Little drummer boy, big heart

Those of you who saw Garbage play at the 10/24 NYC show may have been puzzled when Shirley Manson mentioned that Larry Mullen Jr. made them an “extraordinarily kind offer that he did not have to (make)”, but all is now revealed: He offered to drum for them in place of the sick Butch Vig in Baltimore. What a guy. This and more fascinating behind-the-scenes info at, in the band’s diary. (Tip-off from “you”-know-where)