AAA playlist: Shirley Manson

AAA playlist: Shirley Manson

It’s 20 years since Garbage’s second studio album, Version 2.0, was released – and the American-Scottish alt-rockers are marking the occasion with a tour that brings them to the Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Tuesday (September 4). The album, which includes the likes of Push It, I Think I’m Paranoid, When I Grow Up and Special, has sold an impressive four million copies worldwide since its release – and a special 20th anniversary edition was released in June….

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Shirley Manson’s Garbage to reissue Version 2.0 ahead of Edinburgh gig

Shirley Manson’s Garbage to reissue Version 2.0 ahead of Edinburgh gig

Having recently announced shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow to mark the 20th anniversary of Version 2.0, American-Scottish alt-rockers Garbage have now confirmed a reissue of their classic second album. The band have also shared the bonus track Lick The Pavement – and you can listen to it below. The album, which contains the hit singles I Think I’m Paranoid and Push It, will be re-released on June 22 ahead of an anniversary tour that sees them…

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Garbage release politically-charged video

Garbage release politically-charged video

Garbage, the American-Scottish alt-rock band fronted by Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson, have shared a politically-charged video for latest single No Horses. You can watch it right here. The track will benefit the International Committee of the Red Cross, with all profits from its sales and streams being donated to the charity at the end of 2018. Stockbridge-raised Manson appears in the video dressed in a red hooded cloak. Director Scott Stuckey said in a press release: “It’s…

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Shirley Manson dubs Spice Girls an ‘abhorrent sham’

Shirley Manson dubs Spice Girls an ‘abhorrent sham’

Garbage’s feisty frontwoman Shirley Manson has hit out at the Spice Girls’ portrayal as feminists in the Nineties – claiming that ‘Girl Power’ was ‘a sham’. The Edinburgh-born singer, who grew up in the Stockbridge area of the city, was discussing the impact of feminism on music in the Nineties with Vice Magazine. “I always hated the term Girl Power,” said Shirley, who joined local band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie as a back-up vocalist soon after…

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Listen to new Garbage song Even Though Our Love Is Doomed

Listen to new Garbage song Even Though Our Love Is Doomed

Shirley Manson’s Garbage have shared a second track from their eagerly-awaited new album – titled Even Though Our Love Is Doomed – and you can listen to it right here. The American-Scottish alt rockers release sixth album Strange Little Birds on June 10. Lead single Empty was released in April. Strange Little Birds is said to include reference to fan mail they’ve received as well as the music they listened to growing up. “To me, this record, funnily…

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Watch Shirley Manson fall off stage at Garbage gig

Watch Shirley Manson fall off stage at Garbage gig

Garbage singer Shirley Manson fell off stage while performing at a festival in Los Angeles over the weekend – but somehow managed to continue singing. Watch the footage below. The Edinburgh-born singer and her band were playing at KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday (May 14) when she stumbled off the stage during a rendition of 1998 song Special. Stockbridge-raised Manson, 49, seemed to be unhurt by the fall, which was caught on camera by a fan – see…

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