Garbage Biography

Garbage is an alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish singer Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion). All four members are involved in songwriting and production. The band have counted worldwide album sales of over 17 million units.

Garbage's debut album, Garbage, was critically acclaimed and an unexpected smash, selling over 4 million copies and certified double platinum in the UK, US, and Australia while accompanied by a string of increasingly successful singles in 1995-1996, including "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains". Follow-up Version 2.0, released in 1998 after two years of production, had an equal commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and getting nominations for two Grammy Awards. Garbage followed this up by performing and co-producing the theme song to the nineteenth James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.

Despite critical acclaim, Garbage's 2001 third album Beautiful Garbage failed to match the commercial success achieved by its predecessors. Garbage quietly disbanded amidst the troubled production of fourth album Bleed Like Me, but ultimately regrouped to complete the album, which was released in 2005 and peaked at a career-high No. 4 in the US. The band cut short their concert tour in support of Bleed Like Me announcing an "indefinite hiatus", emphasizing that they had not broken up, but wished to pursue personal interests. The hiatus was briefly interrupted in 2007, as Garbage recorded new tracks for greatest hits retrospective Absolute Garbage. Garbage ultimately regrouped in 2011, and released fifth album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 via the band's own independent label, Stunvolume Records.

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Garbage News

Garbage plan to release new album next year

The rock group want to put out the follow-up to 2012's 'Not Your Kind Of People' sooner rather than later

  • Apr 1, 2013

Garbage start work on their sixth studio album

Band are set to lay down tracks in the recording studio for 'Not Your Kind Of People' follow up in early 2013

  • Dec 17, 2012

Garbage's Shirley Manson tells fans to 'fuck off and blow me' on Twitter

Singer responds to fan criticism after gig in Koln, Germany

  • Nov 27, 2012

'Drunk' Shirley Manson impersonator hacks Garbage's Twitter account

The hacker asked 'attractive girls' to post pictures of themselves on the site

  • Oct 19, 2012

Garbage's Shirley Manson receives death threats over Twitter

Police searching for social network user after series of abusive messages

  • Jul 17, 2012

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Push it

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Blood for Poppies

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Stupid Girl

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Going To See The Mrs

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Green & Blue

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Garbage Reviews

Garbage - 'Not Your Kind Of People'

Garbage - 'Not Your Kind Of People'

Pedestrian, anodyne and utterly unremarkable

  • May 15, 2012

Garbage - 'Blood For Poppies'

Eardrum-bursting goodness

  • Apr 5, 2012

Garbage : Shut Your Mouth

..dated and irrelevant...

  • Oct 3, 2002

Garbage : Barcelona Razmatazz

Shirley Manson looks ready for combat...

  • Jun 28, 2002

Garbage : Bristol Colston Hall

What we have is a fantastic frontwoman singing a string of fundamentally average songs...

  • Apr 16, 2002

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