The singer will play more guitar on the "heavier"-sounding record...

SHIRLEY MANSON has declared she will play more guitar on the forthcoming Garbage album, and that it currently sounds “heavier” than their previous output.

Speaking in a webchat with [url=], Manson revealed that although the album is still in the early stages of recording: “It’s heavier, perhaps, than ‘Version 2.0“. She added that if they got bored with the current sound, they may choose instead to “strip it down to bare minimalism”.

Elsewhere in the chat, Manson said she has decided she wants to learn the guitar “like a pro” to “inspire people, particularly women”. She said: “I decided that I wanted to play more guitar in the live context because I got a little disheartened on tour last summer when Garbage was playing all the summer festivals, and I found myself to be the only female on the bill. I decided there and then that I would go back home and learn to play my guitar like a pro because I wanted to inspire people, particularly women, to pick up a guitar and make a noise.”


In other Garbage news, Manson has revealed in her regular studio diary on the official Garbage website, [url=], that she is still having trouble finalising the lyrics for the album. She said: “Butch (Vig) is downstairs tracking some ‘live’ drums whilst I am supposed to be busy putting the finishing touches to one particular lyric that has been giving me jip but in fact finding myself to be doing anything but.

“I just can’t seem to concentrate on anything lately. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”

Elsewhere she writes: “I am bored out of my skull. I cannot face another minute here in the studio. I have got to get out of here right now.”

Garbage are currently working on their third studio album, the follow-up to ‘Version 2.0’. Working titles for tracks cited for inclusion include ‘Begging Bowl’, ‘Shut Your Mouth’, ‘Use Me’, ‘Over A Cup Of Coffee’, ‘Walking on Shells’, ‘Silence Is Golden’ and ‘So Like A Rose’.