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Shirley Manson is a Scottish singer best known as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage.
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Her label refused to release the album. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Manson revealed, "I had a collection of songs that I thought were really strong. I took them in [and] played them for the record company. They weren't interested. They told me they were too dark. They wanted me to have international radio hits and 'be the Annie Lennox of my generation.' I kid you not; I am quoting directly."
Manson made her acting debut in 2008,
playing cyborg Catherine Weaver on the second season of the show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She returned to Garbage in 2010, when the band returned to the studio to write and record music for its fifth album, Not Your Kind of People, released in 2012.
Manson married Scottish actor Eddie Farrell in 1996. The couple split in 2001 and finalized their divorce in 2003.
In May 2010, Manson married record producer and Garbage sound engineer Billy Bush, who helped produce the 2012 album Not Your Kind of People. They live with their terrier named Veela.
Manson has no children, but that's by choice. She told the Daily Mail UK, "I just missed that whole baby calling. I feel a lot of women think you're a freak if you feel like that, and maybe I am strange, I never got that feeling."
Manson and her husband reside in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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