Garbage's Shirley Manson Tells Fans To 'F-ck Off And Blow Me' On Twitter

Shirley Manson of Garbage went on a Twitter rant at fans last night after a gig in Koln, Germany.

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Shirley Manson went on a Twitter rant at fans last night after a gig in Koln, Germany.

The strongly-worded comments came after Manson tweeted after the band's gig at Koln's E-Werk venue on Monday night (November 26): "Koln you were so strangely subdued! Sold out show but so cold? Funny. I know you love us but why couldn't you show it? We still love you. Sx"

When some users replied to her calling her out on criticising her fans, Manson replied, "f-ck off" and "blow me". Scroll down the page to see the full Twitter conversation.

Garbage recently had their Twitter page hacked by someone pretending to be a drunk Shirley Manson. The hacker posted a string of tweets, asking "really attractive girls" if they could post photos of themselves and also posted the lyrics from Will Smith's 1990's sitcom "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air".

Thanks to NME for the report.

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    SocksAndTrees
    She's a girl... How would you... Unless maybe.... Or what if....
    jrodgers
    So.... .. someone is STILL hacking the Garbage twitter account?
    scawti
    If I was her PR person, that would be my explanation - though I doubt its the case... I am still shocked that Garbage sold out a show.
    jakka93
    In west Philadelphia born and raised On the playground where I spent most of my days
    RJMHST
    Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin all cool, And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school
    SirAndy
    When a couple of guys said were up in no good Started making trouble in my neighbourhood
    The9
    I got in one little fight and my mom got scared, she said...
    Igamikun
    we're gonna move you into a neighborhood full of white folks. In your face sucka bitch.
    leony03
    It looks like a hack. I cant imagine anyone being that un-professional. If it isn't a hack, then damn son. Girl needs anger management!
    kLeft
    Her Twitter got hacked before... unless she's a complete moron and didn't change her password, I feel this attack is genuine.
    Wisthler
    Its real, just replied it, the band only deleted the replies they said towards those people.
    Dugihilation
    When a couple of guys said they're up to no good, stated making trouble in the Neighborhood
    Ebeli
    And this chronicles the end of Shirley Manson's first internet experience.
    spiff-corgi
    The highlight of this was "I don't care what you think SO THERE!" Sounds like a fifteen year old girl.
    adtthosa
    Garbage sucks, so who gives a shit. Maybe those people will support good bands instead now.
    Vinson
    Shirley Manson wrote "...We still love you. Sx" Man! what a BITCH! (sarcasm)
    Shaggy91
    "I'm really glad someone took the time to document and record this exchange. This has really moved me and my love of music/ guitar playing abilities forward." said nobody. ever.
    MrDo0m
    I got in one little fight and my mom got scared. She said blow me.
    iommi600
    Yep, this gets to the front page of Ultimate-Gossip. How interesting...
    BjarnedeGraaf
    this is not gossip... gossip is just talk without any proof it really happenned.... this clearly happened.
    iommi600
    I dunno, gossip websites usually shows celebrities getting into shitstorms and delivering shitstorms, on the internet or not... Well, UG got this article from NME anyway, so it's not a big surprise, really.
    Raven_Flight
    UG has been gossip-based for a long time already. That's the result of being forced to post a minimum number of news every day, you don't have "interesting" things happening every minute.
    GenerationKILL
    You know what, good for her for being a jerk. Those fans have alotta balls pulling the "holier than thou" act because "they paid" to see her show, especially since they all probably downloaded her albums and dvds for free. hypocrites.
    Drm316
    I was scrolling down looking for a comment within these lines. I was wondering if I was the only one to think she wasn't wrong with her initial Tweet. IMO her lashing out wasn't appropriate in my books but she wasn't wrong to complain about the crowd in her show. Shit, I'd feel bad if I go to put on a show and the people are just standing there like zombies... Idk if the show was any good and I don't know the band either so I wouldn't know if this would even be in the lines of the "emo" scene (I've never been to an emo concert either so idk). Maybe she didn't put on a good show IDK. But I still think she was right to say she wasn't getting the energy she desired from the crowd. She was nice at the beginning. It wasn't degrading or offensive.
    Dylan_86
    Never has a band name been such an accurate description of the music they play
    tukk04
    Anyone that's played a show knows how much the energy of the crowd affects a band's performance. Manson was right to say what she said, people don't get excited at shows the way they used to, and inb4 "your band just sucks", I've witnessed this at shows I've went to and watching bands play before mine where the crowd stood and talked to each other or stood there staring at their phones, It's f-ing annoying.
    RickyThomson
    Why is this a so-called-news story. She's being honest... honesty = respect. But hey, we all live in a world of lies.
    swave75
    Shirley has long pretty hair. Always liked her. She should make her new password to : ILOVESWAVE75.
    Aberinkulas
    Like it's news that europeans and americans are cold as shit. Not that I would be any warmer towards Garbage tho.. Their name fits them magistrally
    Kaseke
    Have you ever seen a rammstein gig...? That's nowhere near cold. In any continent
    74SLIP26KNOT
    Talk about generalizing, take a look at some footage from Sweden and you'll see we sure aren't cold. I would suggest "The Memory Remains" by Metallica Live at Ullevi 2011.
    #t=49m06s
    Skaden
    So China is well known for it's Rage against the machine Gigs and Faith +1 in the Middle East gets everyone jumping? You need to go to a slayer concert.
    DexterF
    Cologne audiences are emotionless zombies, no idea why. The bigger the gig the wider the area from where people flock in -> the better. (Oh, and, UG: "Cologne", that's Kln's official international denominator)
    muir
    Well I've never listened to Garbage but I already don't like them. Good going, lass
    Sundben
    ...Why is this band relevant? Have they ever done anything other than that James Bond-theme?
    -Annihilation-
    That's no way to talk to the people who made you who you are. If it weren't for your fans, you'd still be blowing men for change. If her account didn't get hacked, she's a bitch. That's what you get for listening to a female fronted band, though.
    tukk04
    what's it like up there on your chauvinist pedestal? Honestly if you hate women so much you must be gay then, right?
    shredder3386
    I think the most shocking part of this whole story is how many Garbage fans there are on UG. That must comprise at least half their fanbase.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    thes50
    If you're going to use the video at least post it where it's relevant or even slightly applicable.
    samuel.hinchlif
    Sorry, but Garbage are just a pop version of Curve. Butch Vig ripped them off. He wanted to produce Curve, but they declined. Then Butch formed Garbage (who I do like; whos name fits their music perfectly). They took Curve's electronic/shoegaze sound and watered and dumbed it down to an pop/commercial-MTV friendly vibe. Shirley Manson pisses me off sometimes, she just a ginger poser-Scottish who got lucky. She makes herself look like a complete fake, (which she is). Her former bands Angelfish and Goodbye Mr. McKenzie were much better.
    Pember95
    Lol you're a moron. Butch never had anything to do with Curve, and Curve fanboys are some of the most pathetic, bitter, deluded nitwits I've ever come across. I've seen your username before on Yoututbe comments, ranting everywhere. You're pathetic. "she just a ginger poser-Scottish who got lucky. She makes herself look like a complete fake, (which she is)." Seriously, a complete moron.
    Pember95
    Curve's singer, Toni Halliday: "[Curve had] put records out and we always thought they were nice little pop albums full of nice little pop songs. I've always thought that Curve have made great pop...but not once have we been called a pop band, and I'd really like to be called that."
    .:!j.man!:.
    She didnt do anything wrong! It was the fans that replied to her post asking for a slap with there politically correctness attitude! Lmao Poor girl Atleast shes not letting it get to her