Garbage Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

3rd March 2014

Fact: Garbage singer Shirley Manson has been animated as a three-eyed alien for pal Brody Dalle's new Meet the Foetus music video.

28th June 2012

Fact: Acclaimed producer and Garbage drummer Butch Vig is going country for his new band Emperors Of Wyoming's debut album. The man behind Nirvana's classic Nevermind album formed the group in 2009 with singer Phil Davis and Pete and Frank Anderson, and their first official release will hit retailers in September (12).

11th June 2012

Quote: "We've never had an argument in the band. It's much more dark and twisted than that. There's never any shouting - it's seething resentment instead. Towards the end of our last tour was the most difficult time. We felt resentment about external factors but took it out on each other by not communicating." Garbage's issues with their former record label affected the dynamics of the band, according to frontwoman Shirley Manson.

18th March 2012

Quote: "I went to Coachella and 99.9 per cent of the acts I saw, I thought, 'Why am I in retirement...?' I was like, 'Get off the stage, let me show you how this is supposed to be done!' There was a lot of shoe-gazing going on and I can't stand that. I feel like if you're paying top dollar to go and see a show, you wanna show." A trip to California's Coachella music festival prompted rocker Shirley Manson to reunite Garbage.

31st January 2012

Quote: "My solo album is dead and buried. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful corpse that we had an open casket." Garbage star Shirley Manson has given up on her solo dreams now the rock band is back together.

29th July 2009

Fact: Shirley Manson is set to appear as a virtual character in the new GUITAR HERO computer game. Fans will be able to play as the Garbage rocker when it is released in the autumn (09).

29th July 2009

Fact: Garbage star Shirley Manson joined No Doubt for a rendition of ADAM & THE ANTS' STAND & DELIVER during a gig in Los Angeles on Monday night (27Jul09).

7th October 2008

Fact: Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran will be featured on a forthcoming collection of James Bond themes. The LP, entitled The Best Of Bond…James Bond, is due out in the U.S. on 28 October (08) and will also include tracks from Tina Turner, A-HA, Louis Armstrong, Sheryl Crow and Garbage.

14th April 2008

Quote: "I'm 41, I'm a woman not a kid. I have no interest in making silly pop music." Garbage star Shirley Manson refuses to bow to record label pressure to make a commercial solo album. The untitled debut has been put on hold as the singer and her record label row over how best to sell the project to music fans.

25th May 2007

Fact: Rockers Garbage have commissioned Unkle, Massive Attack and the CRYSTAL METHOD, among others, to remix their hits for a new best of retrospective, called Absolute Garbage.

3rd December 2006

Fact: Garbage star Shirley Manson is working on her first solo album with Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan and Jack White, but plans to release a cover of a John Lennon track as her first single.


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