Quotes by: Gavin Rossdale
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.
The Beatles, the Small Faces and the Kinks were great bands, but that was in the '60s.
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.
Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
If you just keep your head down and just try and do your thing, sometimes magic happens.
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.
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.
I think it's pretty normal that there are a lot of people out there who don't like us.