Bush’s Gavin Rossdale: ‘No one wants a rock band singer to do a solo record’
In a new interview with Australia Spotlight report, BUSH leader Gavin Rossdalewho released a solo album and created the side project INSTITUTE during his absence from the band, he was asked if his “comfort zone” was being part of a band or working as a solo artist. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Nobody wants the singer of a rock band to do a solo record – nobody; not even the singer of the band. I did that. I did INSTITUTE, which was supposed to be a quick record; it took longer than expected. And then I wanted the group to reform. And they just didn’t, so I did the solo record. It’s nothing I really wanted. I do not like it. I mean, I like some solo artists, but I think nothing beats a good band. A large group is a large group. And that’s why I’m so happy to be in this group. And when I write and work hard at writing, it’s for BUSH.”
less than two years ago, Rossdale Recount Kerrang! magazine of which he had “regrets” BUSH‘s break of almost ten years. “It clearly diverted our momentum,” he said. “But at the time I was with jimmy iovine and Interscope, where the philosophy was, ‘You had a bunch of hits. You better have another shot.'”
He was asked how sad he was that things ended with BUSH in 2002, Gabin Recount Kerrang!“It was never meant to be a permanent thing. I had just gotten married, and it was a weird time. I wanted to do the INSTITUTE record, which was supposed to be a three month thing, but it turned into a few years. And then I tried to reform the band in 2008, when I made my solo album. I didn’t want to go solo, but nigel [Pulsford, guitar] didn’t want to come back. And I should never have made a solo record. I never should have done the INSTITUTE disk. I should have kept doing BUSH recordings. But that’s how it goes. I begged the band to get back together, but nigel and David [Parsons, bass] I didn’t want to do it, so I had to sign new guys, and we’ve had the same roster ever since.”
BUSHThe current line-up of also includes the guitarist Chris Traynorbass player Corey Britz and drummer Nik Hughes.
The group, which reunited in 2010, has released four albums since reuniting.
BUSH currently participating in the “Under the Southern Stars” Australia tour with CHEAP TIP, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, PINK TATTOO, ELECTRIC MARY and BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB.
Rossdale recently announced that he will be hosting a cooking show. The program, called “EAT with Gavin Rossdale”will feature the musician inviting luminaries, celebrities and other members of the public to his Hollywood Hills home, where he will provide them with a dish he has prepared himself.
Rossdale would have already started filming the series, with Round table entertainment produce the series.
The singer said: “Round table are exactly the partners I was looking for to carry out this project. They understand my vision and will help execute a compelling series in which we can see behind the public persona of people we know and admire for their work.
“This show is about connecting more deeply with them, hearing their stories, putting yourself in their shoes. It’s hard to be surprised, but the simplest surprises are the human revelations that happen around food and drinks.”
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