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Guns N' Roses singer's stalker sentenced to year in jail.

A woman found guilty of stalking Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose was sentenced Monday (June 19) to a year in jail, according to the Associated Press. Karen McNeil, 39, violated a 1997 court order in May when she tried to enter Rose's Malibu, Calif., property. ... Kid Rock will appear in "The Adventures of Joe Dirt," a comedy scheduled for 2001 release, according to Atlantic Records. The movie stars David Spade, as well as Roseanne Barr, Gary Busey and Joe Don Baker. ...

Self Timer, the movie production company run by R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, has entered a three-year agreement with United Artists, a division of MGM, according to Variety. Self Timer is the parent company of Single Cell Pictures, which produced last year's "Being John Malkovich," and C-Hundred Film, which produced "American Movie." ... First Five Years, a compilation of singles from Pitchblende, Eggs, Edsel, Jones Very, Walleye, Damnation and others will be issued July 4 on Jade Tree Records. Combining 11 of the earliest Jade Tree singles, the 35-song double-CD celebrates the label's 50th release and 10-year anniversary. ...

Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has recorded about 10 songs that may land on another solo album someday, but it won't be anytime soon. "I've sort of stockpiled them ... but I don't see [a solo record] as anything that's in the near future because all my musical energy is focused on STP," the singer said recently. Weiland released his solo debut, 12 Bar Blues, in 1998, while STP were on hiatus. ... Pop-rockers Fastball will release "You're an Ocean" as the first single from their upcoming third album, The Harsh Light of Day (Sept. 19), according to their Hollywood Records publicist. The track listing for the album, which follows their 1998 breakthrough, All the Pain Money Can Buy, is: "This Is Not My Life," "You're an Ocean," "Goodbye," "Love Is Expensive and Free," "Vampires," "Wind Me Up," "Morning Star," "Time," "Dark Street," "Funny How It Fades Away," "Don't Give Up On Me" and "Whatever Gets You On." ...

Launch Media Inc. announced on Monday (June 18) its acquisition of the Warped Tour, an annual concert series featuring punk rock and extreme-sports performers. Skateboarding shoe company Vans will continue to have its name on the tour, whose 2000 lineup includes Green Day and NOFX. ... Paying heed to urban legend, Capitol Records and the Turner Classic Movies cable TV channel will simulcast psychedelic-rock veterans Pink Floyd's 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon with an airing of the classic film "The Wizard of Oz." Rumors that the album was recorded to synchronize with the film — charges that members of Pink Floyd have repeatedly denied — have circulated widely, fueled by several apparently coincidental moments where the music and lyrics on the record eerily reflect the scene onscreen. The simulcast, set for 11 p.m. EDT July 3, will use an SAP audio channel, usually used for descriptive video programming for the visually impaired, to broadcast Dark Side of the Moon. Viewers without SAP can press the CD play button at the MGM lion's third roar. ...

No Doubt, Lit and Black Eyed Peas will join the Vans Warped Tour at the July 11 stop in Minneapolis for a special performance at Hubert Humphrey Metrodome Lot. All three are veterans of the skater-punk trek, which is headlined this year by San Francisco Bay Area punks Green Day. Weezer also has been confirmed for the first eight dates of the tour, from the June 23 kickoff in Fresno, Calif., to July 1 in San Francisco. ...

Hole drummer Samantha Maloney is rehearsing with Mötley Crüe while regular drummer Randy Castillo recovers from stomach surgery he underwent June 10, according to Ashley Smith at Beyond Records. After assessing Castillo's condition Monday (June 19), the band will decide if Maloney will be needed for the its June 24 tour opener with Anthrax and Megadeth. ... Rockers Sleater-Kinney have announced European tour dates for the summer beginning July 9 at Belgium's Dour Festival and ending July 30 in Brighton, England. The tour will include performances with Sonic Youth and Henry Rollins, according to a publicist at Kill Rock Stars. ... Veteran rockers Cheap Trick will kick off a 29-date summer tour in Saratoga, Calif., on June 30, according to Wes Kidd, at the band's management office. ... The MTV Video Music Awards will return to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 7, according to Elena Diaz, a publicist at MTV. Nominees and performers have not been announced for the live-broadcast show. (Sonicnet.com's parent company, Viacom, also owns MTV.) ...

Thursday's birthdays (June 22): Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon), 56; Howard Kaylan (Turtles), 55; Todd Rundgren, 52; Gary Moffet (April Wine), 51; Derek Forbes (Simple Minds), 44; Green Gartside (Scritti Politti), 44; Garry Gary Beers (INXS), 43; Alan Alizojvodic (Cowboy Junkies), 41; Bobby Gillespie (

color="#003163">Primal Scream), 39; Stephen Vaughn (PJ Harvey), 38; Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones), 36; Michael James Edwards (Jesus Jones), 36; Tom Cunningham (Wet Wet Wet), 35; Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), 30.

— sonicnet.com staff report