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Profession: Record producer, Musician, Songwriter, Drummer, Film Score Composer
Date of Birth: Aug 2, 1957
Nicknames: Vig, Butch, Brian Vigorson
Country: United States of America
Butch Vig is an American musician and record producer he has a net worth of $60 million. Butch Vig has earned his net worth as a prolific music producer and drummer of the alternative rock band Garbage from Madison, Wisconsin. He was the producer of Nirvana' multi-platinum selling album Nevermind. Butch was born on August 2, 1955 in Viroqua, Wisconsin; his father is Dr. DeVerne and his mother Betty Vigorson a music teacher. He has two siblings and studied piano for six years before swapping his piano for a $60 drum set. Butch attended the University of Wisconsin and performed with local bands Spooner and Fire Town. He later set up his own recording studio in Madison called Smart Studios. Currently Vig is married to a former Dream Works A&R executive Beth Halper and they have one daughter named Bo Violet. The band Garbage recorded their fifth album in 2010 and did a 2011 tour to support that album. Some of Vig's producing credits include the 1991 album Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins' and every album by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters. On Nirvana's album he incorporated overdubs and vocal doubletracking. Butch has been an active member of the music industry since 1978, and his genres include Rock, Alternative and Grunge. Vig produced the featured song on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse (soundtrack) Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) by the English rock band Muse.
Butch Vig (born August 2, 1955) is an American musician and record producer, best known internationally as the drummer of the Madison, Wisconsin-based alternative rock band Garbage and the producer of multi-platinum selling album Nevermind by Nirvana.
Now a resident of the Silverlake district of Los Angeles, Vig had been based in Madison for much of his career, from studying at the University of Wisconsin, to performing in local bands Spooner and Fire Town, and then to setting up his own recording studio, Smart Studios, in the town. After becoming well known as a producer, he returned to performing with Garbage, who sold 17 million records over a ten-year period. Vig returned to producing full-time once Garbage was put on hiatus.
Vig is married to his second wife, Beth Halper, a former DreamWorks A & R executive, and they have a daughter, Bo Violet.
In 2012 Butch Vig ranked number nine in NME's Top 50 Greatest Producers Ever.
Butch Vig was born Bryan David Vigorson to Dr. DeVerne and Betty Vigorson, a music teacher, in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Vig has two siblings, Chris and Lisa. Vig acquired the nickname Butch as a child, due to the severe crew cut his father gave him. Vig studied piano for six years. After seeing The Who perform on The Smothers Brothers, he swapped his piano for a $60 drum kit.
Moving to Madison, Vig enrolled at the University of Wisconsin to study film direction, where he first met Steve Marker. Vig contributed several soundtrack pieces to low-budget films, including one song on Slumber Party Massacre, a Hollywood B-movie. While in Madison, Vig joined a number of garage pop bands, including Eclipse, and in 1978 formed Spooner with Duke Erikson, Dave Benton, Jeff Walker and Joel Tappero. Spooner founded their own label, Boat Records to issue their own recordings, including their 1979 debut EP, "Cruel School", and releases for around twenty local acts.
In 1984, Vig and Marker founded Smart Studios in Madison, while still performing dr

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