There’s Still Time to Submit Your Questions to Shirley Manson for Our Garbage Fan Interview

Version 2.0 Reissue Due Out June 22 via Stunvolume/[PIAS]

Jun 12, 2018
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1990s alternative rock legends Garbage are releasing a 20th anniversary reissue of their 1998 sophomore album, Version 2.0, on June 22 via Stunvolume/[PIAS]. Frontwoman Shirley Manson has agreed to take part in our Fan Interview and we previously invited the band's fans to submit their questions. Questions were due yesterday and we have already gotten a whole lot of great suggestions, but we've opted to extend the deadline to give a few more fans a chance to take part. You now have until next Monday, June 18 to email us your question ideas.

The questions can be about anything, from Version 2.0 and Manson's songwriting process to the band's touring routine and live shows to politics and pop culture. You can ask questions about growing up in Scotland or the 1990s alternative rock scene. They can be quirky questions or deep ones. If you've ever wanted to know something about Garbage, if you've ever wanted to ask Manson something, now's your chance.

Please submit questions to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Make sure to include Garbage in the subject of the email.

You can submit up to 10 questions, or just one. Please include your full name and the city and state (or country if outside the U.S.) you live in. It is essential that you include both your full name and full location. We will pick our favorite questions and email them to Manson and will then publish her answers once she sends them back to us.

Don't submit questions simply requesting things, such as asking the band to perform in your town or asking them to autograph something for you, they need to be real probing interview questions.

Version 2.0 has sold four million copies worldwide to date. The reissue includes a second disc of 10 B-sides. Garbage's last album, Strange Little Birds, came out in 2016. Check out all the band's upcoming tour dates below, followed by "Lick the Pavement," a B-side rarity from the reissue the band shared when the reissue was announced, as well as all the original music videos from Version 2.0.

Manson had this to say about the reissue in a previous press release: "Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential garbage record. We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still."

The band's Butch Vig had this to say: "Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it's possibly our best album."

Also be sure to read our 2015 interview with Shirley Manson about Garbage and the "20 Years of Queer Tour."

Garbage Tour Dates:

09/04/2018 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Edinburgh Festival Theatre
09/05/2018 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Barrowlands
09/07/2018 - Bristol, United Kingdom - St. Phillips Gate Arena
09/08/2018 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Digbeth Arena
09/09/2018 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Academy 1 Manchester
09/11/2018 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Rock City
09/12/2018 - Newcastle, United Kingdom - Northumbria SU Institute
09/14/2018 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Academy Brixton
09/15/2018 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Academy Brixton
9/29/18 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
9/30/18 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
10/3/18 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
10/5/18 - Cosmopolitan Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
10/7/18 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
10/9/18 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
10/11/18 - House of Blues - Dallas - Dallas, TX
10/12/18 - House of Blues - Houston - Houston, TX
10/13/18 - Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort - Tulsa, OK
10/17/18 - Riviera Theater - Chicago, IL
10/18/18 - Hard Rock Live - Northfield, OH
10/20/18 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
10/21/18 - Lincoln Theatre - Washington DC
10/23/18 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
10/25/18 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
10/26/18 - Borgata Spa & Resort - Music Box - Atlantic City, NJ
10/27/18 - Kings Theatre - Brooklyn, NY

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