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Tommy Lee, drummer for '80s hair-band Motley Crue was served with divorce papers by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, courtesy of his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee. Tommy Lee remains in Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of bail after an alleged altercation

with his wife on Tuesday. Lee was slated to have his preliminary hearing in the case on March 13 in Malibu Municipal Court to address charges filed by his wife of spousal abuse, child abuse and a firearm violation, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's office ...

James Brown's Original Funky Divas, a 46-track, double-disc celebration of some of Soul Brother #1's baddest female vocal-partners, will be released on April 21. Among the funky divas on the collection are Vicki Anderson ("I'm Too Tough For Mr. Big Stuff (Hot Pants)"), Marva Whitney ("What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You") and Anna King ("Make Up Your Mind"), as well as tracks from Bea Ford and Lyn Collins, representing two decades of collaborations ... Gloomy metal act Type O Negative will release the home video "After Dark" on March 24. The 60-minute video includes the never-before-on-MTV music videos "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend," "Love You To Death" and the band's mordant cover of grunge-rock pioneer Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl," as well as interview footage and the band's unreleased version of "Christian Woman" ...

Talk Show, the band composed of three-parts Stone Temple Pilots members and one-part former Ten Inch Men singer David Coutts, have parted ways with Coutts, according to a management source. A spokeswoman at Talk Show's Atlantic label could not cite a reason for the split but agreed that the 55,000 in sales by the band's eponymous debut may have contributed to the decision. STP singer Scott Weiland's debut solo album, 12 Bar Blues, will be released on March 17.

The 59-year-old zydeco-rock artist Rockin' Sydney Simien lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday in his hometown of Lake Charles, La., according to USA Today. A longtime player on the Louisiana zydeco/Cajun-music circuits, Simien hit the charts in 1985 with "My Toot Toot," a song that gained airplay on country, pop and zydeco stations and earned him a Grammy. It went on to be covered by such artists as Fats Domino and Jean Knight. Simien's version of "My Toot Toot" was the first zydeco song to score mainstream success ...

Fleetwood Mac leader Mick Fleetwood said that he will resume working with Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks, even though piano songwriterChristine McVie put an indefinite hold on Fleetwood Mac's highly successful reunion project when she stepped off the tour. Fleetwood is drumming on Buckingham's solo project -- scheduled for a 1998 release -- and will also tour with him upon the album's completion. Fleetwood said he is also considering popping in on Nicks' solo tour starting in May, but that he is wary of spreading himself too thin. "I gotta watch that I can get overloaded," he said. "I say yes to everyone and then I'll have no time to say hello to my wife" ... -- ATN staff report [Sat., Feb. 28, 1998, 9 a.m. PST]

While enjoying the post-Grammys festivities on Wednesday night, Hole singer Courtney Love revealed that she had finished laying down vocals for her band's untitled, upcoming album that afternoon. The eagerly anticipated effort, Love's first since 1994's breakthrough Live Through This, is currently scheduled for a June 2 release. A representative at Love's label, Geffen Records, said on Thursday that Love and Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson had de-camped for England following the Grammys to mix the album and add strings to a number of songs ... Former Scud Mountain Boys leader Joe Pernice and his new band, the Pernice Brothers, will play an Amnesty International benefit March 13 at the Unitarian Church in Boston. Among the acts joining Pernice and his mellow pop combo are Buffalo Tom leader Bill Janovitz and former Belly singer Tanya Donelly. Following a March 19 gig at the music confab South By Southwest with Tucson, Ariz.-based trippy-folk band Giant Sand and singer/songwriter Lisa Germano, the Pernice Brothers will launch a five-week residency series at the Kendall Cafe in Cambridge, Mass. ...

In addition to former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and Beck drummer Joey Waronker, electronic dance act Nitzer Ebb's Bon Harris is lending a hand on the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins album ,Adore (due in May). Harris' publicist, Jenny Bendel, said the industrial programmer was asked in December by Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan to reinterpret three tracks, which led to Harris being invited into the studio for more extensive work. It is unknown at this point how much of Harris' work will end up on the finished album ...

San Francisco electronic artist Freaky Chakra (a.k.a. Daum Bentley) will release his new album, Blacklight Fantasy, on March 24 ... Minneapolis-based experimental pop band Polara will release an EP on March 24 entitled Formless/Functional ... Country outlaw Waylon Jennings will have help from Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow on the song "She's Too Good For Me" on his upcoming album, Closing In On The Fire (May 19). The song, penned for Jennings by ex-Police leader Sting, was rewritten to accommodate Crow's vocals. Other guests on the effort include former Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler and country star Travis Tritt ... Irish rock act The Young Dubliners have just released a live album entitled Alive, Alive O, which was recorded live by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Bush, Page & Plant). The eight-track CD also features one new studio recording, "Blink" ...

Rhythm & Quad 166 Vol. 1 is the name of a just-released compilation of tracks from the burgeoning "Atlanta Bass" hip-hop/dance-music scene. The album features the current radio hit "Swing My Way" by KP & Evvyi, as well as tracks by Lil Jon, DJ Smurf & Mixzo and Carl Mo ... -- ATN staff report [Fri., Feb. 27, 1998, 9 a.m. PST]