2000 – In Las Vegas, Kid Rock joins Phish onstage to perform the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” and AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
2000 – Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
2000 – U2 perform two songs from its upcoming album on the roof of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel, a property owned by the band. The performance of the single “Beautiful Day” and album track “Elevation” is videotaped for an Oct. 6 episode of the U.K. music show “Top Of The Pops.”
2000 – Quincy Jones’ Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up’s From South Central To South Africa youth delegation, are presented during a reception at the Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills. The five […]
2000 – To launch Creed singer Scott Stapp’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation, the band and Wind-Up Records release a limited edition single of Creed’s hit song “With Arms Wide Open.” A donation of $3 from the sale of each single, which is limited to 65,000 copies, goes directly to With Arms Wide Open.
2000 – Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as “Love Story (Where Do I Begin),” “Ebb Tide,” “It’s All in The Game,” “What Now, My Love?,” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”
2000 – 98 Degrees’ new album, “Revelation,” receives a premiere in U.S. Wal-Mart stores via an exclusive satellite broadcast concert.
2000 – U2 frontman Bono turns up in Prague, where he meets with the World Bank president to discuss his debt-relief plan for the Third World.
2000 – After offering a reward for its return, Matchbox Twenty’s Adam Gaynor gets his favorite guitar returned to him. The green Taylor acoustic guitar was stolen from the side of the stage during a concert in Gainesville, Fla.
2000 – A collection of 1965 writings by Janis Joplin to then-fiance Peter DeBlanc go up for auction on eBay. The collection, which includes 57 letters, five cards, a telegram, a college essay and drawings, is sold by DeBlanc’s ex-wife, Mary Sullivan.
2000 – Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards.
2000 – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Flesh-N-Bone (Stanley Howse) is sentenced to 10 years in prison in a Los Angeles court for assault with an AK-47 rifle and possessing a gun, which is illegal for an ex-convict. Howse faced nearly 20 years in prison, but received a lesser sentence after his attorneys present evidence that he […]