Courtney Love's lawsuit against major-label conglomerate Vivendi Universal Recordings, Inc., scheduled to be heard Tuesday (June 18) in Los Angeles County Superior Court, was adjourned to August 20. The former Hole frontwoman is seeking to free herself from her record contract, citing breaches of contract, good faith and fiduciary duty, among other claims. ... Tommy Lee is the latest addition to the Rolling Rock Town Fair, which will take place on July 27 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The former Mötley Crüe drummer replaces Alien Ant Farm, who continue to recover from last month's bus accident. ...

Gavin Rossdale will go solo for a song on the soundtrack for the upcoming Vin Diesel flick "XXX." The LP, expected to be released in August, will feature the Bush frontman in collaboration with drummer Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Guns N' Roses). ... Another former GN'R drummer, Matt Sorum, organized an all-star band that included Slash, Moby, Robbie Williams, Dave Navarro and the Cult's Billy Duffy to perform classic rock hits at Moomba in West Hollywood on Friday. The group closed with the Who's "My Generation." ...

New and unreleased material from Dan the Automator, Royce Da 5'9", Jurassic 5's Chali 2na and Akil and other underground rappers will be compiled on the soundtrack to "One Big Trip," which will be released as a companion CD to the DVD of the documentary, due August 13. Del the Funky Homosapien, the voice behind the Gorillaz hit "Clint Eastwood," contributed the title track and is featured on four other songs. ... Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman suffered a punctured eardrum and concussion in a recent car accident that also injured the band's tour manager. The group's road trip is continuing as scheduled; the next performance is Tuesday in New Haven, Connecticut. ...

So Happily Unsatisfied, Nine Days' follow-up to 2000's The Madding Crowd, is due September 17. The first single, "Good Friend," will hit airwaves in mid-July. ... The Dixie Chicks and Sony Music have made amends. The trio, who had accused Sony of cheating them out of millions of dollars in royalties, settled their legal dispute and will release their new album, Home, on Open Wide Records — a joint label between the group and Sony — on August 27. ... Girls Against Boys will embark on a month-long tour beginning September 5 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The tour brings it all back home to the Bowery Ballroom in New York on October 4. ...

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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.