BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale was interviewed yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 20) by Dave Farra and Jason "Mahoney" Gentry of the X 107.5 radio station in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
BUSH was recently reactivated after a nine-year hiatus following the release of the group's 2001 album, "Golden State". Rossdale told The Pulse of Radio that he had just come off the road from touring behind his 2008 solo record, "Wanderlust", and started to work on some new music when BUSH suddenly came back into the picture. "I went right the next day off of tour into the studio to write, and it just dawned on me that really kind of the weakest link in doing these songs was maybe bringing it under my own name," he said. "I felt that the solo thing was cool, but it was more by default than design, and I really was just thinking, 'Man, this should just be — why is this not BUSH? I mean, this is crazy.'"
A new BUSH album, called "Everything Always Now", is tentatively set to come out in October. The first single, out now, is called "Afterlife".
Rossdale formed a band called INSTITUTE and released one album with them in 2005 after BUSH went on hiatus, then released his solo project in 2008.
The current BUSH lineup includes original drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz. Traynor replaced original axeman Nigel Pulsford in 2001 while Britz has stepped in for Dave Parsons.
Rossdale told Billboard that the new album sounds like BUSH but is not necessarily a rehash of the band's multi-platinum 1994 breakthrough, "Sixteen State". He explained, "It's tricky, because you want the band to evolve and you want to make songs that people really care about, but you also don't want to repeat yourself. I was mindful of that."
BUSH will return to the stage on September 25 in Fontana, California at the Epicenter Festival, but there are no tour plans until 2011.
Rossdale also sings on the new APOCALYPTICA single, "End Of Me", and also appears on the upcoming classic rock covers collection from Carlos Santana.
Gavin Rossdale interviewed on X 107.5 (click on player below to launch audio):