Fact: Acclaimed producer and Garbage drummer Butch Vig is going country for his new band Emperors Of Wyoming's debut album. The man behind Nirvana's classic Nevermind album formed the group in 2009 with singer Phil Davis and Pete and Frank Anderson, and their first official release will hit retailers in September (12).
Quote: "We've never had an argument in the band. It's much more dark and twisted than that. There's never any shouting - it's seething resentment instead. Towards the end of our last tour was the most difficult time. We felt resentment about external factors but took it out on each other by not communicating." Garbage's issues with their former record label affected the dynamics of the band, according to frontwoman Shirley Manson.
Quote: "I went to Coachella and 99.9 per cent of the acts I saw, I thought, 'Why am I in retirement...?' I was like, 'Get off the stage, let me show you how this is supposed to be done!' There was a lot of shoe-gazing going on and I can't stand that. I feel like if you're paying top dollar to go and see a show, you wanna show." A trip to California's Coachella music festival prompted rocker Shirley Manson to reunite Garbage.
Quote: "My solo album is dead and buried. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful corpse that we had an open casket." Garbage star Shirley Manson has given up on her solo dreams now the rock band is back together.
Fact: Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran will be featured on a forthcoming collection of James Bond themes. The LP, entitled The Best Of Bond James Bond, is due out in the U.S. on 28 October (08) and will also include tracks from Tina Turner, A-HA, Louis Armstrong, Sheryl Crow and Garbage.
Quote: "I'm 41, I'm a woman not a kid. I have no interest in making silly pop music." Garbage star Shirley Manson refuses to bow to record label pressure to make a commercial solo album. The untitled debut has been put on hold as the singer and her record label row over how best to sell the project to music fans.