Monday May 25, 2020

Talking trash

Shirley Manson, the Scottish frontwoman of indie veterans Garbage, is excited to be coming back to play in Ireland for the first time since 1999

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

26th August, 2018
Shirley Manson: ‘It didn’t matter how well we were doing in the 1990s, there was always someone doing better’ Pic: GETTY

‘I was always being asked to take my clothes off.” Shirley Manson laughs. “I’m very grateful I had the wherewithal not to allow that to happen.”

Over the phone line from her home in Los Angeles, Manson, the flame-haired frontwoman of millions-selling indie outfit Garbage, is cheerfully recalling the peak of the band’s fame, back in the late 1990s, when she was regularly on Irish, British and US magazine...

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