Illness Forces Vig Off Garbage's European Tour

Drummer/producer diagnosed with hepatitis A; full recovery expected.

Garbage will be without drummer Butch Vig when they kick off their European tour November 2 in Trondheim, Norway.

Vig was recently diagnosed with hepatitis A and doctors have ordered him to rest, according to an Interscope Records spokesperson for the band. Vig is expected to fully recover.

Matt Chamberlain, who has worked with Tori Amos and Fiona Apple and who played on some of the tracks of Garbage's latest album, will substitute for Vig on the tour.

Beautifulgarbage, the band's third album, debuted at #13 on the Billboard albums chart. It was released on October 2 (see [article id="1449883"]"Ja Rule Boots Jay-Z From Top Of Albums Chart"[/article]).

Garbage just finished a stint of dates opening for U2. They will play New Zealand, Australia and Japan after their European tour wraps November 14 in London. Interscope had no word on when Vig will return to the road.

Vig, who produced albums for Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins before co-founding Garbage in 1993, remixed Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" for their upcoming New Old Songs album (see [article id="1450466"]"Tracks For Limp Bizkit Remix LP Revealed; Wes Borland's Cut Axed"[/article]).