Inside Music Podcast – Butch Vig (The Smart Studios Story)


On this very special bonus episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell shares raw audio from a conversation he had with legendary producer and musician Butch Vig during SXSW 2016. Butch was in Austin to promote the new film ‘The Smart Studios Story,’ which tells of his famous recording facility in Madison, Wisconsin, and all the amazing albums that came out of it. Butch and James discuss the film, as well as Butch’s history in music, his love of The Replacements, and what fans can expect from the new Garbage album that is coming out in July. Unlike most episodes, this conversations was not originally planned as a podcast, but the results were show good we wanted to share them with everyone. Enjoy!

The music you hear in the beginning of this episode is “I Think I’m Paranoid” from Garbage. Look for the band’s new album to hit stores sometime this summer.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.