Gavin Rossdale is 'damn lucky to be alive and have this great record'

'It’s good for people to know that we’re truthfully in it together'
Gavin Rossdale
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After a year full of touring in support of Bush’s newest album, frontman Gavin Rossdale is equal parts grateful and frustrated.

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Getting back on the road after two years off due to the pandemic has caused an influx of challenges for touring musicians including Rossdale and his fellow Bush members.

“Rooms are more expensive. Buses are more expensive. What about the f—ing gas companies?,” he said, referring to the impact of inflation to on the road expenses. “OK, hey, there’s a war going on. So sorry, but we have to hike prices up or $8 a gallon in L.A., right?”

While frustrations may be high, the group finds it important to bring their music to fans across the world and plan on supporting each other through thick and thin to do just that.

“There are times I’ve reaped the benefits of this band, and there are times I’ve laid the groundwork so that the band continues,” he shared. “It’s just the hard reality of life. I feel like I never want to discuss the business, but it’s good for people to know that we’re truthfully in it together, and I’m just planting seeds.”

Looking back at the challenges they’ve overcome and recognizing that they still get to do what they love brings a heightened sense of gratitude for Rossdale, who overall says he’s just grateful to be a part of it all.

“I’m living like everyone else: just day to day, getting through it as best I can, and appreciating that I’m damn lucky to be alive and have this great record.”

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