Butch Vig

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Butch Vig

Birth Name: Bryan David Vig
Birth Date: 1955-08-02
Birth Place: Viroqua, Wisconsin
Years Active: 1978–present

Bryan David "Butch" Vig (born August 2, 1955) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer and co-producer of the alternative rock] band Garbage and the producer of the diamond-selling Nirvana album Nevermind. [1] His work on the latter earned him the nickname the Nevermind Man.[2]

In 2012, Vig ranked number nine in NME's Top 50 Greatest Producers Ever.[3] Vig worked with Jimmy Eat World on their sixth album, Chase This Light, released in October 2007


A native of Wisconsin, Vig was based in Madison for much of his career, from studying at the University of Wisconsin to performing in local bands Spooner and Fire Town. He eventually set up his own recording studio in Madison, Smart Studios, with bandmate Steve Marker.[4] After becoming well-known as a producer, he formed and played drums with Garbage, who sold 17 million records over a ten-year period. Vig returned to producing full-time when Garbage went on hiatus in 2005.

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  1. | series = Behind The Music | series-link = Behind The Music | title = Garbage: Behind The Music | airdate= 2002-03-31
  2. | url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35828997/the-man-behind-nirvanas-nevermind-butch-vig-reveals-what-it-was-like-to-work-on | title=The man behind Nirvana's Nevermind, Butch Vig, reveals what it was like to work on| date=March 17, 2016
  3. url=https://www.nme.com/list/the-50-greatest-producers-ever/262849/page/5 |title=50 Of The Greatest Producers Ever |website=Nme.com |date=2015-11-22 |access-date=2016-06-26
  4. | magazine = Record Collector | title = Welcome to Spooner Town | date = February 1, 1997