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Rock star Love's trial date set
Courtney Love arriving at court
Courtney Love also faces a separate charge of assault
Singer Courtney Love is to face trial on 30 September on two drugs charges for illegal possession of painkillers.

Judge Elden S. Fox set the trial date at a 10-minute hearing at a Californian superior court on Monday.

Love could face up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted on both charges of possessing Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.

The 40-year-old widow of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, formerly the lead singer of the band Hole, remains free on bail.

When asked whether the trial date was acceptable, Love initially replied, "I don't know."

After consulting with her lawyer, however, she agreed to the date and thanked Judge Fox before leaving the court.

Love also faces a charge of assault after allegedly attacking a woman with a bottle on 25 April 2004 at her ex-boyfriend's Los Angeles home.

Her arraignment in that case is scheduled for Friday.


In July, Love was sentenced to 18 months in a drug rehabilitation program after pleading guilty to being under the influence of a controlled substance.

That charge was linked to an alleged break-in at the same former boyfriend's home last year.

Police called to Love's home following the arrest in October 2003 allegedly found painkillers there, leading to the current drugs charges.

She also faces charges of assault and reckless endangerment in New York for allegedly striking a member of the audience with a microphone stand at a nightclub in March.

The singer had to delay a tour with her new band earlier this year due to her legal problems.

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