1. 99¢

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the late '90s with a deliriously twisted remake of "Warm Leatherette." Now, after releasing a "best-of" compilation ("The Re-Releases of the U Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the…

  2. Ashlee Takes Tunes On The Road

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ashlee Simpson will hit the road on her first headlining theater tour next year. Ashlee Simpson will hit the road on her first headlining theater tour next year. The outing will kick off Feb. 2 in Houston and stretch through a March 30 show in Norfolk, Va. Fans can expect a glimpse at Simpson…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  4. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music From the Movie and More

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST What better way to appeal to today's young audience than to have Avril Lavigne kick off a SpongeBob SquarePants soundtrack with the theme song? "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (opening in theaters N What better way to appeal to today's young audience than to have Avril…

  5. Modern Rockers Cram 'Stubbs' Soundtrack

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exclusive tracks from Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie." Exclusive tracks recorded by the likes of the Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie." Due March 15 via Aspyr…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops. Following last weekend's appearance…

  7. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  8. Up All Night

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A mark of a great frontman is the ability to get people out of their seats to turn up the volume, dance, bounce or perhaps lip-sync into a hairbrush in front of a mirror. A mark of a great frontman is the ability to get people out of their seats to turn up the volume, dance, bounce or perhaps…

  9. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "SpongeBob SquarePants" Worldwide 'Pants' Avril Lavigne, the Flaming Lips, Wilco and the Shins join the fun on the "SpongeBob SquarePants" soundtrack, due this week from Sire. Lavigne sings the theme song, while Wilco's "Just a Kid" features…

  10. Sleater-Kinney Starts Fresh With Sub Pop Deal

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. The group will begin recording its debut…

  11. Shatner's 'Transformed Man' Reborn

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen. Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen. The set, which features the venerable Capt. Kirk reading…

  12. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand are among the 13 artists represented on the compilation "KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3," due Jan. 11 via Palm. All tracks were recorded on the Los Angeles-area station's celebrated…

  13. 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…

  14. Chemical Brothers 'Push' Through New Album

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran electronica duo the Chemical Brothers will return early next year with a new studio album, "Push the Button." Veteran electronica duo the Chemical Brothers will return early next year with a new studio album, "Push the Button." First single "Galvanize"…

  15. 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…

  16. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty The Flaming Lips' official Web site will be the sole source for the photo collection "Waking Up With a Placebo Head Wound: Images of the Flaming Lips From the Archives of Jay Blakesberg and J. Michelle Martin-Coyne -- 1987-2004." The 184…

  17. Wilco, Lips, Sleater-Kinney To Rock NYC NYE

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, the Flaming Lips and Sleater-Kinney will team for a New Year's Eve concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. Wilco, the Flaming Lips and Sleater-Kinney will team for a New Year's Eve concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tickets will be available via…

  18. Update: Simpson 'SNL' Gaffe Blamed On Acid Reflux

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If Ashlee Simpson's stomach was upset Saturday night, imagine how she's feeling now. Busted for a "Saturday Night Live" lip-synch gone awry, her manager-father said today (Oct. 25) his 19-year-old dau If Ashlee Simpson's stomach was upset Saturday night, imagine how…

  19. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elliott Smith Fond Farewell Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," is released this week via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Smith died from knife wounds last October; the material he had been working on was posthumously overseen by members…

  20. 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…

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