MRL MC - So what's on your mind? Got a question for Butch Vig of GARBAGE? Send it in now!! MRL MC - To send a question, of course, use the "Interact with Host" button at left. MRL MC - AND, tell a friend to get online and in the Odeon now, before they miss out on this great event! MRL MC - HEY, folks this is MODERN ROCK LIVE, your LIVE online resource for fully modern rock acts! MRL MC - Tonight we're featuring Butch Vig of GARBAGE. Send in those questions now! MRL MC - I've just been told that Steve Marker and Duke Erikson are here as well! Question - HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A BAND GARBAGEmrl - Butch- Steve and Duke & I came up with some ideas a few years ago, we've worked together in the studi for about 10 years. Garbage started a year ago. We saw Shirley on MTV 120 minutes and loved her and invited her to come on board. DUKE- WE weren't really a band until we met Shirley and she joined us. Question - Is there a show on tv you can be seen on soon? GARBAGEmrl - Duke- We are not doing any performance things on TV, but we have a video that is on MTV occasionally. We've been 120 minutes about three or four times and Alternative Nations. BUTCH- We just shot a new video for QUEER and we hope that MTV will be playing it in a couple of weeks. Question - what style are you? GARBAGEmrl - We tend to combine an awful lot of things, and I guess we consider ourselves a pop band in the end, bu but there is rock, and punk and techno and all sorts of stuff in there -STEVE. Question - what do you consider your older influences? MRL MC - Hey everybody, Shirley Manson is with us as well! GARBAGEmrl - SHIRLEY- David Bowie, Sttoges, Patty Smith DUKE- Frank Sinatra BUTCH- Johnny Cashie, Capt. Beefheart Steve- Puff Question - coming to az soon GARBAGEmrl - Possibly, we are starting a tour in late OCt. We probably won't go on a full tour until late fall. Maybe on vacation though. Question - hi i love your band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just wondering how ya'all feel about this "alternative" stuff GARBAGEmrl - DUKE- Thank you for loving the band. There is a lot of exciting and great music came out of the alternative scene and still does, but I don't consider ourselves an alternative band. Maybe - maybe not. Question - How does producing your own work feel compared to working with other artists? GARBAGEmrl - BUTCH- In some ways, it is more satisfying being in a band because you are working on your own music and collaborating. I like the chemistry of working in a band and I also like that I don't have to make all the decisions and that I can sit in the back of the room and drink beer and read the newspaper. Question - how did you get signed? GARBAGEmrl - We actually sent out demo tapes like everyone and the first batch we sent out didn't have anyone in 'the band's name on it - just the name of the band and the songs and a people got back to us commenting on how much they liked the songs and we knew that these were the people we wanted to work with. (STEVE) Question - do you ever help out unsigned bands? GARBAGEmrl - Yes - we pass along tapes to club owners and mgrs and occasionally labels. There are people that work in our studio who we love and we will try to help them by sending them to labels and managers. Question - HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE DEATH OF JERRY GARBAGEmrl - I think it is really too bad. Especially to go the way he did. There are a lot of people who consider it a great loss. None of us are really deadheads. SHIRLEY- I never heard a Dead song in my life. BUTHC- I think that the Dead are really Alternative band because they did what they wanted to do and continued to tour and not pay attention to releaseing pop singles and I think that it is incredibly cool that they have been able to do taht. Jerry was such a huge part of the band and I don't know what they are going to do now, but I think that a lot of young bands should look to them as an example. Question - Hi, your cd is really great. Why did you pick the loops you did for queer and stupid girl? GARBAGEmrl - Good question. Butch- Steve actually came up with the loops on Stupid Girl which is from TRAIN IN VAIN by the Clash and QUEER is several different loops- There is loop from the Single Gun Theory, Clyde Stubblefield - a a great drummer who played with James Brown and lives in Madison, WI, a lot of the loops that we do on the records are things taht we do and reprocess. We will get three bars, 8 bars and go into the studio and put them together sort of like a puzzle until it makes sense. Question - what is your favorite group besides your own? GARBAGEmrl - SHIRLEY - SuperGrass DUKE - PJ HARVEY STEVE - The Orb BUTCH - Tricky Question - i think you guys are the best, but how does this"overnite" success affect your personal lives? GARBAGEmrl - What personal lives? What success? ANd thank you. We don't feel like we have either. Question - What band was Shirley in. Did it sound at all like Garbage? GARBAGEmrl - Shirley - The band is called ANGELFISH and the lyrical content was similar to a certain degree. GARBAGEmrl - One of the reasons we fell in love with her was the song SUFFOCATE ME (BUTCH) GARBAGEmrl - I was singing on it, so I guess that is similar. But Garbage sounds much cooler. Question - how long have you been performing ? GARBAGEmrl - 140 years total Question - how long did it take to record your album? GARBAGEmrl - Shirley - Four months spread out over a year. GARBAGEmrl - THanks to everyone for calling and we hope that you love the record. We are coming to your town, we hope you party. Question - How did you get your name? GARBAGEmrl - A freind of ours came by the studio where Steve and Duke and I (Butch) were doing a remix for NIN and at that poingt in the mix, it was not very focused and he said "This shit sounds like garbage" and we knew that using Shit was not a very good idea so we decided it would have to be GARBAGE. MRL MC - Well all right, peopl! Unfortunately we're out of time. We'd like to thank the members of GARBAGE for coming online with us and answering all those questions! And thanks to everyone in the audience for spending the time! See you next week on MODERN ROCK LIVE! MRL MC - Be sure to tune in to your local MODERN ROCK LIVE affiliate at 7-30 pacific time to hear GARBAGE and JEWEL play live and take your calls! 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