September 14, 2000 - The Associated Press reported that Elton John walked out on a concert at the Estoril Casino in Lisbon, Portugal, on Wednesday (9/13). Though sold out, the theater was only half-full thirty minutes before showtime, and a casino spokesman speculated that that's why John left. John reportedly didn't give a reason for leaving.
July 14, 2000 - Dr. Dre has made good on a threat to file a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit following a dispute over a five-minute video that typically opens Dre's "Up In Smoke" tour. The rapper's suit, filed on Friday (6/14) alleges that Dre's civil rights were violated when authorities allegedly threatened to shut down a July 6 concert at the Detroit-owned Joe Louis Arena if the video was shown. The $25 million suit names the city of Detroit, two police officials and the Mayor's press secretary.