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Shirley Manson Speaks On Women In The Music Business

Shirley Manson Speaks On Women In The Music Business
5/17/2012 4:35 PM ET

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson has opened up about her experience as a woman in the music industry. Speaking with NME.com, the rocker says she's thrilled with the progress women have made in the business, but still thinks there is a long way to go.

"[Women are] not being giving a lot of chances. They are worked really hard, they are wrung dry on tour, then given new songs, which are written by men to start the process all over again. This is what I have a problem with, the lack of female opinion out there," she says of today's stars.

And though Shirley says that she personally had a lot of control during Garbage's rise to stardom in the 1990's it has slipped away:

"Our generation felt like we had busted through a glass ceiling," she said. "All of a sudden we were on the radio, selling records but not having the play the submissive role of a woman. Now I feel like things have returned to the way they were before we started."

Garbage's new album Not Your Kind of People hit stores on May 15.

by RTT Staff Writer

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