About two weeks ago, I went with some friends to see Muse perform at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. While they put on a pretty entertaining performance, the show was, in my opinion, stolen by the opening act, Los Angeles rockers Dead Sara. With fierce, driving riffs from guitarist Siouxsie Medley, thumping bass lines courtesy of Chris Null, Sean Friday’s thunderous drums, the band had the audience throwing their hands in the air and cheering wildly. Singer Emily Armstrong’s voice blasted the crowd, soaring high at points while other times taking on a raspy, ferocious, vicious snarl, ultimately ending up as a highlight to the performance.
Tonight is the band’s last show with Muse at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Resort.
Below you can find our exclusive one-on-one interview with Emily where we talk the tour with Muse, life on the road, and the future plans of the band. READ MORE
Before you get your panties in a bunch and scream that the song doesn’t sound like black metal at all, I’m not talking about the song. I’m saying that the new video for Garbage‘s “Big Bright World” looks like it has a lot of black metal video influences. It features handheld, shaky shots of old cemeteries, catacomb-esque tunnels, artistic shots of hour glasses with the time running out… I swear, director Julie Orser must be a fan of black metal. It’s the only explanation I can come up with. Check out the video below and tell me if I’m right.
“Big Bright World” comes off Garbage’s latest album Not Your Kind Of People. Check out our review here as well as our interview with Butch Vig here. READ MORE
A week and a half. That’s how much longer we have to wait until Not Your Kind Of People, the first new Garbage record in seven years, comes out. We’ve already heard their first single, “Blood For Poppies” (review), and I still can’t get enough of it. So, to build up the hype just a wee bit more, I’ve got an exclusive interview with drums/percussionist/songwriter/producer/wizard Butch Vig for you to enjoy below!
Forming in 1994, Garbage has gone on to sell over 17 million albums worldwide. Their first album, Garbage, went double platinum in the US while their second album, Version 2.0, went platinum. Make sure to preorder your copy of Not Your Kind Of People on iTunes. READ MORE
It’s been 4 years since Garbage released their last studio album, Bleed Like Me. Just after the Grammy’s, singer Shirley Manson teased via Facebook , “Guess who I just spent a week in the studio with?” Manson wrote, before adding, “Would you be pleased if I said one of them was called Steve and one of them was called Duke and another was a Grammy-winning producer?” Which leads the fans to assume she would be referring to her Garbage bandmates, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. Vig is best known for his work as a Producer, having helmed Nirvana’s Nevermind and Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream.
Garbage broke onto the scene in 1995 with their self-titled debut which went Double Platinum (2 million) in the U.S. alone, going on to sell over 5 million worldwide. They had success with singles like “Only Happy When It Rains” and “Stupid Girl” as well as offering up an unreleased song “#1 Crush” to Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet in 1996. The band announced an indefinite hiatus in 2005 after the release of Bleed Like Me, saying they had not broken up but wanted to pursue other personal and creative interests. While Vig returned to producing, Manson worked on a solo album which has yet to see release. She has however started an acting career. In 2008 she appeared in the second and final season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as Catherine Weaver, a T-1001 Terminator.
To keep yourself updated on the progress of the record and other band news, check out Garbage.com in the coming months. READ MORE