Bush frontman appreciates fan support of new album
For Gavin Rossdale and his alternative rock outfit Bush, 2011 is a year that will go down in history. After all, the band scored their first-ever No. 1 alternative rock hit, “The Sound of Winter,” in 2011, off their latest full-length, The Sea of Memories. It’s hard to believe that Bush had yet to score a No. 1 hit, even with rock radio staples such as “Machinehead,” “Chemicals Between Us” and “Glycerine” in their catalog, but it’s true.
What makes the success sweeter is that The Sea of Memories was the first album released on Bush’s own imprint, Zuma Rock Records (via eOne Music), so the release is entirely Bush. The guys had absolute control over every note and beat on the set.
Rossdale, an always-appreciative type, posted a lengthy, sentimental note to fans on the band’s official website, thanking them for their support in 2011. In the message, he expresses how satisfied he is to be back with Bush. “Where do I start? Perhaps my insomnia, unfinished business, cold sweats, regret, desire, ambition and creativity– all compelled me to actually do what I had been dreaming of since .. well since always it feels like … to go back to Bush. To speed in the ride of my life. To make sense of what was missing so bad.”
He adds that going back to Bush was, “an easy decision because the drive came from within. And support? Not so much … but that’s ok. It was my world, my truth, my desire and my freedom I was seeking … Why would anyone else even have the time let alone the foresight to hear me? To really understand what I wanted? It was not based on any kind of expectation. It was not a stepping stone. It was a need to be where I belong.”
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