Boy, that Shirley Manson sure is something. Not only is the Garbage leader a fantastic vocalist and performer and a serious looker, she also is an outspoken advocate against violence towards concert-goers. And she can swear like a sailor.
Manson's impressive command of profanity was on full display last Friday in Atlantic City where the quartet was performing. The uber-fashionable 45-year-old singer stopped the show to call out a fan in the audience who had apparently smacked a woman. Fan footage of the event is below; the action happens around the 40-second mark.
As the NME notes, the band was performing its 1995's hit "Stupid Girl" at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City. Seeing a man hit a woman in the crowd, Manson halted the show and called out: "Dude, never hit a f---ing woman, what is wrong with you man?"
The man then apparently responds, saying the punch was thrown in self-defense, to which Manson replies: "She started it? Oh, Je--s Ch---t – OK," before telling the pair they have to leave the venue regardless.
"You’re fighting baby, you gotta leave now. You can’t f---ing fight, man. You can’t fight. I’m sorry, that’s the rules, man. We just need to all simmer down." That's the abridged version; there are many more F-bombs thrown during the exhange. Many... so bear that in mind as you watch the clip below.
Garbage released their new album Not Your Kind Of People, their first since 2005's Bleed Like Me last week and has been tearing up the promotional circuit ever since. It's nice to have them back, especially since the music scene is already spicier as a result.