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Garbage is an American rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994. The band members are Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig.

A greatest hits album, b-sides album, and various long-awaited DVDs are rumored for release in late 2006 or early 2007.

The band cut short their 2005 world tour, and announced an indefinite hiatus, but emphasized it was not a break-up.

Vig, the producer of such influential albums as Nirvana's Nevermind and the Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream, decided he wanted to play in a band again. He asked fellow producers Marker and Erikson, with whom he had played in Spooner and Firetown, to join him. After Steve Marker saw Shirley Manson on MTV (in the music video "Suffocate Me" with her band Angelfish), they invited her to audition for (and after two auditions, asked her to join) the band. According to Butch Vig, Garbage was named before Shirley joined the band, after Pauli Ryan walked in while Butch was working on a remix for Nine Inch Nails and said it sounded like garbage.

Garbage's angry, emotional lyrics contrasted with their catchy, pop alternative rock music...

years active 1995–present
status Active
music genre Rock music
current members Duke Erikson
Shirley Manson
Steve Marker
Butch Vig
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia

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