Butch Vig is a legendary producer. You might have heard of his work—Nirvana’s Nevermind, maybe? He’s also the drummer for Garbage, one of the most prolific and recognized rock bands of all time. So Butch has performed a lot—over 1,000 shows, all counted. But his most memorable show of all was in Serbia. In a castle. Surrounded by zombies.
All the music in this piece was by Garbage. Listen to their latest album, Not Your Kind of People. It is catchy and it kills. Thanks so much to Butch and the band!
Fun is known for their hit single, “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, but the fierce and fiery band has slew of killer songs featuring fervent violins and thundering piano riffs. Nate Ruess’ earnest lyrics soar alongside Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff’s melodies. In this story, Jack talks about seeing a local production of the musical “Pippin” that goes violently awry.
All the music in this piece was by Fun and the 1972 Broadway cast of Pippin. Check out Fun’s new album, Some Nights, and catch them on tour this summer!
Justice is now an international sensation, with a Grammy, a gold record and sold-out epic shows across the world. But before they were superstars, they were just a couple of weird kids making strange glitchy noises that nobody could stand. Stagedive tracks their evolution by going behind the scenes of their hit single Waters of Nazareth.
Thanks so much to Justice for the interview and for their music. We also used remixes of Waters of Nazareth by Erol Alkan, Pocketvince and TA DA.