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Garbage enjoying a musical reunion after 7 years

On the phone from his home studio in Los Angeles, Butch Vig admits with a chuckle that “the muscle memory has been pretty slow to come back.”

Yes, the seven-year hiatus that Vig and his bandmates in Garbage took between albums seems to have left the electro-rockers a little rusty. But the Grammy-winning producer is having so much fun playing with frontwoman Shirley Manson and his fellow multi-instrumentalists Steve Marker and Duke Erikson again that he assures us by the time they hit the stage at a sold-out Paradise on Saturday, it will be all systems go.

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