Music Notes: Eminem on Probation

A Michigan judge slapped badboy rapper Eminem with a year of probabion for pulling a gun on a member of the Insane Clown Posse.

The Grammy winner pleaded no contest to the charges in April, and could have faced up to five years in prison. The incident occurred last June in the Detroit area.

"The actions you engaged in are not tolerated in civilized society," Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Langford Morris told Eminem. "Poor judgment is an understatement for what you did."

The judge also told Eminem that he was "extremely lucky" no one was injured. During the reprimand, the rapper was silent.

Eminem is already serving two years probation on a separate weapons charge, in which he was accused of pulling a gun on a man who was supposedly kissing his then-wife, Kim Mathers.

His legal problems are not diminishing his commercial appeal. Eminem is among the rappers in D12, who are debuting on top of the Billboard charts this week with their album Devil's Night.

Live Aid for AIDS

Madonna and the Backstreet Boys may try out some show tunes for a Live Aid-style charity concert in the fall.

According to several British news services, the October event in Wales will raise funds to help those suffering from AIDS, and will benefit the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust.

The theme of the event will be British musicals, with those on the bill performing songs from stage and screen musicals. The Bee Gees, George Michael and Debbie Harry are also rumored to join.

Singer Midge Ure, who helped plan Live Aid in 1985, is organizing the concert.

Moreover …

Neil Young and Beck are among those set to perform at this weekend's Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Organizers have taken extra security precautions in response to last year's tragic incident when nine fans died during a Pearl Jam performance. … Rapper Jay-Z will have to wait until October to go to court. His trial on a gun possession charge has been delayed.

ABCNEWS Radio and's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.