Saturday, 7 December 2002

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale-KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas - Day 1

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Gavin Rossdale with Gwen Stefani at the Live Performance by The Pussycat Dolls Hosted by Maxim Magazine - Arrivals

Wednesday, 23 October 2002

Gavin Rossdale returning from a walk with his dog Winston

Monday, 14 October 2002

Gavin Rossdale-Versace after show party San Lorenzo London- Odeon Leicester Square-

Saturday, 14 September 2002

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Marry in London -September 14, 2002

Gavin & Winston arrive

G&G wed at a traditional ceremony at St Paul's Church in London's Covent Gardens amid family and close friends - including members of her No Doubt family. The stunning rock couple looked forever happy and beautiful - especially Gwen in a cream and pink John Galliano gown.

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Monday, 2 September 2002

Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale In London

Tuesday, 27 August 2002

Gavin Rossdale-Kerrang Awards 2002 in London

Tuesday, 23 July 2002

Gwen and Gavin shopping

Sunday, 14 July 2002

Bush/Gavin Rossdale Vilar de Mouros Festival

Bush Gavin Rossdale Amazing Mosh Crowd Surf @ Portugal-Vilar de Mouros Festival, 2002

Bush - Greedy Fly Live LAST SHOW EVER!! Portugal 2002

Bush - Swallowed Live LAST SHOW EVER!! Portugal 2002

Vilar de Mouros Festival,
Vilar de Mouros,

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Gavin Rossdale/Bush at the Vilar de Mouros festival, Portugal

Saturday, 29 June 2002

Glastonbury 2002-Bush star Gavin Rossdale gets to know the crowd

Tuesday, 18 June 2002

Bush's Rossdale Goes Solo For 'XXX' Movie Track

Bush's Gavin Rossdale has laid down vocals for a track written by songwriter/producer Glen Ballard for the forthcoming XXX soundtrack album. The movie stars Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson, and it's slated for an August 9 release.
"[It was] such a trip playing and singing with different people in a different environment," wrote Rossdale on the Bush website's online journal. "It's not a Bush thing--it's going under my name, but I got some cool help [A Perfect Circle and Vandals drummer] Josh Freese, Joel Scheer, and a guy called Lance--all really good and natural."
Rossdale added, "It was cool to play with them." A video for the still-to-be-titled song is currently in production.
-- Darren Davis, New York

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Friday, 31 May 2002

Gavin Rossdale of Bush attends Ozwald Boateng's Jubilee party in Saville Row.

Wednesday, 22 May 2002

Bush Replaces Departed Guitarist Pulsford

Gavin Rossdale and his band Bush have decided that Chris Traynor will replace founding member and guitarist Nigel Pulsford. Traynor was formerly the guitarist for Helmet and had been filling in for Pulsford since the birth of his child.
In his website journal,, Rossdale wrote about the change. “It was everything to have Nigel in the band. He brought me so much. He brought us all so much. What a superb guitar player. I will always be deeply connected and grateful to him…We have had no arguments, no falling out[s], no loss of respect--just perhaps a common goal.”
As for Traynor, Rossdale wrote, “He has done so much for us out here [touring the U.S.]. Nigel could not tour--imagine if we had to wait for ages to find the right guy? Chris actually slipped in real easy, and he’s so easy-going. It’s always been no problem. It’s crazy really.”
Rossdale also said that he wants to at least make one more album with Bush and that he won’t let the band die so easily.
Before joining Bush to complete its mega-hit album Sixteen Stone, Pulsford was in King Blank and the Ian Lowery Group.
-- Darren Davis, New York

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Thursday, 9 May 2002

Bush Tour Dates 2002

Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre

Nurburgring, GER Rock Am Ring

Landgraaf, NET Pinkpop Festival

Nuremberg, GER Rock Im Park

Hamburg, GER Stadtpark

Dusseldorf, GER Philipshalle

Hardenberg, NET Podium

Groningen, NET Oosterpoort

Montreux, SWI Stravinski Auditorium

Weert, NET Bospop Festival

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Friday, 3 May 2002

Gavin Rossdale

Interview by Will Hodgkinson
Friday May 3, 2002The Guardian

Lead singer of Bush, sometime boyfriend of Gwen Stefani and international resident of LA and London NW1, Gavin Rossdale has the kind of professional sheen that goes down well in the States, where his band play stadiums. He is polite, handsome, friendly to all, and has a rug-like dog that snarls at you if you approach it with too much caution. He also knows how to chat openly without actually giving too much away.

"There are two records that are particularly important to me," he says, holding his six-foot frame with the kind of confidence rarely seen outside of stadium-rock circles. "The first would be Handsworth Revolution by Steel Pulse, who were the first reggae band I heard. It's a consummate, brilliant, amazing record. The second is by two guys called David and David, who had an album called Boomtown. This is, like, dub country. They're American, and they did this one record before they broke up." Rossdale grew up listening to Germ Free Adolescence by teen punks X-Ray Spex, who were led by the colourful Poly Styrene, later a devotee of Hare Krishna.
"With X-Ray Spex it was all about the lyrics and the melody," he says. "They were singing about genetic engineering 30 years before Total Recall and The Terminator. She sang on the last record we did and she was brilliant - I rudely called her Poly but I know it's really Sag Gita or something."

Other records that informed Rossdale's adolescent mind included the first album by the Clash and Imitation of Christ by Psychedelic Furs. "That was the first stuff I liked - punk stuff and reggae - so that was my introduction to music and it had a deep impact on me. Punk now is seen as idiots on Carnaby Street from Milan shouting, 'Vive le punk,' which is a shame." The logical progression from those two styles, therefore, was PiL. "Metal Box was the first record I heard that sounded truly subversive," he says. "Jah Wobble was my king."

Then came the late-1980s indie period which provided a soundtrack to the life of many a white boy's life, as well as the initial inspiration for Bush. "Surfer Rosa by the Pixies was the American side of that time, and Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine was the English side. I really liked the Throwing Muses as well - I thought that 4AD [the record label] was this really wacky, strange world filled with interesting people, and out of that scene the Pixies were the most melodic. They had a great sense of humour. There was that line, 'Uriah hit the crapper' - I think he was talking about the death of certain elements of rock, but I'm probably wrong. But they were playful - they had a Dick Dale surfer sound, and there was an element of tongue-in-cheek. I loved the Pixies."

Two American segments of Rossdale's musical orange are Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits. "Beefheart is much funkier that you'd imagine - you have the difficult records like Trout Mask Replica, but on albums like Spotlight Kid you can hear the beginnings of all those bands like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. He spawned Tom Waits, who he was always really angry with, but Tom Waits' Rain Dogs was the album that I listened to when lyrics were dominant for me - he still blows me away with these songs that are like miniature movies or Raymond Carver stories."

The best bands always come along and destroy what came before them, and in the early 1990s, the Stone Roses managed to change everything. "I remember watching that first video of I Wanna Be Adored, thinking, 'What is this?' That's almost the best praise you can give a band - to be fascinated and disorientated by them."

Both Nick Cave and Polly Harvey are also favourites. "Nick Cave had that smack-soaked, debauched history with The Birthday Party, but then he went on to make beautiful solo records like Your Funeral, My Trial and The Boatman's Call. I find them much more listenable than the Birthday Party, who I missed out on at the time. As for Polly Harvey, I like all her records, but Rid of Me is my favourite." Does he know her? "No. I've been in the same room as her, and heard about her through our producer Steve Albini. She probably thinks I'm scum."

Among the more recent releases Rossdale has been enjoying is Druqks by the Aphex Twin, and Agaetis Byrjun by Icelandic four-piece Sigur Ros. "I like Aphex because he's the laziest man in music. He DJs from a sofa. He sampled his mum and dad leaving a message on his answerphone. As for Sigur Ros, me and Gwen went to see them in the States. We sat there for two and a half hours in this theatre and this guy came on and played guitar with a bow. Two and a half hours in, it's less good. But they are amazing."

Special mention goes to Jeff Buckley's album Grace. "I discovered him at Reading one year. I was wandering around and heard his singing coming out of one of the tents. It was one of those biblical, ethereal moments of knowing that you have made a great discovery. Then he drowned drunk. What a waste."

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Gavin Rossdale-Music Midtown 2002 - Atlanta

Thursday, 2 May 2002

Burning Bush

Rossdale & co. plan plenty of head-banging at CPR Fest
Beautiful Music
May 02, 2002

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale believes Friday's CPR Fest 2002 will be a "Plan J" venue.

"There are some places where we might want to start with mellow songs" and build from there, he said last week by telephone. "Or, there might be other places when we want to come right out and smack everyone."

Rossdale's "Plan J" should delight South Mississippi head-bangers at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum grounds. You can look to be smacked. (Side note: Rossdale was happy to know it would be dark when the band takes the stage.).

That's the beauty of a Bush concert. No two are the same.

"They have to change," Rossdale said from his hotel room "on an island somewhere off the Coast of Florida where the sea is beckoning me." Different places "make for different ways of playing. We change the sets all the time. It makes everyone scared."

He and his Bush band buddies have just come off a 10-day break from their Golden State tour, named after their latest CD released in October 2001. Rossdale needed the break to make a video in England and to check on his dog. "He's cool."

The group has been touring in the United States since February, giving performances with a consistently high energy level, thanks in part to a slight change in style reflected in the new release. No more internal angst; it's all on the outside.

"It's another chapter, really," Rossdale said of the album. "I don't have any reflective concept about it. All it means to me is changing how I approach the next record. It's an expression of where we are now.

"Writing songs is easy, but not to write songs that displace the songs that had been favorites."

Those favorites include "Machinehead" and "Glycerine," among others that propelled the 1994 debut album "Sixteen Stone" into platinum-plus status.

He's satisfied with the CD and the fan reaction, but it's been an uphill climb commercially. With the release just a month after Sept. 11, the band felt some changes were necessary to make it more acceptable.

The CD cover image was changed as was one song title. "The People That We Love" had been titled "Speed Kills," itself including a song title and the cover.

"I never imagined we would have to change artwork because of a terrorist attack," Rossdale said. "It was unfortunate timing. . . . but I've never complained. We got off lightly." Rossdale wasn't sure when the next Bush CD would be released by Atlantic Records.

"I think we're going to take some time," he said. "You know, the World Cup is coming up." And one can bet the former semi-pro soccer player will be glued to the TV watching the English national team.

But the question still begs for some hint of what kind of music is to come. Even with fiance Gwen Stefani's influence, the "No Doubt" ska sound won't likely work its way into the Bush scene.

"Never say never," he said. "She's very receptive to the stuff I play. But she's not really into rock music. You won't find her reaching for a Tool CD."

So, what can fans expect to hear? Rossdale relented to the secret, but he was difficult to understand with his tongue in his cheek: "Deep, deep space rock."


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Saturday, 13 April 2002

Gavin Rossdale blacks out as he walks offstage during US tour...

BUSH singer GAVIN ROSSDALE had to be given oxygen after collapsing within seconds of leaving the stage on the band's current US tour.

The band had just finished playing their encore at the Central Michigan University on Thursday (April 13), when Rossdale collapsed and fell into the arms of his security officer.

Rossdale was taken backstage by security guards, where he remained unconscious for approximately one minute. On regaining consciousness, the singer then refused to go to hospital, and instead was given oxygen for approximately twenty minutes.

A spokesperson for Bush told that Rossdale was now feeling: "much better" following the incident. She added that it was unclear why he collapsed, as the singer was not dehydrated, was feeling no flu symptoms and had never blacked out before. He will now undertake a series of tests to establish what happened, although no date has been finalised for the tests.

Bush are currently on a US college tour with Moby, which continues through to the end of April. None of the other dates on the tour have been affected.

This latest incident comes only weeks after the band finished a calamitous tour of the UK. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford fractured his ankle after falling off the stage whilst performing a gig at the Norwich UEA on March 7, and their March tour was originally rescheduled from the previous November, when the band postponed their entire tour because of "unforseen promotional demands on the band's time."

On the rearranged dates not only did Pulsford fracture his ankle, but the Manchester and Norwich legs had to be rearranged for a second time, due to problems with Gavin Rossdale's throat.

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Thursday, 4 April 2002

Gavin Rossdale/Bush Golden State Tour 2002 - San Francisco

Wednesday, 3 April 2002

Gavin Rossdale during the band's Universal Amphitheatre show in Southern California

The spotlight falls on Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale during the band's Universal Amphitheatre show in Southern California April 3, 2002. (Photo: Jen Lowery)

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Monday, 1 April 2002

Gavin Rossdale/Bush Golden State Tour 2002 - San Francisco

Friday, 22 March 2002

Bush Concert Review

Concert Review By Kelly Ladd
Now this was a rock concert! Before Bush even played the first note, there was a buzz from their fans. I overheard people saying that this was their third, fourth, fifth time rockin' to their favorite band and after what I witnessed at Hard Rock Live, it sure won't be their last. Gavin and the gang, featuring special guest Sasha Puttnam on keyboards and guitarist Chris Travnor standing in for Nigel as he spends time with his new baby, took the venue by storm. The fury didn't let up until it was the last song of the encore and the band left the stage. The high-energy show started off with a girl crowd surfing on the first note Gavin sang. Almost immediately and not stopping until the last song, copycat crowd surfers rode the waves of the fans.If people didn't surrender by the end of the first song of the night, they shouldn't even have come. Gavin's sexy voice, his and Chris' invigorating riffs and wah-wahs, and Dave Parsons' bass line were hypnotizing. Fans couldn't keep their eyes off the stage, especially Gavin and what Rolling Stone called his "burdensome good looks." During their famous song, "Everything Zen," Gavin appeared on the balcony and with his tour manager and security guards in tow, ran to the center of the upper deck so everyone could see him. As he sang and played guitar, a blonde girl who he just happened to stand next to as he rocked, started rubbing on his chest and hanging all over him. The bodyguards ripped her off of him. Gavin didn't flinch; she was no Gwen Stefani. Sweating, smiling and struggling to get away from his groping fans, Gavin made his way back down to the stage. Other highlights of the night included "Machinehead," "Fugitive," "The People That We Love," and "Superman." Fans didn't want to "Come down" off of this cloud and wouldn't leave until they received an encore. Doubtful that they were going to leave their fans hanging, Bush returned with "Glycerine," "Swallowed," the Cars cover "Just What I Needed" and "Little Things." With Bush around, rock 'n' roll will never die!Set List"Solutions""The Chemicals Between Us" "The People That We Love"
"Everything Zen"
"Headful of Ghosts"
"Greedy Fly"
"Out of This World"
"Just What I Needed" (Cars cover)
"Little Things"

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Wednesday, 13 March 2002

Bush Guitarist Becomes A Father, Band Continues Touring With Fill-In

03/13/2002 5:00 PM, Yahoo! Music
Jerry Armor

(3/13/02, 5 p.m. ET) -- Bush is on a tour of the United States that hits New York's Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night (March 14), even as guitarist Nigel Pulsford has been home celebrating the birth of his new son. The band has hired former Helmet guitarist Chris Trainor to serve as Pulford's replacement for the tour.

Pulsford let fans know about his new son on the Bush website. "I just wanted y'all to be the first to know that Judith had a beautiful baby boy last Thursday afternoon (March 7)," wrote the guitarist. "Everything went well and mother and son are doing fine and back home making the world a safer place for me. His name is Oscar and like his father he is tall, lean, and extraordinarily handsome. The tour seems to be going well. It sounds like Chris is doing an incredible job bringing something special to the role and allowing [Bush bassist] Dave Parsons to beat him at Fifa 2002. Something I had to do for years."

Pulsford added, "I've got to say it feels strange being here and reading about the gigs, but now I'm thinking about our German shows in May which will, I think, be my first shows back unless anything else is slotted in before. I've just got to figure a way to see Neil Young who plays the night after us! It's nice to have the shows to look forward to, but until then it's the family life and even less sleep than on tour."

Bush's remaining U.S. dates (subject to change):

March 14 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom

March 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Ship Yards

March 18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

March 19 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues

March 21 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

March 22 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

March 23 - Sunrise, FL - Sunrise Musical Theater

March 26 - Dallas, TX - Bronco Bowl

March 27 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater

March 28 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Garden Amphitheater

March 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Web Theater

April 1 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

April 2 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim

April 3 - Universal City, CA - Universal Amphitheater

-- Darren Davis, New York

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Monday, 4 March 2002

As its rivals have faded away, British quartet Bush just rocks

Journal Sentinel
Posted: March 4, 2002
Seems like Bush - the rock group, not the president - is having the last laugh.

Mocked as Nirvana wannabes nearly a decade ago, the British band was seen as a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies to grunge. As the years passed, however, Nirvana buckled tragically under the weight of its own anti-heroism, Alice in Chains went on a hiatus that rivals that of Guns N' Roses and Pearl Jam sank into self-parody - even worse, possibly, than a Weird Al parody (Yankovic's "My Baby's in Love with Eddie Vedder" bursts with the humor the band lacks).

Meanwhile, Bush quietly soldiered on, releasing a solid fourth album in late 2001 and watching it get pummeled by the likes of Linkin Park and Britney Spears before "Golden State" slipped off the Billboard charts altogether.

Has-beens like their peers? Don't think so. Ask the capacity crowd Saturday at the Eagles Ballroom why they braved a snowstorm to see the band. The answer is simple. Bush rocks.

The British quartet may be quiet at the cash register these days, but the band brings a raw, pure rock 'n' roll energy to its live shows that feels all the more vital in this era of lip-synching Barbie dolls and mopey nu-metal mooks.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that Bush is fronted by the famously handsome Gavin Rossdale. His band mates, credible musicians all, are virtually anonymous onstage. Rossdale isn't just a pretty face, however.

Saturday, even more so than at previous Milwaukee dates, Rossdale managed to be both Everyman and rock star. He chatted between songs about the dismal weather like an ordinary guy. Then he dashed offstage and up the stairs to the balcony to finish "Everything Zen," enlisting the help of a fan to hold his cordless mike as he played guitar.

The shortness of the band's 75-minute set was balanced by its pacing. With virtually no downtime, Bush managed to perform all its radio hits, including "The Chemicals Between Us" and "Machinehead," and still introduce the crowd to much of "Golden State."

Opening with the punkish new "The People That We Love," the band also performed its current single, "Headful of Ghosts," early in the set. The song, with its haunting chorus of "Where are my bones/Why are my days so far from home," easily joins "Come Down" and "Glycerine" (both in the evening's set list) as some of the band's finest material.

A pair of new songs, "Solutions" and the slightly creepy "Inflatable" ("You're so pretty in white/pretty when you're faithful") brought the energy down mid-set - perhaps fortunately, calming an Ozzfest-intensity mosh pit in the center of the ballroom.

Some classic Bush songs got a live update: "Chemicals" lost its techno leanings for a more muscular rock sound; and "Zen" began with a slow, teasing intro.

By the time the encores, including "Glycerine," began, Bush's greatest achievement was obvious. The band once dismissed as derivative has cultivated its own distinctive sound - and a fan base loyal even though it's no longer the flavor of the month at MTV.


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Saturday, 2 March 2002

Gavin Rossdale/Bush Fire in Milwaukee

Eagles Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI
March 2, 2002

Gavin Rossdale goes Jimi Hendrix.

Review and Photos by Phil Bonyata

Fads come and go, but Bush - once dismissed as a knock-off of the grunge scene - continue with the sound that made them famous and the fans continue to scoop-up their records, albeit a little slower now. As the founders of the movement have died or imploded such as Nirvana, Soungarden and Alice In Chains, Bush have become somewhat of an elder statesman in the alternative music scene. The British band, together now for ten years, came to a cold and snowy Milwaukee on the second stop of their current tour to promote their latest back-to-basics studio release, Golden State, and grease the wheels with their classics.
Singer-songwriter Gavin Rossdale and the band casually sauntered onto the darkened stage and waited until the anticipatory roar of
the crowd reached it's peak which prompted the band to wage war with the razor blade edginess of "The People That We Love." Rossdale, not forgetting his grunge influences, was clad in a ill-fitting and drab t-shirt, baggy pants and rather dorky tennis shoes. Would a flannel shirt really have been out of place, Gavin? Drummer Robin Goodridge and bassist Dave Parsons put the thundering groove down on track as Rossdale's lips caressed the mic (Gwen, I miss you) ever-so-closely. With the polish stripped off, the band was able to find

than in the studio. Sometimes the bands' albums have featured a slick and purposeful sloppiness that doesn't always work. Tonight they left the producers at home and played with an abandon that created a sound that wasn't always collective and unified, but had the sass and anger of what the original purveyors of grunge had in mind.
Confidently, the band featured a spartan set with stripped down lighting. Let the music do the talking. The oily resonance of "Headful of Ghosts" seeped through the perpetual stream of body surfers and found a home in the blood, sweat and beer on the floor. The backbeated "Machinehead" ebbed and flowed like a floundering ship searching for a lighthouse in the fog, only to be greeted by the crashing rocks on the shoreline.
The guitarist cranked out the hard chord opening to "Chemicals" as Gavin twirled around and around like a ballerina at her first dance class. Electric pulses from the gleaming spotlights danced along side in perfect disharmony. There's a lot to be said for hanging in there. The bass and guitar driven "Come Down" bared it's teeth early and took a chunk out of any lingering doubts in the audience. The loud guitars blazed a path for Rossdale as he fell to his knees and laid claim to the song's heart. He ripped it out and spat it on the floor leaving the song to wither and die on the stage - rock n' roll style. Not surprisingly, "Glycerine" filled out the encore, with it's familiar strains begging for it's own identity.
The band has been criticized early on for their put-together sound that was poised to reap the benefits of the grunge and alternative movements. These critics apparently have never seen this band live. Rossdale is a rock star of subtle intensity and verve. He and the band successfully crossed the threshold of imitation and stamped their own brand of originality on the collective asses of the sardine-canned filled Eagles Ballroom tonight.

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Saturday, 23 February 2002

Gavin recently flew to Vancouver

Gavin recently flew to Vancouver to tape an episode of the Chris Isaac show, which is slated to be aired on Showtime in the next season.-Upcoming TV apprearances featuring Bush:02.26.02: 09 AM EST - OVA - Bush: Coming From Nowhere03.02.02: 04 AM EST - MTV - MTV Cribs03.02.02: 12:30 PM EST - VH1 - BTM2


Monday, 21 January 2002

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale at the Dior fashion show.Haute-Couture spring-summer 2002

Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale, John Galliano and Gwen Stefani

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