1. Simple Plan Has ... A Simple Plan

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It used to be that rock bands lived for the present and didn't worry about the future. Not so for Simple Plan. The Montreal-based act made its U.S. debut just two years ago. But with the Oct. 26 release of its sophomore set for Lava Records,…

  2. After A Year, Canada's Simple Plan Catches On

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sometimes a simple plan can go a long way, as a certain pop-punk quintet from Canada has proved with its debut album, "No Pads, No Helmets ... Just Balls." Not expecting a lot more than to develop a small fan base while touring, the…