Weezer and Garbage reunited backstage at 'We Can Survive' for the first time in over 2 decades

'Am I invited, guys'
Shirley Manson of Garbage and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer
Shirley Manson of Garbage and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer Photo credit Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Audacy
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It's always an uplifting feeling when running into dear friends after a long period apart, and that sentiment was shared over the weekend when the members of Weezer and Garbage had a reunion of sorts while backstage at We Can Survive.

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On October 22, Audacy was proud to host a night of incredible music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with performances from Alanis Morissette, Halsey, Weezer, OneRepublic, Garbage, and Tate McRae -- all part of our ninth annual We Can Survive concert with a continued mission to support I’m Listening and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

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While backstage chatting with Audacy host Megan Holiday, the Weezer band members decided to record a quick video Q&A for singer Shirley Manson of Garbage when they happened to notice a beautifully begowned Shirley listening in from the next room. "I just want you all to know I'm listening intently to every word," she said with a big smile.

"Am I invited, guys," Shirley asked before revealing, "I haven't seen you in so long... literally like in 25 years or something crazy like that!" Luckily we were able to snap an epic photo and capture this moment in time with both iconic bands.

Garbage released their latest album, No Gods, No Masters in the summer of 2021. Looking back on 26 years as a band, Shirley told Megan last year that she's most proud of the fact that they've remained together despite it being challenging, frustrating, and simply annoying at times: “Every member of the band has had to change shape to accommodate each other,” she told us. Garbage's third greatest hits album, Anthology, is due to be released on October 28.

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Weezer is currently in the midst of releasing their four-part SZNZ project, which frontman Rivers told us was in essence giving fans "four different sides of our personality, adding, "on the surface, obviously, each album has the seasonal language... but also I wanted to distinguish each one with a particular emotion," he adds. Listen to their full chat right HERE.

Browse and favorite even more all-new stations like Audacy's I'm Listening Mental Health MixWeezer RadioAlt NowRockternativeDrivin' Alt'90s and ChillAlterna 00s, and ALT Roots stations -- plus check out our talent-hosted Kevan Kenney's Music DiscoveryMegan Holiday's My So Called '90s Playlist, and Scott Lowe on the Go's Post Modern Music Box!

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