This article needs additional citations for verification. This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2000. British composer John Tavener is knighted in the New Year’s Untitled – Mike McColl Jones Read By Mark Mitchell List. Sharon Osbourne quits as manager of Smashing Pumpkins after only three months.
In a brash press release she announces she had to resign “for medical reasons: Billy Corgan was making me sick. Singer Whitney Houston is caught with 15. 2 grams of marijuana in her bag at a Hawaii airport. She boards her flight to San Francisco before police can arrive to arrest her.
Rolling Stone reveals that the two children of Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, were fathered by David Crosby. Spencer Goodman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, for the 1991 kidnap and murder of the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham is present at the execution. Diana Ross divorces Arne Næss, Jr.
The Silver Tassie, an opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage, receives its première at the London Coliseum, performed by the English National Opera. At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, Santana wins a record 8 Grammys in one night tying Michael Jackson who won 8 in 1984. Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilia wins a lawsuit filed against the Spice Girls over a sponsorship deal that fell apart when Geri Halliwell left the group. Foxy Brown is injured in a car accident in Brooklyn, New York, in which her car hit a fence. Police discover that Brown was driving with a suspended driver license and order her to appear in court in April. Brown’s license was suspended for failing to appear in court for a parking violation.