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Do any of you remember the post-grunge band, Bush? I tell you, it is difficult being a fan of music from the early to mid 90s when the majority of people seem to only focus on the top 40/current artists of the moment. Well, here’s some interesting news for you, Bush is still actively creating music and touring. Yes, there was a hiatus and a bit of a line up change, but they have regrouped (with the addition of Corey Britz replacing original bassist Dave Parsons, and Chris Traynor who had previously stepped into Nigel Pulsford’s shoes on the Golden State tour back in 2002) and are better than ever.
They released a new album (after nine years) back in 2010 titled The Sea of Memories and toured heavily to promote it, even joining Nickelback on the Here and Now tour. Gavin Rossdale and co. have been on fire for the last few years rebuilding what some may consider former glory. It’s a difficult time for rock and roll because so much of the mainstream is dance/pop/hiphop oriented, but there is still room for bands who are starting to be considered classic. Bush is one of many bands from the post-grunge era that the masses seem to forget about, but really? They were HUGE back then. Girls had I <3 Gavin tshirts. You couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing Glycerine or Machinehead. They were on MTV all the time, who doesn’t remember the video for Swallowed? The sound hasn’t changed. It is still quintissentially Bush. Gavin Rossdale’s voice is raw and real and passionate, the guitars? Incendiary. Robin Goodridge’s drumming is incomprable. If you are like me and you appreciate good alternative music, then come visit the Sea of Memories- and join me in anticipation of the forthcoming album, won’t you?
The band is currently in studio working on new material. We haven’t heard anything yet but if you follow any of the guys on twitter (@gavinrossdale, @ct3guitar, @coreybritz, @robingoodridge) they have been tweeting pictures and updates to show that work is, in fact, being done!
Bush is going to be joining Shinedown on tour beginning April 20. For a full list of tourdates go to www.bushofficial.com/tour
Bonus: If you can’t wait to see them in person (which I so recommend that you all do), and you are in Europe or have a dvd player compatible, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Bush/dp/B0096N63ZI/ref=pd_bxgy_d_h__img_y a live DVD has been released overseas. Check it out.