Shirley Manson

Post your questions for Garbage’s Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson has seen it all, and then some. Over her 20-plus years as a songwriter and performer – under her own name, as part of Angelfish and Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, and with legendary alt-rock band Garbage – the Scottish musician has sold millions of records, performed with Iggy Pop and Gwen Stefani, starred as a Terminator (in the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and campaigned extensively for Aids foundations, cancer charities and the 2010 Haiti earthquake relief fund.
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Garbage's Shirley Manson: we’ve reached a point in our career where we just expect the worst

With the global pandemic dominating the news over the past two years, it’s easy to forget prior events. But 2018 was a particularly nauseating year for the worst in international politics. In the USA, work began on the Trump’s border wall with Mexico. Refugee immigrant children were separated from their parents at a border detention centre. In the UK, former British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a Russian nerve agent. Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Kashoggi was assassinated.

Garbage’s Shirley Manson says ‘Beautiful Garbage’ album nearly ended her career

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson has admitted that she thought the band’s 2001 album ‘Beautiful Garbage’ was “the end of my career”. The record, which was recently reissued to mark its 20th anniversary, “died on a vine” when it was first released according to the singer despite landing at Number Six in the Official UK albums chart.

Shirley Manson: 'In the 90s I was described as a crazy, angry feminist'

Since Garbage formed in 1993, they've been a vessel for change, encouraging conversations about social issues with biting lyrics and an attitude perfect for ruffling the feathers of misogynists. Now Shirley Manson, the voice behind the band, has revealed that Garbage's affinity for tackling these topics has seen her framed in a less-than-positive light, with many, over the years, dismissing her as a "crazy, angry feminist".

Shirley Manson on the album that expanded Garbage's sound: "We got royally punished for it"

By the year 2001, Garbage was on a roll. The band was flying high on the heels of two hit albums, "Garbage" and "Version 2.0," and they were poised to enjoy even greater levels of stardom and influence. They had released a spate of hit singles in the process — "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid Girl," to name a few. Heck, they had even landed the latest James Bond theme in "The World Is Not Enough."

Garbage’s Shirley Manson: “Weird is good.”

Shirley Manson on The Jump, Beautiful Garbage, & The Importance of Weird. Shirley Manson catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about season three of The Jump, the podcast that finds her speaking with some of her favorite artists about the songs that changed their careers. The Garbage lead singer discusses the art of songwriting and it’s current place in the pop landscape, the importance of being weird, and the opportunities to borrow from greatness. Manson also dives into her interview with Alanis Morissette and their shared experience coming up in the 90s, the power of Cat Power, and being a hero to so many people in the way that she sees Patti Smith. It’s also the 20th anniversary of Garbage’s third album, Beautiful Garbage, and Shirley tells us about the painful period that produced the LP and it’s lining up with 9/11, but how it’s eventually come to speak for this current moment and finally find the recognition it deserves.

Garbage’s Shirley Manson Talks ‘Wondrous’ Tour Moments While Giving Credit To Her Authentic, ‘Fiery’ Self

Some people have taken the past few months in stride, others a bit more laidback. Shirley Manson? The singer-songwriter, podcast host, actress, touring musician, and rebellious icon? 2021 was a launching pad for her, giving the performer even more of a platform to showcase her rockstar qualities, cultural awareness, and deep-rooted passion.

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Shirley Manson of Garbage

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. We caught up with Shirley Manson, the absolute force of nature, frontwoman of Garbage...

Shirley Manson talks about her dream come true with 'The Jump' podcast

Shirley Manson is a busy woman. She's getting ready to hit the road with her iconic band Garbage and Alanis Morissette and will be at the Hollywood Bowl in October. She's also got the third season of 'The Jump' podcast where she talks to influential singers about their work and careers.