Shirley Manson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

3rd March 2014

Fact: Garbage singer Shirley Manson has been animated as a three-eyed alien for pal Brody Dalle's new Meet the Foetus music video.

18th February 2014

Fact: Former The Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle has turned her new solo album into a star-studded affair by recruiting Shirley Manson and The Strokes' Nick Valensi to join her in the studio. Her husband Josh Homme's Queens of the Stone Age bandmate Michael Shuman also appears on Diploid Love, as does Awolnation's drummer Hayden Scott. Garbage star Manson appears alongside Dalle on the album's first single Meet The Foetus.

11th June 2012

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.

18th March 2012

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.

31st January 2012

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.

4th October 2011

Quote: "It all gets shoved through the four-way brain filter that is Garbage and it ends up sounding like nobody else. Red feathers and black tar." Shirley Manson on Garbage's way of making music. The group has announced its first album in seven years will be released in spring 2012.

29th August 2011

Quote: "My music is the stuff that gets played by a lot of strippers, which to me is the biggest compliment. When strippers play your songs you know you've made it." Scottish rocker Shirley Manson on the popularity of Garbage songs in strip clubs.

28th August 2011

Quote: "I was so tired... Have you ever been on a bus with five or six guys, by yourself, for two years? I was done. I needed to have a normal life; I hadn't had a normal life since I was, like, 15." Rocker Shirley Manson on why she took six years away from Garbage. The group has ended its hiatus and is working on new material.

30th May 2010

Quote: "When I got my first pay cheque ever, I blew it all on a hand puppet, which was a rabbit. I think it maybe cost £15." Singer/actress Shirley Manson bought herself a new toy with earnings from her first job as a teenager.

2nd April 2010

Quote: "In L.A. you get opportunities everywhere. I was invited to a party a couple of weeks ago, just in someone's house, and in comes Joan Collins. She looked as though she'd walked straight off the Dynasty set - a leopard-print dress with puffed sleeves and a cinch belt. I don't think that could happen anywhere else in the world." Rocker/actress Shirley Manson finds Los Angeles' house parties a glamorous affair.

29th July 2009

Fact: Shirley Manson is set to appear as a virtual character in the new GUITAR HERO computer game. Fans will be able to play as the Garbage rocker when it is released in the autumn (09).

29th July 2009

Fact: Garbage star Shirley Manson joined No Doubt for a rendition of ADAM & THE ANTS' STAND & DELIVER during a gig in Los Angeles on Monday night (27Jul09).

14th April 2008

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.

3rd December 2006

Fact: Garbage star Shirley Manson is working on her first solo album with Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan and Jack White, but plans to release a cover of a John Lennon track as her first single.

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