1. Shins' Success No Longer 'Narrow'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003 sophomore Sub Pop album, "Chutes Too Narrow," which has become one of the label's top-selling releases of the past decade. T The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003…

  2. Lips, Shins Kick Back With 'SpongeBob'

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball video to accompany "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy." Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball…

  3. Avril Agitated Over Lip-Synching

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While she can relate to the pressures of learning how to play live and work an audience for the first time, Avril Lavigne says she takes exception to the practice of lip-synching, which has been in th While she can relate to the pressures of learning how to play live and work an audience for…

  4. Flaming Lips Dreaming Up New Sound Collages

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips have begun work on their next Warner Bros. studio album with longtime producer Dave Fridmann. The Flaming Lips have begun work on their next Warner Bros. studio album with longtime producer Dave Fridmann. However, Lips frontman Wayne Coyne admits to Billboard.com, "It…

  5. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Billy Corgan, Butch Walker

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Corgan, Butch Walker The Roots, the Dead's Mickey Hart, the Coup, Michelle Shocked and Third Eye Blind are the first acts to sign on for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. The event will be held Nov. 13 at the Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland,…

  6. Avril Soaks Up 'SpongeBob' Theme

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne will sing the "SpongeBob SquarePants" theme song on the animated film's soundtrack, according to the publicist for the project. In addition, the Shins, Ween and Motorhead are newly confi Avril Lavigne will sing the "SpongeBob SquarePants" theme song on…

  7. Raitt, Earle Tribute NRBQ

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be released March 9 on Spirithouse Records. It will be the first release from the Boston-based independent label. Artists on "The Q Peop NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be…

  8. Chantal Kreviazuk Aims To 'Mean Something' In U.S.

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Kreviazuk" may not be the easiest name to elevate to household-word status, but the Canadian singer/songwriter who stands behind it spells out her mission in no uncertain terms: "People do different things to different types of…

  9. Kid's Choose Favorites With Nick

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B2K took the favorite music group award and thrilled the audience with a performance at Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Saturday's event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., fo B2K took the favorite music group award and thrilled the audience with a…

  10. Parents Group Spanks MTV Fare

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A TV watchdog group denounced MTV yesterday (Aug. 1) for excessive raunchiness in a new report, "The Ten Best and Worst Shows on Cable Television of the 2001/2002 Season." MTV programs like "The Osbou A TV watchdog group denounced MTV yesterday (Aug. 1) for excessive…

  11. White Stripes, Gaye, Trash Brats Win Big In Detroit

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Garage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionary soulster Marvin Gaye, and punky glam rockers Trash Brats were the big winners at the 12th annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday (April 19) at Detro Garage rock duo the White Stripes, late visionary soulster Marvin Gaye, and punky glam…

  12. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

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