Her band Garbage just released their fifth studio album 'Not Your Kind of People' earlier this month and, as part of her promotional efforts, Shirley Manson took over the cover of the June/July 2012 issue of NYLON magazine.
The 45-year-old Scottish recording artist looked fabulously flirty in Louis Vuitton and Libertine for the Marvin Scott Jarrett shot spread while opening up about topics such as
Highlights from Miss Manson's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to NYLON!
On embracing who she is:
"I used to torture myself because I thought I wasn't pretty enough, that I wasn't young enough, I wasn't this or that enough. Now I'm like, F**k it."
On the youth:
"I love youth culture. But I also want some wisdom and I want some experience and I want some knowledge. I think we put far too much responsibility on young people's shoulders."
On deciding to take a break in 2005:
"When we first came off the road, I felt that we had worn out our welcome as a band. We had enjoyed such a zeitgeist moment with our first two records – people were excited by us – and then the music scene shifted so completely. Garage bands like The Strokes and White Stripes came in and put us out of business, for lack of a better term. And I knew it: Oof, we are f**ked. And I don't think we were quick enough to adapt. I just didn't know how to fix it. Nobody in the band did. We'd been on the road for so long in our little microcosm, and we had no idea what was happening in the rest of the world, and I think that affects your ability to be an effective artist."
On reuniting with her band in the summer of 2010:
"We were all nervous, but the second we saw each other's faces, we literally just started laughing because it seemed so ridiculous that we hadn't seen each other in so long, and it felt really familiar."