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Crue singer charged

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested on drunken driving charges after police pulled him over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip.

The 49-year-old rocker was arrested at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped in the black sports car, Officer Bill Cassell said. Neil spent the night in the Clark County Jail and was released Monday after posting bail.

A Las Vegas police spokesman said additional details of Neil's arrest would not be immediately released and that a police report would not be made available while the investigation continued.

It wasn't immediately clear if Neil had an attorney. A Las Vegas lawyer who represented Neil previously said she no longer represents him.

Neil is the frontman for a four-member heavy metal band known for its bad behavior, hard partying, famous girlfriends and hits like "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "Dr. Feelgood." He said last week that he was sober and that there are "other things in life than just drugs and alcohol."

Neil and his fourth wife, Lia, live in Las Vegas, where Neil has tattoo shops, a bar called Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill, and the Vince Neil Tres Rios Cantina at the Las Vegas Hilton.

He recently released a solo album, "Tattoos and Tequila," covering 1970s rock songs and a rendition of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas."

In an interview last week with the Associated Press about a tell-all book due out in September, Neil said he hadn't used drugs in 20 years and stopped abusing alcohol.

"There's just a point in your life where you kind of stop; that's what happened with me," Neil said. "There's other things in life than just drugs and alcohol."


Star pays debt

Hip-hop star Method Man pleaded guilty to a tax-evasion charge Monday in New York, writing a check on the spot for the final $40,000 restitution payment after owing about $106,000.

The former Wu-Tang Clan member was arrested Oct. 9 on charges he failed to pay state and personal income taxes. He pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted failure to pay tax.

He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, meaning the arrest will be purged from his record if he stays out of trouble.

"When he found out about the tax issue, he hired someone and immediately corrected it," defense attorney Peter Frankel said. "He took care of it quickly like the good member of our community he is."

The musician, actor and artist, whose real name is Clifford Smith, failed to file tax returns for 2004 through 2007, prosecutors said. The most he owed for one year was $32,799.

Method Man won a Grammy in 1995 for best rap performance by a group or duo with Mary J. Blige for "I'll Be There For You/You're All That I Need." He also had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire" and wrote a self-titled graphic novel.

But he's best known as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, whose 1993 album "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" is considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums recorded.


Back on job

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has returned to work after spending several weeks recuperating from a stroke.

A spokesman said Biden returned Monday to his Department of Justice office in Dover, Del., and was scheduled to be in meetings all day.

Biden was sidelined after suffering a mild stroke on May 11. He spent a week at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia before being sent home to continue recuperating.

Biden announced in January that he would not run for the Senate seat tha this father, Vice President Biden, held for more than 30 years but instead would seek re-election as attorney general.

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