For The Record: Quick News On Stone Cold Steve Austin, Eminem, Osama Bin Laden, Pink, Jay-Z & More

Wrestling star and one-time co-host of "Celebrity Deathmatch" Stone Cold Steve Austin (real name Steve Williams) is currently wanted by police in San Antonio, Texas, after he allegedly attacked his wife, Debra, on Saturday. According to police reports, Debra — who performs alongside her husband as part of World Wrestling Entertainment — suffered a swollen cheek and eye and bruises to her back and shoulder. Austin was suspended by WWE last week after he failed to appear at one of the company's live television broadcasts. ... Eminem issued a statement denying reports that he received threats from the al-Qaeda terror network in response to his parody of Osama bin Laden in the "Without Me" video. The rapper called for immediate retractions from the British tabloids that originated the report. ... It looks like Pam Anderson will now have more time to spend with her fiancé, Kid Rock. According to Reuters, Columbia TriStar has canceled Anderson's TV series, "V.I.P.," citing the financial troubles of its production partner, German media giant Kirch. ...

June's wave of RIAA sales certifications brought Pink a triple platinum album for Missundaztood, while double platinum honors went to Jay-Z for The Blueprint, Ludacris for Back for the First Time and Ashanti for her self-titled debut. Platinum albums went to Fat Joe for J.O.S.E. and to Josh Groban for his self-titled debut. ... Gold honors went to the soundtracks for "Spider-Man," "Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones" and "The Scorpion King." ...

Ghostface Killah, RZA and Method Man will appear on Savior's Day, the new album from Wu-Tang Clan offspring Sunz of Man. The record is set to hit stores on September 3. ... Coldplay's new single, "In My Place," will premiere Monday via AOL's First Listen program on www.aol.com. The British band's A Rush of Blood to the Head is due August 27. ... Morcheeba's fourth album, Charango, is set for release on July 16. ... A Ruff Guide to Tricky, a compilation of trip-hop pioneer Tricky's work released between 1995 and 1999, will arrive on Tuesday. ...

Maxwell will hit the road for a string of 11 dates beginning July 24 in Philadelphia and ending August 10 in Richmond, Virginia. The tour will promote the soul singer's third studio album, Now, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 last fall. .... The love shack is back — well, for the summer anyway. The B-52s will launch a thirty-date 25th anniversary tour on June 21 in Robinsonville, Missouri, with the likes of Blondie and Nancy Sinatra opening. ...

Chuck D has composed a hip-hop jingle for the theme music to ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball." Meanwhile, Public Enemy's new album, Revolverlution, is due July 23 and will feature fan remixes of four tracks, including "Public Enemy No. 1" and "By the Time I Get to Arizona." ... Soft Cell, the synth-pop duo behind the 1981 hit "Tainted Love," have reunited and recorded their first album in 18 years. Cruelty Without Beauty is due September 10 on Cooking Vinyl/ spinART. ...

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Outkast's Dre was spotted getting his rock on at the Hives' show at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday. While the rapping ATLien was on the floor enjoying Sweden's much-hyped musical export, Kelly Osbourne made the scene on the VIP balcony. ... Trina has selected the first single from her August 26 release, Diamond Princess — it's called "No Panties" and features Tweet. The T&T connection may be going in front the cameras soon to shoot the video, as Trina is currently selecting a treatment fit for royalty. ...

BareNaked, Jennifer Love Hewitt's first album for Jive Records, is scheduled to hit stores on September 24 and a single of the same name will be sent to radio on June 16. Among Hewitt's collaborators are Brian McKnight and Meredith Brooks, the latter of whom also produced the LP. ... For Deftones guitarist Stephan Carpenter and ex-Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera and bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, The Future Is Now. The artists appear on an album of that name by New York rap group Non Phixion on the track "The CIA Is Still Trying to Kill Me," which comes out August 12 on Uncle Howie/Landspeed Records. ... Mix Master Mike, the Beat Junkies, Craze and other top DJs will perform at the Allies' All Star Beatdown Semi-Finals turntablist competition July 26 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The World Finals will be held in New York in October. ...

David Bowie's Tuesday performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom was attended by a host of luminaries including Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan, System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian, Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen guitarist and "Sopranos" cast member Steven Van Zandt, Marky Ramone and artists Julian Schnabel and Jeff Koons. During the set, Bowie rewarded the crowd by performing his new album, Heathen, and his classic disc Low in their entirety. ... Tonic have finished recording their as-yet-untitled third album with producer Bob Rock (Metallica) on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The first single will be released this summer to coincide with the band's stint on the Jeep World Outside Festival.