Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. Afterwards, as part of a recording deal, she moved to Holmby Hills, Los Angeles and in 1995 released Jagged Little Pill, a more rock-oriented album which sold more than 33 million copies globally and is her most critically acclaimed work. Her follow-up album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998.
Morissette assumed creative control and producing duties for her subsequent studio albums, including Under Rug Swept (2002), So-Called Chaos (2004), and Flavors of Entanglement (2008). Her eighth studio album and most recent to date, Havoc and Bright Lights, was released in 2012. Morissette has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and has been dubbed the "Queen of Alt-Rock Angst" by Rolling Stone.
Liz Phair emerged in the early 90s as a provocative rock goddess who hit alt-radio with her blunt-force lyrics and lo-fi guitar riffs. Her no excuses attitude proved that girls could rock too and she enjoyed early critical success with her debut album, Exile in Guyville. Even though Phair hasn't released a studio album since 2010's Funstyle, the eclectic, unapologetic rocker continues to tour; bringing her definitively 90s sound to audiences around the country.
Liz Phair debuted her brutally honest alternative sound in 1993 and was immediately heralded for re-starting a rock revolution for female performers. She released her sophomore album, Whip-Smart, in 1994 and scored a hit with "Supernova". The album was certified Gold and Liz Phair concert performances were scheduled nationally and she even appeared on The Tonight Show and Good Morning America. In 1998, Liz Phair joined Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow for the inaugural Lilith Fair tour.
Liz Phair continued to record throughout the decade and re-emerged in 2003 with "Why Can't I" from her eponymous fourth album.
Phair released her fifth and final major label release Somebody's Miracle in 2005 before going independent in 2008. Phair independently released Funstyle in 2010, which has become her last studio album to date. The album greatly departed from the sound Phair had become known for, even rapping on one track. The album not only dealt a blow to Phair's commercial career, but also her confidence.
Since then, Phair has concentrated her efforts on composing music for movies and television, winning the 2009 ASCAP Award for Top Television Composer for her work on the re-worked 90210 franchise. In 2014, a greatest hits album titled Icon was released, bringing Phair back into the public eye. The 90s and its iconic music may, for the most part, be history; but with signature artists like Liz Phair continuing to tour, the celebrated music of that decade will never disappear.
Shirley Manson brought sexy, angry, and intense vocals while rock wizard, Butch Vig, brought innovative production to create the iconic alt-rock group - Garbage. After fifteen years, and only four albums, the infrequency with which they put out records means only that their material is anything but garbage. With rumors of a 2011 tour, Garbage recently announced that they are in the studio working on their fifth album with hopes to hit the touring circuit. Don't miss a date on the Garbage concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Garbage tour dates as they are announced.
Butch Vig is the rock genius behind the production board of several legendary rock albums. Prior to Garbage's success, Vig produced Nirvana's Nevermind, Sonic Youth's Dirty, and the Smashing Pumpkins albums Siamese Dream and Gish, just to name a few. Add on sultry rocker Shirley Manson and guitarists Duke Erikson and Steve Marker, and Garbage was born. Their self-titled debut blew away fans and critics alike around the world. The singles "Stupid Girl" and "I'm Only Happy When it Rains" catapulted sales of the album to double-Platinum status and Garbage tour dates were scheduled internationally. They were nominated for the Best New Artist Award at the 1997 Grammy's, and were suddenly the biggest alt-rock band to hit the mainstream.
They returned in 1997 following the Garbage World Tour to record Version 2.0, which featured a more electronic vibe, but stayed true to their alt-rock heritage. The album was a worldwide success when it was released in 1998 and the Garbage Version 2.0 Tour lasted throughout 1999. They were nominated for two more Grammy's, embarked on a European tour, and were then asked to perform the theme song for a Bond film. An Australian Garbage tour ensued with Alanis Morisette and the band hit the studio to record, Beautiful Garbage. it was regarded by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "Top Ten Albums of the Year" and sold over a million copies. Garbage tour dates were scheduled on the third leg of U2's Elevation Tour. Following their supporting stint, Garbage toured on the worldwide Beautiful Garbage Tour, their most extensive tour yet.
After an exhaustive tour schedule and a break, Garbage reunited to record Bleed Like Me which was released in 2003. They embarked on the embattled Bleed Like Me Tour, which saw several tour dates cancelled due to various complications including Manson's vocal chord injury and rising tensions. Garbage concluded the Bleed Like Me Tour in Australia in 2005 and announced an extended hiatus. The members worked on separate projects, Vig went back to producing and won a Grammy for Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown in 2010, and then announced that they were regrouping for a new album. The album is expected out in late 2011 and an accompanying tour is being planned. Garbage tour dates have yet to be announced, make sure to use Eventful as your source for Garbage tour dates as they are scheduled.