2001 – Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert at Montreal’s Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
2001 – The Strokes release their debut album Is This It, featuring their signature songs “Last Night” and “Someday”. The album peaks at No. 33 on the Billboard charts.
2001 – Impish rock ‘n’ roller Ryan Adams releases his second solo album, the acclaimed Gold.
2001 – The voice of Bob Marley ushers satellite radio onto the air, promising listeners greater variety on the dial _ for a price _ with the launch of XM Satellite Radio.
2001 – Rapper Erick Sermon sustains serious injuries when, according to his publicist, he is involved in an auto accident. It is announced by police one week later that the injuries are actually the result of a plunge out a third-story window.
2001 – Modern rock act the Verve Pipe plays a benefit concert at Schuba’s in Chicago. All proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.
2001 – For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, “Dig In,” by Lenny Kravitz and “God Gave Me Everything” by Mick Jagger are released to digital retailers via Liquid Audio.
2001 – Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, dies of heart failure at a New York hospital at the age of 81.
2001 – Bruce Springsteen: ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks.
2001 – Bruce Springsteen: ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl […]
2001 – Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2001 – In tribute to all affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Grand Ole Opry, a uniquely American institution, distributes American flags to patrons as they enter the Opry House for the show.
2001 – Whitney Houston’s publicist announces that, contrary to the flood of rumors, Houston has not died from a drug overdose. Houston performed in New York City Sept. 7, as part of Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, but reportedly did not show up for a performance the following day.