By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated April 05, 2002 02:55 PM
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CLEARED: After a three-week trial, American rock star Peter Buck, 45, was acquitted on Friday of charges that he went on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic British Airways flight last April, reports Reuters. The R.E.M. guitarist was found not guilty of being drunk on an aircraft, two counts of assaulting crew members and one of damaging BA property as he flew from Seattle to London, where he was arrested at Heathrow airport for his alleged behavior onboard . . . CITED: Country superstar Garth Brooks, 40, and pop legend Stevie Wonder, 51, will be honored with a Hitmaker Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively, from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13, the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame said in a statement. The ceremony will take place in New York. This year’s Hall inductees include Barry Manilow, Michael Jackson, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Randy Newman and Sting . . . DISBANDED: After nearly two decades, heavy-metal band Megadeth is calling it quits. Front man Dave Mustaine, 40, said in a statement this week that he has suffered an injury that caused nerve damage to his left arm and hand. He did not reveal details of the injury. Mustaine launched the band in 1983 after he was fired from Metallica . . . REUNITED: CBS will brings back the cast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” for a one-hour reunion special set to air next month, reports Reuters. Moore, 65, will serve as host to her long-ago costars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Betty White, Gavin MacLeod, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel. Also, says Reuters, ABC is planning hour-long specials devoted to “Laverne & Shirley,” “That’s Incredible!” and “American Bandstand,” while Fox is looking into a possible “Three’s Company” reunion. What, no “My Mother, the Car” retrospective?