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SOUND SPIKE: Q&A WITH GAVIN ROSSDALE OF BUSH

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski During the course of their career, alternative rockers Bush have sold more than 16 million albums in the United States and Canada alone. They've also compiled a string of 14 Top 40 hit singles, including 10 that hit the Top 5. Four of these became No. 1 hits: "Comedown," "Glycerine," "Swallowed" and "The Chemicals Between Us." After a hiatus, the band -- which now includes Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, drummer Robin Goodridge and bassist Corey Britz -- has reformed and it is set to release the new album "The Sea of Memories" on Sept. 13 via its own imprint Zuma Rock Records, through an exclusive partnership with eOne Music. While driving down "squirrely Mulholland Drive in California," Rossdale spoke to SoundSpike about the new album, working with producer Bob Rock and what fans can expect from Bush's live shows. SoundSpike: You must be looking forward to your album coming out. I'm really looking forward to it. I leave tomorrow to go to the East Coast to do some shows and some special weird acoustic things that I'm doing. I had a week of playing here. It feels like we're off and running. Everything's going spectacularly well. I feel a bit overwhelmed to be honest. Why do you feel overwhelmed? Well, because, I'm not used to green lights like this. What direction did you go in for the new album? Well I try to keep it connected to Bush, and yet pushing forward. We're creative people, so we want it to be creative. We managed to find that balance between "traditional Bush" as people know itm and something surprising and interesting and a little bit more progressive here and there. A couple mellow tracks to balance it out. A few different tempos. We're very lucky because we have such a big catalog. I don't need any more mid-tempo songs that aren't excellent. I have enough. Just trying to keep the standard up. Read the entire article here

 

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