"The cool thing is, we sent it to the people at Lambeau -- I know one of the DJs, Malcolm, who does on-field [music] at Lambeau Field -- and when they first got it, [guitar tech Chad Zaemish] and I went to the game, and they played it, like, 15 times during the game," Vig told MTV. "We were just in heaven, and, like, I know I've done Green Day and the Pumpkins and Garbage and whatever, but now I can die a happy man. I've had a song played at Lambeau."
To put things in perspective, let's look at Vig's other accomplishments: As a producer, he helped solidify the alt-rock sound thanks to his production work on Nirvana's "Nevermind" (that album's "Polly" was recorded at Vig's Madison, Wisconsin-based Smart Studios), Sonic Youth's "Dirty," and Smashing Pumpkins' "Siamese Dream." Vig then stepped out from behind the mixing board and settled behind the drums as a member of Garbage. Recently, Vig returned to producing on albums like Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" and the new Foo Fighters album. So for Vig to die happy now thanks to a Packers anthem speaks volume of his love for the team. And his obviously fragile mental state.
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