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Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection For 'Wish I Was Here'

By Michael West | 11th July 2014

By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You will no longer be of the opinion that the best thing to come out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is Walter White. The...

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Lollapalooza Day 1 Round Up: Sabbath And Keys Paint It Black

4th August 2012

Day one of Lollapalooza went by yesterday and was a massive success as the headline slots on the Bud Light and Red Bull Soundstage stages were black as night, with veteran rockers Black Sabbath and...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Lollapalooza

11th April 2012

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Black Sabbath will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival.The trio will be joined at the three-day Chicago music event by a diverse range of acts which also...

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The Things They Say 24766

29th March 2012

"It was enough to get me out of debt, and enough for me to make what was a very hard decision." The Shins frontman James Mercer on agreeing to let MCDonald's bosses use his New...

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The Shins 'Port Of Morrow' Receives Cautious Praise From Critics

21st March 2012

The Shins have made their major label debut on Columbia with fourth album 'Port Of Morrow,' after making a huge breakthrough with their third 'Wincing The Night Away' on Sub-Pop almost five years ago. That...

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Foo Fighters Headline Reading And Leeds

12th March 2012

Foo Fighters will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals this year. The 'Best of You' hitmakers will appear at Reading on Sunday August 26 and Leeds on Friday August 24, making it the third time the...

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Naomi Watts Relives Boot Camp Ordeal

26th February 2011

Naomi Watts wasn't allowed to complain about pain on her new movie.The 42-year-old actress - who has sons Sacha, three, and Kai, two, with long-term partner Liev Schreiber - was sent to boot camp to...

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Naomi Watts' Video Nasties

1st November 2010

Naomi Watts was made to watch videos of "people being killed in the most gruesome ways" for her latest film. The Australian actress plays former US spy Valerie Plame in her latest film 'Fair Game'...

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The Strokes Rock Decade

17th November 2009

The Strokes' 'Is This It' has been named album of the decade.The American rockers' 2001 debut LP topped a list compiled by British music magazine NME made up of votes from record producers, label bosses...

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Danger Mouse Forms New Act With The Shins' Mercer

29th September 2009

GNARLS BARKLEY star BRIAN 'DANGER MOUSE' BURTON has formed a new band with THE SHINS frontman JAMES MERCER.The duo are working on new material under the name Broken Bells and plan to release a debut...

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Vampire Weekend 'Welcomed Back To London'

27th October 2008

VAMPIRE WEEKEND enjoyed a good reception from London audiences, after kicking off a three-night residency at The Forum in Kentish town.The New York outfit brought along an all-female string section, with frontman Ezra Koenig saying...

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Malkmus + Mercer To Play Elementary School Gig

2nd April 2008

Former PAVEMENT frontman STEPHEN MALKMUS and THE SHINS' JAMES MERCER are among the acts who will perform at a Portland, Oregon elementary school next week (begs07Apr08). Malkmus and Mercer, who both live in Portland, will...

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The Shins + Banhart Contribute Charity T-shirt Designs

28th February 2008

Cult rockers THE SHINS, DEVENDRA BANHART and RILO KILEY have turned T-shirt designers to create casual wear for charity. Proceeds from the sale of the musicians' $25 (GBP12.50) T-shirts will go to non-profit organisation the...

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Shins Star Abuse Case Dropped

9th January 2008

LATEST: THE SHINS rocker MARTY CRANDALL has had the domestic abuse case against him dropped due to lack of evidence. The New Slang star was arrested along with his ex-girlfriend, former America's Next Top Model...

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Shins Star Crandall Released From Jail

8th January 2008

THE SHINS rocker MARTY CRANDALL has been released from jail following his arrest on charges of assaulting his model ex-girlfriend. The New Slang star was held on $25,000 (GBP12,500) bail by Sacramento County, California, police...

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Shins Star Crandall Charges With Domestic Assault

7th January 2008

THE SHINS rocker MARTY CRANDALL has been charged with domestic assault following an alleged physical altercation with his model girlfriend on Friday (04Jan08). The New Slang star is currently being held on $25,000 (GBP12,500) bail...

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Stars Submit Weeds Theme Covers To Tv Bosses

10th July 2007

RANDY NEWMAN, THE SHINS, LINKIN PARK and BILLY BOB THORNTON have been selected from the 90 acts who've sent TV bosses a cover of the WEEDS theme tune in the hope of having their submissions...

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Carling Weekend Expands Further

1st May 2007

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend bill, including a few old favourites alongside newer bands.Jimmy Eat World and Eagles of Death Metal will play the main stage, along with...

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Arctic Monkeys Confirmed For Aussie Festival

18th April 2007

Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed as one of the headliners at the Splendour in the Grass festival in Australia.The New South Wales festival boasts an impressive line-up this year including Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, the...

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Shins Frontman Wrote Album Next To Crack House

22nd February 2007

THE SHINS frontman JAMES MERCER found the inspiration to write the US band's third album WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY when he lived next door to a crack house. The songwriter decided to move out of...

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Fascinating Fact 2882

22nd February 2007

THE SHINS frontman JAMES MERCER lives in the same Portland, Oregon house the late ELLIOTT SMITH recorded his ROMAN CANDLE album in....

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Pretty Ricky Beat The Shins To The Top Of The Us Charts

31st January 2007

Hip-hop boy band PRETTY RICKY has ended the DREAMGIRLS soundtrack's reign at the top of the US album charts after debuting LATE NIGHT SPECIAL at number one. The group's new album beat WINCING THE NIGHT...

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The Shins: 'We Read Our Fan's Blogs'

26th January 2007

THE SHINS frontman JAMES MERCER is addicted to visiting web blogs to find out what music fans think of his new songs. The 36-year-old rocker has been scouring the internet for feedback since the band's...

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The Shins Star Thankful To Portman

12th January 2007

THE SHINS frontman JAMES MERCER is grateful to actress NATALIE PORTMAN for namechecking his band in movie GARDEN STATE, because their record sales increased dramatically as a result. The US rockers were a moderately successful...

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The Shins Ask Fans For Help

8th September 2006

Rockers THE SHINS are appealing to fans to help them shoot their next video. The OH, INVERTED WORLD stars have asked every member of the audience who attends their concert at Austin City Limits Music...

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The Shins Ditch UK Festival Performances

9th August 2006

American band THE SHINS have cancelled two UK festival slots, apologising to fans for their "inexcusable" late decision. The rockers were scheduled to play the Reading and Leeds festivals later this month (26-27AUG06) but have...

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Lavigne Lands Spongebob Theme

1st October 2004

AVRIL LAVIGNE has been given the honour of re-recording the theme to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS for the animated TV show's movie adaptation. FLAMING LIPS, WILCO and THE SHINS are among the stars on the eclectic...

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