Today is International Women's Day and I wanted to pay some respects to a badass rocker by the name of Shirley Manson of Garbage. She'll be leading the charge as the band returns to Denver on May 14th for a performance at The Summit.

Manson was born in Scotland and first performed in front of an audience at the age of four years old. Her first real experience with a band came in the 1980s and had some success with a band called Angelfish in the 1990's. But it wasn't until she got an invite to audition from a drummer named Butch Vig did her life really change in a dramatic way.

She actually didn't get the gig after the first audition but things eventually worked out and the self-titled album she would record with would go on to sell more than four million copies. Garbage spawned the singles 'I'm Only Happy When It Rains' and 'Stupid Girl' and the rest is history.

Garbage have continued to release killer music over the years and their most recent album was 2016's Strange Little Birds featuring 'Empty' and others. Thank you, Shirley, for sharing your talents with us for more than 25 years!

Long story short, Garbage is coming to Denver. Congrats to all who have won tickets with our own badass rocker Shelby during the 94.3 The X 4 O'Clock Hookup this week. You've got one more shot.

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