2000 – Gabriel Gomez is found guilty of murdering his half-sister Sandra Rosas. Sandra, the wife of Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas, vanished from their California home nearly a year ago.
2000 – Travis is named the best act in the world at the Q Awards 2000, presented in London. Badly Drawn Boy wins for best new act; Coldplay’s “Parachutes” is named best album. The awards are voted on by readers of Q Magazine and via a telephone system opereated by the event’s sponsor.
2000 – The Spice Girls score their ninth U.K. No. 1 single as a group, as the double-sided Holler/”Let Love Lead The Way” hits the top with first-week sales of 140,000 copies.
2000 – The Texas Monitor prints a photo of Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno wearing a T-shirt with the “Fuct” logo on it. Features editor Nora Garza is fired after the editors declare the image “obscene.”
2000 – Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada’s federal government, which handles immigration matters, prevent Eminem from entering the country for a concert at Toronto’s SkyDome. The request stems from a complaint filed to the Toronto police hate crimes squad by a community activist who claims that the Interscope rapper’s lyrics advocate violence toward […]
2000 – Capitol Records honors Garth Brooks with a lavish party, marking Brooks’ status as the only artist to sell more than 100 million albums in a decade and the only artist to sell 10 million copies of four different albums.
2000 – Mounds of pending litigation against it notwithstanding, embattled music fileswapping service Napster continues to expand with the release of a Macintosh-friendly version available for download. The new Mac version comes complete with exclusive features such as file search logs, “drag and drop” capability, and a color scheme that matches the hues on Apple’s […]
2000 – Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville’s Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Harvest 2000; and later the same night, headlines a concert benefiting the charity.
2000 – Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) Awards in Sydney. Killing Heidi wins ARIAs for best group, album, new artist, and rock release for “Reflector.” Madison Avenue […]
2000 – Past Country Music Association entertainer of the year and ex-Hee Haw host Roy Clark, joins the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
2000 – Heather Kinley of the Kinleys hosts the K-9 Classic Charity Golf Tournament at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tenn., outside Nashville. The event benefits ACT Now (Animal Care Taskforce of Nashville, Inc.) and their programs.
2000 – R.E.M. graces its Athens, Ga., hometown with the band’s first concert appearance there in eight years. The three-song performance, held on the steps of the Athens Clarke County Courthouse, comes as part of Land Aid, a local festival that strives to improve the economic environment of Athens and its surrounding area.