January 18 - Spencer Goodman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Goodman was convicted of kidnapped and murdering the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham is present for the execution.
February 28 - Songwriter Stan Penrige files a lawsuit against the rock band KISS, the band's publishing company and Universal Music Group, claiming that he had not received millions of dollars in publishing royalties that he was owed for the song "Beth".
March 6 - Foxy Brown is injured in a car accident in Brooklyn, New York in which her car hit a fence. Police discovered that Brown was driving with a suspended drivers 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.
March 28 - Jimmy Page wins a lawsuit filed against Ministry magazine . The magazine claimed that Page had contributed to the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham by wearing a Satanic robe and chanting spells while the Bonham was dying and choking on his vomit. The magazine apologizes and offers to pay Page's legal bills. Page donates the money received from the case to the Action for Brazil's Children Trust
April - *NSYNC smashes the old record of 1.1 million with a 2.4 million debut of "No Strings Attached", which is also the first album to sell over 800,000 copies at least 2 weeks.
May 1 - A $1.8 million civil fraud lawsuit is filed against Neil Young in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former Village Voice writer. The lawsuit charges that Young broke an agreement to have a biography written about him when he blocked the book's publication.
May 30 - Eminem Sets the record for biggest Rap debut with 1.76 million albums sold. Eminem, a protege of Dr. Dre broke the old record of 803,000 in 1993 set by Snoop Doggy Dogg, another Dr. Dre protege.