2000 – The Del McCoury Band is named entertainer of the year for the fourth consecutive year at the International Blue grass Music Association Awards in Louisville, Ky.
2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack De La Rocha quits the politicallycharged rock outfit. In a statement, he says, “I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, […]
2000 – Internet firm DNA Visual Business Solutions filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears and her marketing company for failing to pay for the redesign of her website britneyspears.com.
2000 – Fifties vocalist Julie London dies in Los Angeles this day in rock!
2000 – Go, ODB, go! The Wu-Tang rapper escapes from his handlers while being taken from a Pasadena, Calif., rehab center to court, where he was due to discuss his treatment.
2000 – Former Wham! singer George Michael buys the piano on which John Lennon wrote “Imagine” in an auction organized by Mick Fleetwood.
2000 – John Lennon’s legendary “Imagine” piano is the key item at a combined live and Internet auction of Beatles collectibles.
2000 – For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after Beautiful Day surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams’ and Kylie Minogue’s “Kids” to take the top place on the new sales chart.
2000 – Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion.
2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York’s Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The event draws a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that include the Beastie Boys’ Adam […]
2000 – Carlos Santana is presented with the key to the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Santana, who grew up in the city, plays the Coors Amphitheater in nearby Chula Vista, Calif., later that night.
2000 – In Arkansas, Don Henley is sued by a fan who says he hit her on the head with a maraca at a concert after she tried to take a flash photograph of him. Well, we can see his point. It’s on the top of his head.