Reality Check

Reality Check

Barcelona-based quintet Stigmato Inc. makes club music of the sophisticated kind, encompassing live instrumentation and computer-generated beats.
Restless

Restless

Owning a crystal-clear tremolo and a real star quality, Sara Evans has already broken through at radio and seems poised to take things even further.
DMC Drafts McLachlan For Solo Set

DMC Drafts McLachlan For Solo Set

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.
Garota Moderna

Garota Moderna

A young Brazilian chanteuse performing standard bossa nova repertoire is nothing new.
Pop Stars, Rain Kick Off NFL Season

Pop Stars, Rain Kick Off NFL Season

Britney Spears kicked off the National Football League's 2003 season last night (Sept. 5) with a glitzy, muddy concert on Washington's National Mall.
Touring Acts Laying Low On Sept. 11 Anniversary

Touring Acts Laying Low On Sept. 11 Anniversary

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.
ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box."
Beanie Sigel Cleared To Attend Treatment

Beanie Sigel Cleared To Attend Treatment

Jailed rapper Beanie Sigel can attend a residential treatment program for substance abuse and anger management while awaiting his federal drug and weapons trial, a federal judge ruled.
Cher Signs U.S. Deal With Warner Bros.

Cher Signs U.S. Deal With Warner Bros.

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.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

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.

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