Garbage announce only Scottish gig of 2019 – here’s how to get tickets

Garbage announce only Scottish gig of 2019 – here’s how to get tickets

Garbage have announced their only Scottish show of 2019 – at Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre on Wednesday, 17 July. Tickets to see the American-Scottish alt-rock band, fronted by Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson, will go on sale Monday, 11 March at 9am. Last year Garbage visited Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre to celebrate the release the 20th anniversary of their seminal second album Version 2.0. The band recently digitally released their collaboration with punk legends X Angels – and…

Read More

Shirley Manson’s Garbage share ‘murder ballad’

Shirley Manson’s Garbage share ‘murder ballad’

Garbage have digitally released their collaboration with punk legends X Angels – and you can listen to it right here. Destroying Angels had a limited run on vinyl. The original Record Store Day: Black Friday release, which became available last November, previously had only 3,000 vinyl copies pressed. The American-Scottish alt-rockers, fronted by Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson, penned the song with John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X, which Garbage describe as a “murder ballad”….

Read More

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….

Read More

Shirley Manson accuses the music industry of exploiting artists

Shirley Manson accuses the music industry of exploiting artists

Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson has accused the music industry of corporate greed and the exploitation of artists. Stockbridge-raised Shirley, who is heading to the Festival Theatre in September with Garbage, says in the current issue of Hot Press: “It’s an exploitative industry that feeds off talent. I read today in Billboard that only 12 per cent of the $48 billion made last year by the music industry went to artists – and most of that…

Read More

Shirley Manson opens up about her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy Garbage’s success

Shirley Manson opens up about her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy Garbage’s success

Ahead of Garbage’s visit to the Festival Theatre in September, Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson has discussed her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy the band’s worldwide success in a new interview with NME. Garbage recently released a 20th anniversary of Version 2.0 ahead of a tour that sees them visit the Capital on September 4. This year’s NME Icon winner told the magazine: “When Version 2.0 came out it…

Read More

Shirley Manson reveals the moment she wanted to be a rock star

Shirley Manson reveals the moment she wanted to be a rock star

Shirley Manson has revealed how seeing Nick Cave play with The Birthday Party in Edinburgh as a teenager inspired her to become a musician. “I saw Nick Cave play with The Birthday Party in Edinburgh and my friends who were in a Scottish band were opening up for them, so we got free tickets to see him play,” explains the Garbage frontwoman in a new feature for Forbes. “Liz Fraser from the Cocteau Twins was…

Read More

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…

Read More

Shirley Manson demands change for women in the arts

Shirley Manson demands change for women in the arts

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson used last night’s VO5 NME Awards 2018 as a platform to demand change for women in the arts. The Edinburgh-born singer was in attendance at London’s O2 Academy to collect the first ever NME Icon Award, where she said that the representation of women was just what was needed in the current climate. “The current climate kind of breaks my heart,” Stockbridge-raised Manson said on the red carpet. “If you’re any kind of…

Read More

Shirley Manson’s Garbage announce Edinburgh and Glasgow gigs

Shirley Manson’s Garbage announce Edinburgh and Glasgow gigs

As predicted by AAA Edinburgh last year, Shirley Manson is set to return to her native Edinburgh to mark the 20th anniversary of Garbage’s second album, Version 2.0. It’s now been confirmed by promoters Regular Music that Garbage will play at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Tuesday, 4 September and Glasgow’s Barrowlands on Wednesday, 5 September. On both dates, the band will be supported by Edinburgh’s Honeyblood. A few years ago, Garbage played a sell-out gig at…

Read More

Shirley Manson insists ‘men need to start policing their own’

Shirley Manson insists ‘men need to start policing their own’

Edinburgh rock star Shirley Manson has spoken out against the Grammy chief’s comments about women needing to “step up”. In response to the controversial comments from Neil Portnow, the Garbage singer said that “men need to start policing their own” when it comes to representing their gender. In an interview with The Independent, Stockbridge-raised Manson said: “If I were a dude, I would be so embarrassed to have my sex represented in this way. “It…

Read More
1 2 3