1. Shirley Manson on Kanye West's Grammy Rant: 'You Are Making Yourself Look Like a Complete Twat'

    February 09, 2015 11:37 PM EST Small, petty, spoilt. And a complete twat. That's how Shirley Manson has described Kanye West  and his behavior in an amusing critique of his petulant Grammys display.   Kanye has, not for the first time, become a social-media punchline after he interrupted Beck's big album of the…

  2. Ask Billboard: Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift's Red Reigns

    July 08, 2014 1:35 PM EDT Sheeran brings fire to the top of the Billboard 200, while Swift's record tour leads to a look at her career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  3. Garbage: Label 'Washed Their Hands of Us'

    April 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT If the members of Garbage have their way, there won't be another seven-year gap between its albums. "Not Your Kind of People," which comes out May 14, is the quartet's first set of new material since "Bleed Like Me" in 2005 (with the compilation "Absolute…

  4. Nirvana Producer Butch Vig Remembers 'Nevermind'

    September 20, 2011 1:28 PM EDT A Wisconsin native and former student at the University of Wisconsin, Vig dropped out to pursue a career in music. After playing drums in local bands, he began dabbling in recording and later opened Smart Studios in Madison, Wis. He initially started working with Nirvana while the band was…

  5. Billboard Bits: Waka Flocka Poses Naked for PETA, Selena Gomez Debuts New Track

    March 08, 2011 7:06 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Waka Flocka Flame Poses Naked for PETA Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame is the latest celebrity to disrobe for a print ad by PETA. In the shot, Waka flexes a muscle and shows off his tattoos while the slogan …

  6. Billboard Bits: Is Kim Kardashian Recording an Album?

    November 01, 2010 5:53 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Is Kim Kardashian Recording an Album? Kim Kardashian may soon be famous for more than just her beauty. According to reports, the socialite-turned-reality TV star is currently recording music for her debut album,…

  7. Green Day In The Studio With Butch Vig

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Confirming news that Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson let slip recently on "The Carson Daly Show," Green Day is in the studio with veteran producer Butch Vig working on the follow-up to 2004's "Ameri Confirming news that Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson let slip recently…

  8. Manson Balancing Acting With Solo Work

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Garbage's Shirley Manson will return to the recording studio next month to lay down solo material she's been working on for the past several months. Garbage's Shirley Manson will return to the recording studio next month to lay down solo material she's been working on for…

  9. Ask Billboard: Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if…

  10. Shirley Manson Heads To TV's 'Terminator'

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson is venturing into acting in a big way with a regular role next season on Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson is venturing into acting in a big way with a regular role next season on Fox's …

  11. Jane's Addiction's Avery Preps Solo Debut

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eric Avery, whose bass parts were a signature element of Jane's Addiction's early classics, will release his solo debut this spring. Eric Avery, whose bass parts were a signature element of Jane's Addiction's early classics, will release his solo debut this spring. "…

  12. New Garbage Song Enriches CD/DVD Compilation

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A newly recorded Garbage single, "Tell Me Where It Hurts," will be included on an upcoming best-of collection, "Absolute Garbage." A newly recorded Garbage single, "Tell Me Where It Hurts," will be included on an upcoming best-of collection, "Absolute…

  13. Garbage, Raitt Lead Benefit For Veteran Drummer

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the Pixies), Keb' Mo', Victoria Williams and Tom Freund, Freedy Johnston and the Section Quartet have signed on for a benefit c Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the…

  14. Rhino Expands First Two Pretenders Albums

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Expanded versions of the Pretenders' first two albums, "Pretenders" and "Pretenders II," will be released via Rhino on Oct. 3. Expanded versions of the Pretenders' first two albums, "Pretenders" and "Pretenders II," will be released via Rhino…

  15. Incubus Sees The 'Light' On Fifth Album

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Incubus will return in November with its fifth studio album, "Light Grenades." The set was produced by longtime collaborator Brendan O'Brien. Rock act Incubus will return in November with its fifth studio album, "Light Grenades." The set was produced by…

  16. Iggy, Incubus To Salute The Pretenders

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The next episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live" series will honor the Pretenders and feature performances from the group plus special guests Iggy Pop, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Incubus and Kings The next episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live"…

  17. Sufjan Stevens Wins First New Pantheon Award

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, "Illinois." Stevens beat out nine other finalists for the $5,000 prize, which aims to continue the mission of the now-def Sufjan Stevens has taken home the first New Pantheon Award for his 2005 album, …

  18. Garbage's Shirley Manson Flying Solo

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Garbage on a hiatus of undetermined length, frontwoman Shirley Manson has begun work on her first solo album. With Garbage on a hiatus of undetermined length, frontwoman Shirley Manson has begun work on her first solo album. The artist tells Billboard.com she recently completed a track…

  19. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

  20. New Pantheon Awards Rescheduled For March

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Originally scheduled to be handed out at a Feb. 6 ceremony in Los Angeles, the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been bumped to an as-yet-undetermined date in March. Originally scheduled to be handed out at a Feb. 6 ceremony in Los Angeles, the inaugural New Pantheon Awards have been bumped…

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