Controversial rapper Eminem, currently on the Vans Warped Tour, bruised several ribs last week while performing in Connecticut. Eminem was taking a night off the Warped Tour, playing a show with rappers Redman and Nas, when he fell onstage. He finished his set and was taken to a nearby hospital. "I came, like, right towards the front of the stage, which was wet in the front, and fell, like, right on my side," Em told MTV News. Eminem had to cancel several Warped dates, but he's still slated to perform here with the rest of the Warped lineup next Tuesday . . .
Fans who attend the upcoming concert tour by Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos will be able to check out MP3.com technology at booths being set up by MP3. According to a spokesman for co-sponsor Best Buy Co., the interactive kiosks at each location will be equipped with touch-screen technology. "We encourage the public to embrace, rather than fear, technology," said Best Buy's Gary Arnold . . .
Digital On-Demand, which puts CD-making kiosks in record sto
res, has lined up EMI Recorded Music to provide some of its artists' music for digital downloading. EMI is making some 5,000 titles available. DOD inked Sony two months ago to provide 4,000 titles for downloading, and the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company is lining up other congloms and independents as well. The machines, which digitally download music so consumers can compile their own CDs, allow retailers to stock a wide variety of music without consuming valuable shelf space. Unlike digital delivery over the Internet, which allows fans to download tunes at home, the DOD system encourages consumers to visit retailers.