Gavin Rossdale: Interivew
A Q&A with Gavin Rossdale of Bush
by Kevin Tall of Creative Loafing Tampa
Bush played The Ritz on August 2 and Kevin Tall caught up with lead singer Gavin Rossdale for a quick chat.
Bush played The Ritz on August 2 and Kevin Tall caught up with lead singer Gavin Rossdale for a quick chat before the band headed to Europe to finish off their summer tour.
Kevin Tall: How was the American leg of your tour this summer?
Gavin Rossdale: Oh, it was fantastic. I make a habit of having low expectations so everything is a bonus, but this was really quite special. It was a great opportunity to connect with so many people and I had a blast. They tried to kill me on the schedule—I ended up with 21 shows in 19 days, so it’s really good [if you’re] 22 but jeez…
Your latest album, The Sea of Memories, has been out almost a year. It’s an ambitious sound, especially coming a full decade after Bush’s last release. How pleased are you with its reception?
Thrilled. For me the whole thing was to do the record to cure my insomnia and depression at not doing what I love the most and almost taking the turn that I felt I shouldn’t take and really come down to not doing my band. So to get the opportunity just to make a Bush record was an achievement in itself because I couldn’t let it die or lie, you know what I mean? Just to see the printed record… I already felt like the king of my own stupid hill, you know? The rest of it, the reception of the record, the shows and everything like that, it’s just been magical.
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