Easily clip, save and share what you find with family and friends. Easily download and save what you find. The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with North America and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. This I Wanna Eat Your Brains – Various – Bands of The World Horror Network a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2001.

Rock in Rio 3 is held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Headlining acts consist of Sting, R. Bass player Jason Newsted leaves Metallica after 14 years with the band. A crowd crush occurs during a set by Limp Bizkit at the Sydney Big Day Out music festival. Jessica Michalik is killed and the band subsequently leaves the country after threats to their safety. Don Felder is fired from the Eagles.

Felder sues the band for wrongful termination, and is countersued by Don Henley and Glenn Frey for breach of contract. The suits are settled out of court. Peter Frampton receives the Orville H. Manic Street Preachers become the first western rock band to play in Cuba.

James Taylor weds for the third time, marrying Caroline “Kim” Smedvig, director of public relations and marketing for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Courtney Love sues to get out of her contract with Vivendi Universal, on the grounds that music industry contracts are unfairly long compared to those in other industries. Collin Raye is awarded the Artist Humanitarian Award from Country Radio Broadcasters. Melanie Chisholm announces she does not intend to do any more work with the Spice Girls.

Although the group denies it is splitting, it would not be active again until 2007. Eric Singer replaces Peter Criss as the drummer for Kiss as the band continues its farewell tour in Yokohama, Japan. Singer dons the “Catman” make-up, ending the band’s tradition of creating new make-up and personas for replacement members. The Court of Appeals in Rome finds Michael Jackson “not guilty” of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court.

Italian songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that Jackson’s “Will You Be There” was a copy of his song “I Cigni Di Balaka. Sean “Puffy” Combs is acquitted on all charges stemming from a December 1999 nightclub shooting in Manhattan. However, an artist on his Bad Boy Records label, Shyne, is convicted of two counts of assault as well as reckless endangerment and gun possession. John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley. 1 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame. Two big selling albums : Hikaru Utada’s Distance and Ayumi Hamasaki’s A Best are released on exactly the same date.