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Shirley Manson

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Shirley Manson on Garbage’s Anthology, James Bond Theme, & Next Album

Kyle Meredith With...

Shirley Manson catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about Anthology, the new compilation from Garbage that traces their entire catalog through last year’s No Gods No Masters.The frontwoman tells us how their record label talked them into the compilation and the struggle of it not being released in the US, how 2016's Strange Little Birds went mostly overlooked, and “being erased from musical history” after the critical-slagging of their 1999 James Bond theme "The World Is Not Enough" (as well as the reappraisal that’s happened since). Manson then gets into the financial risk of touring in a post-pandemic world before letting us peek into their next album, which she says is currently in the works.Listen to the latest episode of the Kyle Meredith With… podcast now and then do yourself a favor and like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts. You can also keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


7 Dec 2022

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Midnight Meets With Colin Murray

The Garbage lead singer on accountability in song writing, connection and escapism when performing live, sexism, legacy, inspiration, and criticism over the band recording a Bond theme.


25 Nov 2022

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The Story Behind Why Garbage's Shirley Manson Is "Only Happy When It Rains"

The Story Behind The Song

Garbage are an iconic, eclectic band that is anything but what their name implies. Fronting the outfit is the charismatic and irrepressible Shirley Manson from Edinburgh, Scotland. Manson first met up with her three future bandmates in Wisconsin as a result of one of those strange, classic twists of rock and roll fate involving MTV, a phone call, and a disastrous first audition. In then end, Garbage was formed (even if Manson still isn't such a fan of the name), and with their self-titled debut came the iconic hit "Only Happy When It Rains," a record that feels as fresh today as it did nearly 30 years ago.In fact, as Manson tells it, the misery of that song pours down even more heavily now on audiences as they celebrate and dance to it on the band’s current North American tour with Alanis Morissette. (Get tickets to see for yourself via Ticketmaster.)In the latest episode of The Story Behind the Song, Manson joins host Peter Csathy to share all about the misery behind "Only Happy When It Rains," including her initial thoughts upon reading the "nursery rhyme" lyrics. Manson also discusses "The Men Who Rule the World," the lead song on Garbage's No Gods No Masters, a track that perfectly encapsulates Manson's current state of mind and features lyrics that rained down on her in a moment of spontaneous inspiration.Listen to the full episode now, or check out the complete video interview at Consequence.Make sure you like, review, and subscribe to The Story Behind the Song wherever you get your podcasts to catch each episode of the monthly series. Also keep an eye on the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our series, and follow host Peter Csathy on Twitter @pcsathy and at Creative Media.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


18 Jul 2022

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The Bling Viera Podcast

Microtech Knives sponsor, S.T. Dupont sponsor, Snickers sponsor, Shirley Manson & I riding around Downtown Dublin on a tandem bike. It is summertime. eBay is a Ponzi scheme. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bling-viera/message


6 Jun 2022

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John Doe (X) with Shirley Manson (Garbage)

Talkhouse Podcast

On this week’s Talkhouse Podcast, we’ve got a pair of guests who I can call legends without hesitation: Shirley Manson and John Doe.Doe is a founding member of the insanely influential punk band X, which started life way back in 1977 Los Angeles. They were part of a scene that leaned into hardcore punk, but X set itself apart by sneaking elements of country and Americana into their blistering records and live sets. And the chemistry between Doe and his co-lead singer Exene Cervenka was legendary: In fact, it still is. Though the band has split a few times over the years, they’re still actively rocking all these years later, and in fact released a really great record in 2020, called Alphabetland—it was their first in about 20 years. Doe has also been an active solo artist as well, and he’s got a great new album coming out May 20, 2022: It’s called Fables in a Foreign Land, and it’s a concept record whose tales take place in the 1890s. It’s dark and folky, and includes some songwriting help from a bunch of amazing folks, including today’s other guest, Shirley Manson.Manson of course is the singer and frontperson of Garbage, which she’s been a part of steadily since the early 1990s. Garbage was formed by producer Butch Vig—he of Nirvana’s Nevermind fame—and was a massive success right out of the gate, with hits like “Queer,” “Stupid Girl,” and “Only Happy When It Rains.” They even did one of the best James Bond themes in recent memory, “The World is Not Enough.” The band has released a steady stream of great records over the years, including last year’s No Gods No Masters. A bonus track from that album, “Destroying Angels,” was written with and features both John Doe and Exene Cervenka, and an entirely different version of it also appears on this great new John Doe record.In this chat, Manson grills Doe on his intentions as a songwriter, and he asks her about Garbage’s process as well. Manson wants to know whether Doe considers himself a singer or songwriter first, and she refers to Butch Vig more than once in her charming Scottish accent as "Butchie." They also talk about the afterlife, and how playing new music for the people closest to you can be a little deflating. Enjoy.Thanks for listening to the Talkhouse Podcast, and thanks to Shirley Manson and John Doe for chatting. If you like what you heard, please follow Talkhouse on your favorite podcast platform and all social media channels. This episode was produced by Myron Kaplan, and the Talkhouse theme is composed and performed by the Range. See you next time!CORRECTION: May 12, 6:17 PM Shirley claims via Twitter that she never referred to Vig as “Butchie,” and upon further review of the tapes, it seems I was misinterpreting a breath as another syllable. Apologies to Ms. Manson!


12 May 2022

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Bilingual Podcast

La cantante de Garbage repasa su año en cuarentena, reflexiona sobre el movimiento Black Lives Matter, habla sobre Greta Thunberg y Jane Goodall, cuenta su experiencia como podcaster entrevistando a sus héroes - entre ellos Patti Smith, quien le recitó un poema en su podcast - , habla sobre Dave Chappelle, la igualdad de género, qué hemos aprendido en la pandemia, los 20 años de Beautiful Garbage, su tercer álbum, por qué nunca se lanzó como solista y sus recuerdos de un concierto en Bogotá. 


12 Jan 2022

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Episode 477: Shirley Manson (of Garbage)


It’s been a big couple of years for Shirley Manson — not something every artist can say, as a global pandemic stretches into its second year. Nor, is it something many bands can say staring down their third decade of existence. Our call is scheduled early — another rarity in this world. When we connect, the musician explains that’s she set to go exploring on a rare off day for Garbage’s tour with fellow alternative icon, Alanis Morissette. In June, the band released its well-received seventh LP, No Gods No Masters, which found Manson’s lyrics taking no prisoners in a world that too often appears to be coming apart at the seams. Late last month, the singer also kicked off a new season of her critically acclaimed interview podcast, Jump, which features frank conversations with artists like Patti Smith and David Byrne.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


3 Sep 2021

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Episode 108 Shirley Manson

The Lydian Spin

Vocalist Shirley Manson has been the lead singer of the band Garbage since 1994. The band became one the best selling acts of the 1990s. Nearly thirty years later the band has just released their seventh album No Gods No Masters, which is a socially conscious  mix of goth and pop. In addition to her music Shirley has done a bit of acting. In 2008 she was in the second season of Terminator: The Sarah Chronicles. Shirley lives in Los Angeles with her husband sound engineer Billy Bush. You can see her perform live this summer, as Garbage will be on tour with Alanis Morissette and Cat Power through this coming fall.

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6 Aug 2021

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FaceCulture: Giving You The People Behind The Music

Garbage is an American rock band fronted by Scottish vocalist and musician Shirley Manson. The band immediately made waves with their eponymous debut album (released in 1995) and their follow-up 'Version 2.0' (1998) topped the UK charts and earned the band two Grammy nominations. Garbage released their seventh studio album ' No Gods No Masters' in June of 2021 and we spoke with Shirley Manson about the album,  witnessing a people's revolution in Santiago, Chile,  The Men Who Rule The World and equality for women, Uncomfortably Me, why being in a band means so much to her, our tendency towards greed, and a lot more! Interview by: Martin KuiperSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/FaceCulture)


1 Jul 2021

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My Turning Point

An alternative rock icon, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson is one of the baddest, most candid, outspoken and interesting people in music today. And she does not disappoint on this week's "My Turning Point," telling host Steve Baltin about the band's new album, her musical heroes, and more.


14 Jun 2021