For The Record: Quick News On Stone Cold Steve Austin, Foxy Brown, The Calling, Cam’ron & More

Wrestling star and one-time co-host of “Celebrity Deathmatch” Stone Cold Steve Austin (real name Steve Williams) is currently being investigated 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. … Sean Woolstenhulme, guitarist for the Calling, is leaving the band to join his brother Rick Woolstenhulme in Lifehouse. The Calling will continue their tour, which kicks off July 14 in Lansing, Michigan, as planned. …

Foxy Brown celebrated her expansion from rapper to CEO on Saturday with a launch party for Ill Na Na Records. With Funkmaster Flex spinning records, rap cats Cam’ron, Guru, Craig Mack and Loon helped Fox Boogie pop a few bottles at New York hotspot Ohm. … Blame it on the rain — Wyclef Jean‘s free concert, initially scheduled to take place in Coney Island, New York, then off the shores of Manhattan on the Intrepid war ship, was cancelled due to rain on Friday. The persistent performer plans to give it another go at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport on Thursday, June 20. … Echobrain, the band featuring ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, have been hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit by Dallas punk-art ensemble Echo Drain, whose slogan is “God Awful Music for God Awful People.” Echo Drain, who have been touring since early 2000, allege that Newsted’s band liked their name and intentionally stole their identity. …

Another star will be added to Hollywood’s RockWalk with the induction of LA punk band X. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, June 25 at noon, and original members John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake will be in attendance to add their handprints and signatures. … ABC is in the process of creating a biopic chronicling the rise of the Go-Go’s which is expected to air in February, according to Variety. No word yet on whether actors will be hired for the shoot, though the Go-Go’s are anticipated to participate in the picture. … MuchMusic Video Awards were handed out on Sunday night to Nickelback (Best Video), Shakira (Best International Video – Artist), and Nelly Furtado (MuchMoreMusic Award), among many others. …

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Eminem issued a statement denying reports that he received threats from the al-Queda 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.