2000 – Chris Cornell, former lead singer of Seattle’s Soundgarden, and his wife, artist manager Susan Silver, become parents of a baby daughter when Lillian Jean is born.
2000 – Canadian punk brats Sum 41 release their debut album Half Hour of Power on Big Rig Records. Sample song title: “Grab the Devil By the Horns and F**k Him Up the Ass.”
2000 – Marc Anthony headlines a benefit concert for The Ronald McDonald House of New York at the city’s famed Radio City Music Hall.
2000 – Eminem is scheduled to give his deposition in a $10 million civil suit filed by his mother, Deborah Mathers-Briggs. She claims her rapping son has insulted her in songs and interviews.
2000 – Oasis release a statement saying that songwriter Noel Gallagher has left the band’s European tour. It’s believed he had fought with brother and bandmate Liam over his drinking.
2000 – Country’s latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. “This has been my dream ever since I started singing,” Gilman said.
2000 – Eminem went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’. Enrique Iglesias was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Be With You.’