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Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale at NOVA ROCK 2008
Born Gavin McGregor Rossdale
(1965-10-30) 30 October 1965 (age 51)
London, England, United Kingdom


Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Gwen Stefani (m. 2002; div. 2016)
Children 4 including Daisy Lowe
Musical career
Genres Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, grunge

Fender Jazzmaster
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul
ESP Eclipsetar

Associated acts


I always wrote about things that were important to me. I think our past success showed that it was also important for a lot of others.
Gavin Rossdale
Only the guys who never made it and will never make it in the U.S. need to put up the front that they don't care about America.
Gavin Rossdale
I don't see myself as the boss. I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
Gavin Rossdale
A happy wife is a happy life.
I think people are too hard on the Pistols. The Pistols started the whole punk thing and never saw much money.
Gavin Rossdale
As an artist, you're pretty sheltered backstage. You often don't know what's going on out there.
Gavin Rossdale
Lyrics are really important for me.
I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK. The Sex Pistols were heroes for me. I used to run around like Johnny Rotten. I had a jacket like his.
Gavin Rossdale
Bob Dylan has a way with words that simply blows me away. When he forgets his lyrics he just makes up new ones on the spot, that is what I called talented!
Gavin Rossdale
When I first began to write, I was writing on bass, because I was thinking more Public Image, more dub.
Gavin Rossdale
I am really addicted to music.
Dub and reggae... I play that a lot around the house.
As much as we all love playing live, it's not normal to be on the road all the time, to have no home.
Gavin Rossdale
For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity.
I love seeing the fans of the music that I make.
Any reaction is better than none.
For the sound we produce, everybody is equally important. Each of us has a very different personality and that is what keeps Bush alive.
Gavin Rossdale
It's pretty hard to make out what's going to be a commercial success and what's not.
Gavin Rossdale
I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much. I need the reaction of the audience.
Gavin Rossdale
I quite like Low, the band from Minnesota. They're absolutely mesmerizing. I get much the same feeling from anything that Will Oldham does.
Gavin Rossdale

A happy wife is a happy life.
The more I talk about things, the more I understand myself.
The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich.
Gavin Rossdale
I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work. Take whoever you want. They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.
Gavin Rossdale
I was pretty taken with Patti Smith, she was my heroine.
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
Gavin Rossdale
In a band that works out well, everybody has a certain role to fulfill.
The Beatles, the Small Faces and the Kinks were great bands, but that was in the '60s.
Gavin Rossdale
I love what I'm doing most of the time, but it's hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in.
Gavin Rossdale
Being real is what is important.
Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
Gavin Rossdale
I'm not a workaholic, but I was a bit manic, I have to confess.
If you just keep your head down and just try and do your thing, sometimes magic happens.
Gavin Rossdale
We recorded our first CD, Sixteen Stone, with a small budget and never dreamed that we would enjoy such a high success. It was simply fantastic.
Gavin Rossdale
Playing live, you can't survive, certainly not in England. We used to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night. It was very exhausting.
Gavin Rossdale
I think it's pretty normal that there are a lot of people out there who don't like us.
Gavin Rossdale