You know Butch Vig as the drummer and producer of Garbage, or you know him as the producer of genre-defining albums from Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, but there is more to him than that. He has been working with most of the people he makes music with for more than 30 years. The new Garbage album, No Gods No Masters, is out now.
Episode 448: Butch Vig (of Garbage and 5 Billion in Diamonds)
It’s a perfect rock and roll story, and Butch Vig swears it’s true. The day that Kurt Cobain died is the day same day he met future bandmate Shirley Manson. Some things are just meant to be, perhaps. It was a profound turning point for the producer’s career. One of the era’s most successful producers going on to form one of the decade’s most popular rock bands, Garbage. These days, Vig continues to serve as a producer for some of rock’s biggest names, from the Foo Fighters to Silverspun Pickups. Last year, Vig reunited with his supergroup, 5 Billion in Diamonds, to release the band’s second LP, Divine Accidents.
5 Billion In Diamonds with Butch Vig, James Grillo & Andy Jenks
Welcome to the latest episode of Retrosonic Podcast "Music From The Edge of the Universe: The 5 Billion In Diamonds Story". We welcome founder members, the legendary producer and drummer with Garbage Butch Vig, Bristol UK producer Andy Jenks and UK DJ James Grillo to hear the definitive and fascinating story on how this star-studded Transatlantic project came to fruition. The band's second LP "Divine Accidents" (Make Records) was our Album of The Year 2020 and it's another imaginary soundtrack to another imaginary film - a dazzling sonic and cinematic mix of Psych Rock and Folk sounds. It features the same stellar cast of collaborators including singers Ebbot Lundberg of The Soundtrack of Our Lives, David Schelzel of The Ocean Blue, Damian O'Neill of The Undertones, Sandra Dedrick of The Free Design, singer Helen White and musicians including the Bristol Wrecking Crew of Alex Lee, Sean Cook and Damon Reece on guitars, bass and drums. The album also features new sublime contributions from James Bagshaw of British psych rockers Temples and gorgeous vocals from Martin Barnard from Jenk’s '90's combo Alpha. In this thoroughly entertaining journey through 5 Billion In Diamonds musical universe, Butch, Andy and James play and talk us through some of the many and varied influences on the 5BiD sound including John Barry, Ramases, John Carpenter, Jimmie Spheeris, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Michel Legrand, Linda Perhacs, Faust, Jeff Bridges and Richard Rodney Bennett. There's also a pick of their own music from both albums including the forthcoming single and a special sneak preview of the as yet unreleased vinyl-only bonus track featuring Jimmy Chamberlin from The Smashing Pumpkins. There's a comprehensive introduction to all of the 5BiD special guest musicians and vocalists and a Butch Vig edited medley of examples of their music. If all that is not enough, James tells us who is next on his special guest wish list, Andy plays a track from his new project Ree-Vo and Butch gives us an update on the new Garbage album. We even find out how TV presenter, naturalist and conservationist Chris Packham is involved with 5 Billion In Diamonds. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this very special episode, packed full of music from the edge of the universe. Please check out the feature at Retro Man Blog at the link below for further information, links, video to their current single and exclusive Paul Slattery photographs. https://retroman65.blogspot.com/2021/02/music-from-edge-of-universe-5-billion.html
Butch Vig has a new album called "Divine Accidents" with his group 5 Billion In Diamonds. Who is 5 Billion In Diamonds? What about Garbage? All these questions and more are answered here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Episode 76: Dr. Kevin Dyson, Butch Vig & Lilly Winwood
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Dr. Kevin Dyson #87 formerly of The Tennessee Titans discusses his transition from Player to Principal. Butch Vig discusses his project 5 Billion in Diamonds and Lilly Winwood has a new single “Few More Records”! Enjoy!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joshbelcheruncharted/support
Garbage drummer and super-producer Butch Vig speaks with Kyle Meredith about Divine Accidents. The sophomore album from his side outfit 5 Billion In Diamonds finds him once again collaborating with The Soundtrack of Our Lives' Ebbot Lundberg, Bristol UK producer Andy Jenks, and DJ James Grillo. Vig discusses how the band was inspired by late '60s film music, why they looked to space and spirituality to make sense of the insane, and the similarities with writing Garbage’s James Bond theme to 1999's The World Is Not Enough. Speaking of Garbage, Vig says the new album is about finished and talks about it being dark, schizophrenic, and very edgy, then goes on to talk about his partnership with Native Instruments on a new electronic drum, and what it was like to produce Sonic Youth’s minimal sounding Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
From 2018 -- Butch Vig on the Garbage Version 2.0 tour & new project with Portugal. The Man. The Portland Podcast is produced & edited by Gregory Druker Day (firstname.lastname@example.org). Support the show by visiting http://pdxpodcast.com/ & rating on Apple Podcasts. Music used under license.Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/pdxpod)