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 – Sony Music U.K. launches its first free Internet download of a complete song. Irish singer/songwriter Paddy Casey’s “Whatever Gets You True” is available as a download in the Windows Media format for one month at www.paddycasey.com.
2000 – Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood checks himself into rehab in London. Wood, who is accompanied by his wife, is admitted to the Priory Clinic in an effort to overcome his addiction to alcohol before the Rolling Stones launch another world tour.
2000 – Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson launches his official Web site with streaming audio feeds of songs from his latest double album, “Live At The Roxy Theater.”
1999 – The surviving members of The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, reunited for the first time in two years for a concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to launch Pixelon, a new internet video company.
1999 – Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. by Dotun Adebayo Saturday July 3, 1999 Were it not for a fundamental flaw in his character, Dennis Brown, who has died aged 42, should have been crowned the undisputed king of reggae in May […]
1999 – The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.
1999 – Internet search hub Lycos launches a Web radio network that features five music channels. The Lycos Radio Network contains hip-hop, modern rock, smooth jazz, country, and pop formats. The service, which also contains video streaming, is hosted by live Internet DJs.
1998 – On the verge of launching Davidbowie.com, Bowie hosts several online concerts by performers including Ani DiFranco and the Jesus & Mary Chain.
1998 – Actor Jim Carrey launches an unexpected musical direction when he joins Elton John onstage in Anaheim, Calif., to sing “Rocket Man.”
1998 – MTV Networks Europe announces in London the launch of freeform music channel M2 Europe. The first TV station to be launched on the Internet, M2 is initially available 24 hours a day at www.m2europe.com.
1998 – The Walt Disney Co. becomes an even bigger player on the Internet with the purchase of a 43% stake in Web search engine company Infoseek Corp. Disney Plans to launch an Internet portal – a Web site that contains entertainment, news and search capabilities in one location.