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Gavin Rossdale, Bush: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Gavin Rossdale, Bush: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Gavin Rossdale Has Doubled In Age Since The Release of Bush’s Sixteen Stone

by Paul Cashmere on March 1, 2022

in News

Bush founder Gavin Rossdale has literally doubled in age since the release of the first Bush album ‘Sixteen Stone’ in 1994. Gavin was 27 when his debut album was released, he is now 56.

“The only way to have a long career is to do everything unconventionally to somehow last, I think,” Gavin Rossdale tells

Gavin is well aware of his success because it took such a long time to happen. “In my case it really feels like an interesting journey,” he says. “It took a few years to get going and I guess I was jettisoned as a singer in England not really going anywhere and they weren’t going to sign me. It just didn’t work out like it should. We didn’t find that glory. And then it happened. We found an independent label in America and I was thinking ‘should I sign this deal’ and ‘what other deals have you got. People would say, ‘don’t do that’, ‘don’t go to America’, ‘you are going to get lost’.”

Bush were a UK grunge band sounding like they were fresh out of Seattle. Their success came when they least expected it. “We did everything wrong. We were a rock band in Britpop time and everyone were mods in parkers with Oasis and Blur. They were bands that were absolutely brilliant in their own rite. How do we co-exist or not exist with them? 27 years ago my first record came out. It is very unconventional”.

Now Bush is just a couple of years away from the 30th anniversary of their first alum. “It is such a long career and we are lucky to have it. Anyone who is a true artist just never knows how they got there. It’s a very tormented life. I must be doing something because I still get a chance to do it”.

“Whatever, frame-works and systems and patterns and trends, accepted ideas, they should always be debunked and turned upside down,” Gavin says. “I like singing, it is an interesting way of living, sitting in a room playing music to a beat and then singing something you feel passionate about. I really lucked out on the job front. Okay, I write songs and I try and write good songs and connect with people and its entertainment. I think a lot about it because I’m still doing it”.

Bush will be in Australia for Under the Southern Stars with Cheap Trick, Stone Temple Pilots and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The tour begins in Maitland, NSW on 11 March 2022.

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