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."
A DeKalb County (Ga.) State Court judge denied a motion today (Nov. 25) to drop charges against singer Bobby Brown from a 1996 traffic stop. Brown appeared in the Decatur, Ga., court with his wife, singer Whitney Houston, with whom he held hands and talked quietly. The courtroom was filled with the couple's entourage and fans.
On the heels of the huge chart success of the soundtrack to the Eminem-starring film "8 Mile" (Interscope), a second album of music featured in the film will hit stores Dec. 3. "More Music From '8 Mile'" will collect some of hip-hop's greatest hits from around 1995, when the movie takes place.
Rapper Nas has drafted a host of R&B and hip-hop heavy hitters to assist on his upcoming album "God's Son," due Dec. 17 via Ill Will/Columbia. Eminem produced the track "The Cross," while Alicia Keys sings and offers production assistance on "Warrior." City High's Claudette Ortiz and Kelis join in on "Hey Nas."
Dick Clark will be joined by the likes of Nelly, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and Justin Timberlake as he rings in the new year with a trio of ABC television specials. For the 31st consecutive year, Clark will be stationed in New York's Times Square, where he will report on the action and keep his eye on the ball dropping to welcome 2003.
With Eminem enjoying critical and commercial success with his feature film debut in "8 Mile," another rapper will soon be testing his mettle on the big screen. Andre Benjamin -- better known as Dre, one-half of the multiplatinum-selling hip-hop duo Outkast -- has signed on to star in his first feature film, "Love Hater," which Morgan J. Freeman will direct.
Jackson Browne and fellow songwriters J.D. Souther and Jack Tempchin have settled a lawsuit with publisher Warner/Chappell Music over millions of dollars in royalties from the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" package, which included several songs the three helped write.