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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