Bush’s Gavin Rossdale shared his perspective on the band’s interpersonal dynamics during an interview with Rock 955’s The Klinger Show, and he also addressed being the ‘loose cannon’ in Bush.
Speaking to Klinger, Rossdale couldn’t help but express admiration for his bandmates, praising their consistency and skill. He observed how they hardly made mistakes, a stark contrast to his own performance. Chris, as he pointed out, maintains a consistent level in his performances.
Corey, too, is nothing short of fantastic. Rossdale, on the other hand, admits to being the one who occasionally fumbles, perhaps missing a beat or forgetting a lyric here and there.
Delving deeper into his role within the band, Rossdale candidly described himself as the ‘loose cannon.’ He believes that he brings a touch of unpredictability to the mix, a knack for making ‘cool mistakes’ that his bandmates lack. Rossdale recognizes that his musical style and approach differ significantly from those of his bandmates, and they cannot bring what each other brings into Bush.
Here is what Gavin Rossdale said about his bandmates:
“My favorite piece of gratitude towards them is they’re so damn consistent. I’m the loose cannon. They’re so damn good; they don’t make that many mistakes. Chris doesn’t have to sing, and he’s super type-A OCD, so he’s gonna play the same way every night. And Corey is fantastic, and I’m the one who’s like, ‘Oh, f*ck, what’s that called?‘ I might miss a bit. I’m trying to think of so many things; I think I have got to say stuff in between. No one’s got to think of that — I gotta think of that.
I don’t have anything down on my path; I try to keep it as honest and as completely real as possible. So, I feel like the punk to their funk. No, they’re not funk, but I just mean, sometimes I’m the loose cannon.
I’ve got the feedback; I’m a bit messier than they are. Without me, they’re so exact that they might need a little bit of smudge. I’m the smudge. I bring something that they don’t have, which is the ability to make cool mistakes for no reason.”
“I am an unknown quotient, you know; I have great nights where I’m not going to make that many mistakes on guitar, but I have plenty of times where that feedback is just too much. So, I think that it works really well that I feel like I’m not the redhead stepchild, but I’m not as good as they are. They are really good; I’m not as good as them.
Those three can go and do sessions for people, and have a vocabulary of music, and do this and that. I’m a bit like, ‘I’ll figure it,’ but they’re more learning and studying. I do study, and I try, but I’m just never going to be what they are, and yet they’re never going to be what I am. So, it’s the combination; the alchemy is what makes it Bush and what makes it interesting.”
While Gavin Rossdale might see himself as the less precise, more spontaneous member of the band, he believes it’s this very dynamic that creates the band’s distinct sound. In Rossdale’s view, it’s this alchemy of individual traits and talents that makes Bush not just interesting but also successful in its own right.