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Butch Vig Says Nevermind ‘Would Not Have the Same Cultural Impact’ Today

Nirvana's Nevermind continues to endure nearly 30 years, but would its legend be what it is if it was released today? Butch Vig isn't so sure.
Katherine Turman / October 27, 2020

28 Musicians Predict the 2020 NFL Season

Are you ready for some football? Somehow, someway, the NFL season is here. There was no preseason this year due to the ongoing pandemic, so…
Daniel Kohn / September 10, 2020

Garbage Announce 20th Anniversary Reissue of Version 2.0, Release “Lick the Pavement”

Alternative icons Garbage have announced a 20th anniversary reissue of their 1998 album Version 2.0, home of classic tracks like "I Think I'm Paranoid." The reissue will tack on 10…
Anna Gaca / March 28, 2018

Watch Dave Grohl Talk About Nirvana in New Clip from The Smart Studios Story

A new clip from the documentary about Butch Vig and Steve Marker's legendary Wisconsin studio, The Smart Studios Story, premiered today on Pitchfork. The studio…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 27, 2016

Shirley Manson and Butch Vig Answer 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of ‘Garbage’

Shirley Manson refers to herself a "truth-seeker." "I’ve been taught that when people ask, 'How are you,' they’re not looking to hear how you actually are,"
Rachel Brodsky / August 13, 2015

Hear Garbage Dissect ‘Felt’ on the Song Exploder Podcast

Shirley Manson is still one of our favorite interview subjects, and in a brand new installment of the Song Exploder podcast, you can hear her…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2014

Help Fund This Documentary Featuring Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan, and Shirley Manson

Between 1982 and 2010, Butch Vig's Smart Studios served as an alt-rock fortress in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded by Vig and fellow Garbage member Steve Marker,…
Kyle McGovern / March 7, 2014

Dave Grohl Provides New Peek at ‘Sound City’ Documentary

Dave Grohl may continue to hold the Nicest Dude in Rock title, but right now he's up there with Green Day and No Doubt when…
Devon Maloney / July 19, 2012

Read Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Film Announcement in His Own Handwriting

In case you hadn't heard over the past, oh, two decades, Dave Grohl is a 21st century analog boy. Really analog. Through and through, analog…
Devon Maloney / May 1, 2012

In the Studio: Garbage Talk ‘Hungriness’ of 2012 LP

Now that Garbage's long-awaited fifth album — the band's first since 2005's Bleed Like Me — is nearly done, Shirley Manson and Co. are ready…
Jeanne Fury / October 17, 2011

Foo Fighters Preview Raging Song from Spring LP

"There's 11 songs and front to back, there's not one sleepy ballad," Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl recently said of the group's upcoming disc. He…
Kevin O'Donnell / January 18, 2011

Album of the Year: Against Me!

Antiestablishment anger is as crucial an element of rock'n'roll as cars and girls, but where do you turn when the escapism becomes as stultifying and…
Steve Kandell / January 1, 2008