Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released its self-titled debut album in 1995. The band's unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Garbage's follow-up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001's Beautiful Garbage and 2005's Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position, with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.
After a 7-year hiatus, the band released its fifth studio album, Not Your Kind of People, on its independent record label, STUNVOLUME. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the "alternative to everything" by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and performed in more than 35 countries. In 2015, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with its sold-out "20 Years Queer" world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material. In 2016, Garbage released Strange Little Birds, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums chart, and arrived at No. 14 overall on the Billboard 200 chart.