June 25, 2012 12:00 PM

>GARBAGE’S SHIRLEY MANSON

ON GARBAGE’S SEVEN-YEAR RECORDING HIATUS

We needed to have a life and regenerate ourselves. I traveled a lot, bought a house, got married, adopted a rescue dog and was on a TV show [Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]. And I learned how to drive at 40 years old. It was really exciting!

ON WOMEN IN MUSIC TODAY

What breaks my heart is there are very few women out there making a rebellious statement. It seems like all of today’s female pop stars are really beautiful girls who have 10 million followers on Facebook. Nobody wants to hear from a provocative woman at the moment unless she is dressed in crazy costumes.

ON ROCKING IN HER 40s

It doesn’t matter how many glasses of water I drink or how much moisturizer I put on my skin. I am going to age like everybody else. I try to concentrate on stuff that I can control—like having as much fun in my life as I possibly can!

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