Shirley Manson Explodes At Rude Garbage Fans


Garbage singer Shirley Manson recently brought KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Kia Forum to a halt on Saturday night when she spotted bad behavior in the audience via Los Angeles Magazine.

“Turn this shit off right the fuck now,” she yelled into the microphone mid-song early in the set. The band and sound engineers quickly obliged, and Manson’s eloquent Scottish potty mouth proceeded to hit all the right notes while scolding the disruptive concertgoers with an equal mix of poise and raw rage.

“What the fuck is wrong with you? Fuck this shit. I don’t know ladies, I don’t know what the fucking story is; quite frankly, I don’t care,” she unleashed. “There’s enough fucking bullshit in this world.”

Then she roared: “I don’t care who it is; I want it to fucking stop. This is fucking bullshit. Do we not have ENOUGH FUCKING SHIT GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITHOUT SOME FUCKING ASSHOLE IN A FUCKING CHRISTMAS PARTY. FUCK THIS.”

The hits kept on coming as she continued to unload, much to the delight the audience, which was hooting and hollering in glowing approval of the 57-year-old alternative rock icon’s epic verbal smackdown.

“Now knock it off; separate right the fuck now. I don’t know what’s going on. Security, I’d like you to get your fucking asses in there and find out what the fuck is going on,” she commanded. “I don’t want anyone to get hurt. Somebody has lost something, whether it’s a contact lens, glasses or a phone. Let’s fucking sort it out.”

It’s not immediately clear what exactly happened in the audience, but from Los Angeles magazine’s vantage point in Section 129, row 10, seat 11, Manson seemed severely disturbed by what she saw unfolding in the audience near the front of the stage. What was clear, though, was that the band’s stage time was running out.

“Now, meanwhile, we’ve got 30 minutes on this stage and you’re fucking eating into our time, so fucking get it sorted. I don’t have the fucking patience for this shit.”