January 31, 2001 - Drummer Peter Criss has left KISS' farewell tour and has been replaced by Eric Singer. In a joint statement, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley said, "Eric has been a member of our family, and his drumming and singing have been the cornerstone of past KISS tours. We are stoked that we can bring our ultimate spectacle to KISS fans worldwide."
January 30, 2001 - The trial of Sean “Puffy” Combs and two others opened on Monday (1/29) with a prosecutor promising that multiple witnesses would testify that the rap mogul fired a gun into the ceiling of a Manhattan club during a December 1999 shooting incident. But Combs’ lawyer Ben Brafman accused “star-struck” prosecutors “playing fast and loose with the facts.”
January 18, 2001 - VH1.com will auction off a pair of tickets to each of Backstreet Boys' tour stops. Proceeds will go to the network's Save the Music charity, which seeks to improve music education in public schools.