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Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aubert, “Shirley Manson Is Immortal”

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“I have a bone to pick with you,” says Kat Corbett while interviewing Silversun Pickups for KROQ’s Weenie Roast y Fiesta.

Corbett is discussing the Silversun Pickups’ new album Neck of The Woods which she listened to in the car on the way over to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. “There’s a dead spot in it where the music stops. And then there’s like a couple of seconds and then it picks up again. Do you know, as a DJ, how much a heart attack that gives me when I play it on the air?”

Frontman Brian Aubert–who has been interviewed by Corbett extensively before and joked at the beginning of the interview that all their interviews would be on audiobook soon– replied in his usual light-hearted way: ”Totally. That’s why I put it in there.”

“Did you do that on purpose to just kill all of the DJs?,” laughed Kat. ”We just have a problem with people that play music,” said Aubert jokingly.

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A Weenie Roast favorite that has played the show four times, the band has also come as spectators including camping out in the nosebleed seats on the lawn.

After some side conversation from the band, recognition of all the family they had at the show that day, and a joke that their whole Weenie Roast set will include them playing their Pikel EP to “three people,” Aubert gave a shout out to the amazing Garbage show earlier in the day.

“Garbage was amazing. Did you guys see Garbage? Shirley Manson is immortal…She’s literally made of immortal things.”

“She’s adorable,” replied bassist Nikki Monninger. Corbett responded that everyone aspired to be like Manson.

“You know what’s so weird? I’m going to say it right now: I am Shirley Manson,” joked Aubert. “Have you ever seen her and I in the same area? I am her. So thanks for enjoying the Garbage show and now I’m going to be Brian.”

Silversun Pickups’ will also be celebrating the release of Neck of the Woods on May 8th with an exclusive show at the KROQ Red Bull Sound Space.

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles 

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