Gavin Rossdale Reveals Emotional Truth About Chris Cornell’s Widow

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Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale discussed the truth about what late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky has had to suffer since the loss of her husband in a new interview on KROQ‘s Kevin and Bean Show. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“People always ask me all the time about music and the state of people that commit suicide and I always go to the families. I always go to the real life, the every single day and the pain with Vicky Cornell and the children, that’s what I think about first and foremost. I look at being in this music world as being in a dance competition, I don’t want anyone to tap me on my back.”

Vicky Cornell will serve as event co-chair of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s (NYSPCC) spring luncheon on April 11th, Page Six reports. Author Tara Westover, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville will also be in attendance. Proceeds from the event benefit the NYSPCC’s programs that help educate and prevent child abuse in all its forms.

During Gavin Rossdale’s interview, he also discussed Bush’s upcoming tour, which he hopes to play new music on along with Bush classics.

“My dream obviously on this tour, we’ll play a lot of Sixteen Stone, as we always do, because that’s what we always do, because that’s the ship we rode in on.”

“My dream, and what I say to my amazing manager, is I keep begging him, will we have a new song as well? I think it’s essential for me as an artist to really pay homage to all of the songs that got me here. I don’t like when people play obscure setlists, it really drives me crazy. You play the songs people want to hear and have memories to, but it’s also essential for me as an artist to continue to move forward, and make things, and be inspired by music as I am.”