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MUSIC NOTES: Fred Durst Loses His Voice

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Looks like Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst could've used some voice management classes for the Anger Management tour. Durst injured his vocal chords just three shows into the tour, which includes Papa Roach, Eminem and Xzibit on the bill. Doctors say his vocal chords are swollen.

Durst says he started going hoarse on Tuesday during the show. He's hoping to be in shape by Thursday.

WHAT A BASTARD: ODB is MIA ... again! The often-cuffed member of the Wu-Tang Clan known as Ol' Dirty Bastard decided that he no longer wanted to stay at a Pasadena drug treatment facility and simply bailed, SonicNet reports. He was ordered there by the court after violating his probation but bolted on foot while he was being taken to the L.A. Criminal Courthouse for an update report with a judge.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Officials say the 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Russell Tyrone Jones, could face jail time as a result of his latest stunt.

A CALL FOR COLLINS: Whoops! Her bad. Judy Collins thought she was getting a singing gig to help ease the tensions in the Middle East when she got a call from a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Oh, he wanted her to sing all right, but the gig was for honoring Harry Belafonte at a ceremony. Doh! She accepted anyway and sang "Scarlet Ribbons" at the tribute last week.

"STRONGER" VIDEO NOT READY: Oops! She's gonna be a little late. Teen pop queen Britney Spears' latest video for her single "Stronger" wasn't ready for it's world premiere on Monday on MTV, sending the music cable channel scrambling to fill the slot. Representatives for Spears say the much-hyped video is stuck in post-production and won't be ready for another week.

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