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If Tommy Lee's been drinking again, he could face up to three years in prison. So says the L.A. District Attorney's office, which has scheduled a May 31 probation revocation hearing for the Methods Of Mayhem frontman. "There's been an allegation that he's been drinking," said DA spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons, who added that there was a purported witness to that fact. "And if that were true, it would be a violation." The DA has suggested Lee learn to watch strippers without getting liquored up… The fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct charges against Limp Bizkit frontman fred durst',390,400);">fred durst',390,400);">Fred Durst were dismissed during a hearing at Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul, MN. Durst had been accused of kicking security guard Pat Estes in the head during an onstage skirmish in July. Estes is seeking: approximately $30,000. Durst celebrated by going out with Eminem, carson daly',390,400);">carson daly',390,400);">Carson Daly and Christina Aguilera… Washington, DC, band Godhead has signed with Marilyn Manson's new label, Posthuman Records. Godhead has released three albums since its inception in 1995, including ‘98's "Power Tool Stigmata" on Sol 3 Records. Godhead specializes in uplifting messages of personal empowerment and spiritual enlightenment… As of this morning, both the URL for www.savenapster.com and "Metallica's integrity" were up for auction on eBay. The former carries a $105 bid. As for the latter, it carries the following item description: "Unfortunately, this integrity is only paper-thin, but luckily for me, it's Metallica's so it should be selling like crazy. Apparently, they forgot to copyright it." At presstime, Metallica's Lars Ulrich was still figuring out what kind of list he might present to eBay to get it removed… Despite published reports, The Wallflowers will not be a part of the 2000 Hard Rock Rockfest in Chicago on July 22. Included on the bill will be Metallica, Kid Rock, Stone Temple Pilots, Third Eye Blind, Veruca Salt and Barenaked Ladies, among others. Of course, as any KERRANG! subscriber would tell you, nothing says "hard rock" quite like a 45-minute set from Barenaked Ladies… In April, the Red Hot Chili Peppers picked up their second International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Platinum Europe Award, for European sales of two million of the band's "Californication." In European terms, sales that high are referred to as "multi-Hasselhoff-ian."… On its forthcoming album "Happy Ending," Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar will be covering The Carpenters' 1971 hit "Superstar." Don't say you weren't warned… The former manager for 14-year-old Welsh singer Charlotte Church has been accused of making lewd comments about her. The BBC reports that Jonathan Shalit talked about the youngster's breasts in front of record industry execs when she was just 13. And you thought you were awful for those Britney Spears fantasies… To reward the members of his Web endeavor BowieNet, rock legend David Bowie is performing a concert for them. Tickets for Bowie's June 19 concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom are available only to BowieNet subscribers. In addition to seeing Bowie and his band perform, concert-goers will also be eligible for gifts, door prizes and a chance to nurse Iman's baby… For seven days in June, Prince will open his Paisley Park studios in Minneapolis to fans and tourists alike for "Prince: A Celebration." The week-long festival will include tours of the famed recording studio and Prince's personal office as well as the "Purple Time Tunnel"—a self-described "funky trip down memory lane. " The Time Tunnel will transport those who enter back to a magical time when Morris Day & The Time and Ready For The World ruled the charts, and "Under The Cherry Moon" was hotly anticipated. Prince will be apparently going back to his original name, which would make him The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As... Hell, you get the idea… "Bat Out Of Hell" writer Jim Steinman has plans for a tribute to the 37 million-selling Meat Loaf album—country-style! If all goes according to Steinman's plan, "Bat Out Of Nashville"—no, really—will feature an A-list of country talent, including Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Alabama, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. No artist has been confirmed for the project yet, but Steinman did verify that the baseball play-by-play section in "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" would be replaced with NASCAR commentary…
ANOTHER BILLIE BANGER? (UPDATE)
Are you free Wednesday afternoon? (11/12a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/12a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/12a)
WHO'S GETTING ZERVAS?
It's down to two bidders. (11/12a)
THE GRAMMY NOMINATOINS
They'll soon be here, and then we can start obsessing about who'll win.
U.K. SPECIAL
Forget Brexit--it's our yearly survey of doings in Blighty. And if you still can't forget Brexit, try drinking.
ZERVAS STATION
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