Pop Beat: Anthony Kiedis, Ol' Dirty Bastard, *NSync ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman to co-host fashion event.

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis will co-host a fashion event at the 360 restaurant in Los Angeles on Sunday (June 25) to benefit the women's charity Friendly House. The event will feature designer Alicia Lawhon's fall collection, a silent auction of designer products and a raffle. Friendly House is a nonprofit organization that aids women recovering from alcoholism and drug abuse. ... Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is scheduled for sentencing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (June 23) for violating probation on his 1999 convictions for making terrorist threats and wearing body armor. Judge Marsha Revel will receive a diagnostic report on the troubled Wu-Tang Clan MC to help her determine a proper sentence. ODB has been incarcerated since he was caught with alcohol in January; he was forbidden to use or possess alcohol as part of his probation. ...

Researchers at the University of Southern California, which banned the use of file-sharing program Napster on its servers following a Metallica lawsuit, released a survey of music downloaders Tuesday (June 20). The report concludes that downloadable music poses little threat to traditional CD sales among USC students. Sixty-eight percent of students who download MP3s said downloads have not affected the number of CDs they purchase; 39 percent said they buy what they've heard on the Internet; 69 percent said copyright holders should be paid for MP3s; and 33 percent said their opinion of Metallica has worsened because of their suit against Napster. ...

Each member of *NSync will have his own flavor of lip balm hit stores later this summer via a deal with Famous Fixins, the same manufacturer that offers a line of Britney Spears bubble gum. The *NSync flavors are green apple (Joey Fatone), watermelon (JC Chasez), blue raspberry (Lance Bass), strawberry (Chris Kirkpatrick) and vanilla (Justin Timberlake). ... Meanwhile, *NSync will have a day full of sports on July 29, when they sing the national anthem at the Jayson Williams Celebrity Softball Challenge in Newark, N.J. In return, the New Jersey Nets forward will be one of the commentators at the boy band's Challenge for the Children II basketball game that evening in New York. ...

Irish pop band the Corrs will release their new album, In Blue, in the United States on Sept. 19. The record, featuring the single "Breathless," will be released internationally July 14. ... 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." ... Kid Rock will appear in "The Adventures of Joe Dirt," a comedy scheduled for release next year, according to Atlantic Records. The movie stars David Spade, as well as Roseanne Barr, Gary Busey and Joe Don Baker. ... 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. ...

Friday's birthdays: Rossetta Hightower (Orlons), 56; Paul Goddard(Atlanta Rhythm Section), 55; Myles Goodwyn (AprilWine), 52; Paul Arthurs (Oasis), 35; Chico Debarge(DeBarge), 30; and Stuart Sutcliffe (Beatles), 1940–1962.

— sonicnet.com staff report