2000 – Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
2000 – SoundScan announces that Backstreet Boys’ “Black & Blue” moved 1.59 million units in its first week.
2000 – In the penultimate show of its storied 13-year career, the Smashing Pumpkins say a long and loud goodbye at Chicago’s United Center, where they rip through three hours of big hits, a few rarities, and several acoustic numbers.
2000 – Madonna takes her “Music” to London’s 3,500-capacity Brixton Academy for her first U.K. performance in seven years. Playing to an audience comprised of contest winners, guests, and celebrities including Sting and members of the Spice Girls, Madonna plays a half-hour set made up of five tracks from her new “Music” album and the […]
2000 – The Beatles return to No. 1 on the Chart Toppers 200 with a collection of their 27 chart-topping hits, appropriately titled “1.” The collection, which debuts at No. 1 in the U.K. a week earlier, sells nearly 595,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week.
2000 – Having been found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos’ Cesar Rosas, Gabriel Gomez, the victim’s half-brother, leads police to a shallow grave in a nearby canyon. Dental records are used to ID Rosas body.
2000 – Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald’s. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court-ordered stint at a drug treatment facility in Pasadena, Calif. The rapper also faces outstanding cases in three New York counties […]
2000 – Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall is arrested at his mansion in Surrey, England, on charges of rape. After six hours of questioning he is released and the investigation is dropped. His manager says, “He knew the allegations would never go very far, but it has left him shaken.”
2000 – Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour prank, but Chesney presents the singer/songwriter with a trophy proclaiming new artist Vassar “Top of the Class of 2000.”
2000 – the son of George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury.
2000 – Twelve-year-old Billy Gilman sings “One Voice” during festivities at the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings football game. Gilman is joined by Jessica Simpson for the half-time show.
2000 – Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.