While the surviving members of Run-D.M.C. may have decided to hang up their microphones as a group following the death of group member Jam Master Jay, DMC (Darryl McDaniels) has decided to launch a solo career. The Queens, N.Y., native has been working on his solo debut, "Checks, Thugs and Rock'n'Roll," for some time, but has been experimenting with other genres than the classic hip-hop sounds made famous by Run-D.M.C.
Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith/Kiss are among the tours that will take the day off Sept. 11, in memory of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Still, some top acts will be playing that night, including R.E.M. and Willie Nelson.
Cher, who parted ways with Warner U.K. last year, has been picked up by Warner Bros. in the U.S. After Cher split with the U.K. company, the U.S. division continued to work songs from her 2002 studio album, "Living Proof," to the dance format, where she scored a number of hits. This spring, Warner Strategic Marketing released "The Very Best of Cher," which has sold 1.5 million units copies in the U.S.
2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the following days to recover from a ruptured blood vessel.