Shirley Manson

Garbage’s Shirley Manson Pens Essay on Overcoming Self-Harm

As Garbage celebrate the 20th anniversary reissue and upcoming tour for their 1998 album Version 2.0, bandleader Shirley Manson has penned a poignant essay for the New York Times about…
Anna Gaca / July 3, 2018

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

Fiona Apple Calls Out Grammys President Neil Portnow in New T-Shirt

Fiona Apple recently performed alongside Garbage's Shirley Manson at Girlschool LA, a festival including only female-identifying artists in its lineup. During the set, Apple wore…
Rob Arcand / February 4, 2018

Shirley Manson Reacts to Morrissey’s Statements on Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey: “Fuck YOU”

In the days following the release of his new album Low in High School, Morrissey added to his history of generally tone deaf statements with remarks about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and…
Arielle Gordon / November 20, 2017

Garbage’s Shirley Manson: ‘Be Flawed, Be Fragile, Be a Mess’

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson is boiling eggs and hiding out in her Los Angeles home when she picks up the phone. "A policeman apparently discharged his weapon outside…
Rachel Brodsky / May 17, 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

Shirley Manson Responds to Beck’s Grammy Win by Calling Kanye West a ‘Complete Twat’

As the dust settles around Kanye West's latest public misstep around what "true artistry" means at the Grammys, Shirley Manson has unleashed some choice words…
Rachel Brodsky / February 10, 2015

Shirley Manson Meets Le Butcherettes on Moody ‘Shame, You’re All I’ve Got’

Last week we heard Garbage singer Shirley Manson break down the history behind one of her band's best songs of recent vintage. Now she lends…
Chris Martins / May 20, 2014

Read Shirley Manson’s Love Letter to Dying Record Stores

Garbage reportedly hit the studio earlier this year to start work on new music, following their 2012 comeback effort, Not Your Kind of People. "The good…
Kyle McGovern / March 5, 2013

Garbage’s Twitter Account Hacked by ‘Drunk’ Shirley Manson Imposter

Don't call Garbage paranoid. A "drunk" Shirley Manson imposter hacked the band's official Twitter account Wednesday morning, and sent out hundreds of inappropriate tweets —…
Kyle McGovern / October 18, 2012

Shirley Manson on Real Sexiness, Cutting, and Independence

It's been seven years since Garbage's last album, but the platinum grunge-gloss brooders pick up where they left off with Not Your Kind of People,…
Chris Martins / June 24, 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