1999 in music
1998 in music,
other events of 1999,
2000 in music and the
list of 'years in music'.
- January 7 - After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter[?] announce their separation.
- January 7 - Paul McCartney attends the premiere of his step-daughter, Heather[?]'s, first housewares collection in Georgia.
- January 11 - During the American Music Awards[?], Billy Joel is awarded the Special Award of Merit for his "inspired songwriting skills" and "exciting showmanship."
- February 14 - Elton John appears as himself in a special Valentine's Day episode of the animated series The Simpsons
- February 15 - "Rolling Stones Day" is declared in Minnesota by Governor (and former Rolling Stones bodyguard) Jesse Ventura
- February 19 - Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin Magazine[?] editor Craig Marks, in response to a multi-million dollar lawsuit that Marks filed in January against the singer, the record label Nothing/Interscope, and Manson's bodyguard agency.
- February 20 - Trace Adkins[?] performs his first concert following surgery for tendon damage and a broken ankle. Contrary to doctors orders, Adkins does not remain seated during the performance.
- February 25 - The Artist Formerly Known as Prince files a lawsuit against nine Web sites for copyright and trademark infringement, claiming that the websites sell bootlegged recordings and offer unauthorized song downloads.
- March 1 - Sony Music Distribution raises wholesale prices on audio Compact Discs by 8 cents
- March 2 - The House Of Blues[?] in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Bob Dylan performs a concert at the club and is joined by U2's lead singer Bono for an encore of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door".
- March 5 - Trauma Entertainment[?] files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failing to deliver a new album.
- March 6 - A 67 year old George Jones is seriously injured in a car accident while on his way home. Jones' Lexus crashes into a bridge at about 1:30 p.m. It is later revealed that alcohol was a factor in the accident.
- March 15 - Marilyn Manson is injured when he slips and falls during a concert at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Manson's performance is cut short.
- March 28 - Lost Boyz[?] member Freaky Tah[?] is fatally shot in New York as he is leaving his hotel.
- April 10 - A charity tribute concert for Linda McCartney is held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Here, There and Everywhere: A Concert For Linda, features performances by Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde[?] of the Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, and George Michael. Proceeds raised at the event went to animal rights causes.
- April 19 - Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Due to a mistake by a Madison Square Garden staff member, the marquee read "Bob Dylan, Tonight at 8pm". Young jokingly introduced one of his guitar players as Bob Dylan during the show.
- April 20 - Billy Joel performs at the Meadowlands[?] in New Jersey. Joel announces that this would be his last public pop music concert. Joel also announces plans on devoting his future efforts to classical music.
- April 28 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- April 30 - Columbine High School massacre: Aerosmith visits Columbine High School shooting victim Lance Kirklin in a Colorado hospital before a concert in Denver, Colorado. Kirklin was one of 28 wounded in the April 20 shooting, 13 others were killed.
- May 1 - "The Paintings of Paul McCartney" exhibit opens at the Lyz Art Forum[?] in Siegen[?], Germany. The exhibit features around 70 paintings created by the former Beatle..
- December 29 - Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed several times in the chest by an unknown assailant, who had broke into Harrison's home. Harrison's wife wrestled the knife out the assailant's hand before the police arrived. The man apparently believed that Harrison was the devil.
- Backstreet Boys - Millennium[?]
- Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
- Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin
- Shania Twain - Come On Over[?]
- Limp Bizkit - Significant Other[?]
- Santana - Supernatural[?]
- TLC - FanMail[?]
- Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause[?]
- Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera[?]
- Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces[?]
- January 2 - Rolf Liebermann[?] (88), composer
- March 3 - Dusty Springfield (59), American singer, breast cancer
- March 4 - Eddie Dean[?] (91), country music artist, actor
- March 12 - Yehudi Menuhin (92), American violinist and musical director
- March 26 - Ananda Shankar[?] (50), Indian classical musician and composer, cardiac arrest
- March 28 - Freaky Tah[?] (28), Lost Boyz[?], gunshot
- April 16 - Skip Spence[?] (52), Jefferson Airplane, lung cancer
- April 27 - Al Hirt
- April 30 - Darrell Sweet[?], Nazareth[?], heart attack
- June 5 - Mel Torme[?], aged 73, American singer
- September 10 - Alfredo Kraus[?] (72 or 73?), opera singer,
- October 6 - Amalia Rodrigues[?] (79), Portuguese singer
- October 19 - Harry Bannink[?] (70), Dutch songwriter
- October 26 - Rex Gildo[?] (63), German singer
- November 18 - Doug Sahm[?] (58), country and rock musician
- December 10 - Rick Danko[?] (56), rock singer in The Band
- December 26 - Curtis Mayfield (57), singer/composer