2000 – A 17-year-old concertgoer is knifed before an Oasis show in Glasgow, Scotland. Police say he and his girlfriend were assaulted by a mob of Oasis fans who went on the rampage at a nearby school for the deaf.
2000 – The Warped Tour rolls into West Palm Beach, Fla. But during the concert, a NOFX fan is stabbed while in the mosh pit. He later recovers.
2000 – ‘N Sync’s annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John’s University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen Latifah, Youngbloodz, Jordan Knight, and Pink, actors Dean Winters and Duane Martin, and MTV VJ Ananda Lewis join members of ‘N Sync in […]
2000 – The Rhyme & Reason Tour, featuring the Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine postponed due to a biking injury suffered by Beastie Boys principal Mike D.
2000 – Oasis are forced off stage at Switzerland’s Paleo Festival after being pelted with bottles and cans. A promoter says, “The arrogant, provocative attitude of Liam Gallagher is doubtless not unconnected to the reaction of the audience.”
2000 – Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, officially announces that he is running for a U.S. Senate sear for New Jersey on the Reform Party ticket.
2000 – Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show “Intimate With Smokey Robinson.”
2000 – Creed accuse Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst “of a mobster mentality” in his bid to get TapRoot signed to his label, Interscope. Durst said TapRoot would “be blackballed and probably erased” if they didn’t sign with him. Must admit, you don’t hear much about them anymore.
2000 – British vocalist Paul Young, who sang with Mike And The Mechanics and Sad CafT, dies of a heart attack in Chesire, U.K. He is 53.
2000 – Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Parachutes’.
2000 – Matchbox 20 went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Bent.’
2000 – The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Oscar D’Leon, Jose “El Canario” Alberto, and Alfredo de la Fe.