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Gavin Rossdale


Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1965) is an English musician and actor, known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Following Bush's separation in 2002, which lasted for eight years, he was the lead singer and guitarist for Institute, and later began a solo career. When performing solo, Rossdale plays songs from his musical libraries. He was ranked 75th in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. In 2013 Rossdale received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.

Rossdale was born in Kilburn, London, the son of Barbara Stephan (née Bowie) and Douglas Rossdale, a doctor. His mother was born in Scotland and his father's parents were of Russian Jewish descent, the family's surname originally being Rosenthal. His parents divorced when he was eleven years old, and he was raised primarily by his father and aunt. His mother remarried and moved to Tampa, Florida. Rossdale has a younger sister, Soraya, and an elder one, Lorraine. Rossdale's half sister, Georgina Rossdale-Smith, is a doctor.

Rossdale learned to play bass guitar after hanging out with his sister Lorraine's boyfriend, who was in a band called The Nobodyz, but he switched to rhythm guitar. At 17, he left Westminster School, and formed a band called Midnight, which produced a couple of singles and many publicity photos. In 1991, Rossdale moved to Los Angeles for 6 months, lived where he could, and took whatever part-time jobs were available, including production assistant on video shoots. He spent some time in NYC before returning to England where he came into contact with future manager Dave Dorrell (MARRS), whom he had previously met in LA. In 1992, Rossdale formed Future Primitive, whose original line-up included screenwriter Sacha Gervasi, who left to pursue a film-making career. The band changed its name to Bush in the summer of 1994 and released the promo Sixteen Stone.


He is half Scottish.
After leaving Trauma records Rossdale's band Bush signed with Atlantic Records in hope of gaining the publicity, money and respect that they deserved. The result was the album "Golden State".
The album flew with critics who praised the album as Bush's strongest outing yet. The album however was not publicized well by Atlantic and despite a sold out tour the album did not sell well. Bush has been inactive since 2001.
Has a Puli sheepdog named Winston who is featured on the cover of Bush's debut album.
Married to singer/actress girlfriend, Gwen Stefani (lead singer of No Doubt).
He and his wife are friends with Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec (Federer's girlfriend).
Released "Wanderlust" solo album on June 3, 2008. Single "Love remains the same" debuted on VH-1 at #9.
He and Gwen Stefani won the 7th spot on Forbes' list of Hollywood's 20 Top-Earning Couples, earning $28 million between June 1, 2007 and June 1, 2008.
His wife Gwen Stefani gave birth to their second child, a baby boy named Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale on 21 August, 2008. The baby was born at 12:46 p.m. PST in Los Angeles, and weighed in 8.5 lbs.

 

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