One of the coolest things about working at a TV channel is the stacks on stacks on stacks (or digital files on digital files on digital files) of raw footage from interviews with all kinds of celebrities and musicians. Usually, that's all kept under lock and key. But Fuse is opening the vaults to share select clips because, well, we're feeling generous.
Just like our raw, uncut footage from our recent interview with Snoop Lion, fans can now watch the uncut footage from Fuse News' recent interview with rock outfit Garbage. And yes, Shirley Manson is just as lovely when she thinks the cameras aren't rolling. She's perfect!
The band chats with Fuse host Matte Babel about re-entering the music scene after a seven-year hiatus. Times had changed dramatically, and Garbage felt the shift in the industry, including the importance of a Facebook page.
"We didn't have anything," Manson explains about Garbage's social media strategy. "So we were like, 'Okay, let's sign up to Facebook... and have some dialogue with our fans.' And within 24 hours, there were 250,000 people on the page and we were like, 'Oh my God... people are still paying attention.'"
The "Blood for Poppies" band also opens up about starting their own record label, and the very important advice U2's Bono gave them about going indie: "Don't argue about money, don't argue about women and split the money four ways... That will keep your band intact."
Well, that seems to be working so far. Check out more of our uncut Q&A with Garbage, and see what happens when there's a problem with a mic. (Spoiler alert: ad-libbing!)