Blast reported that the former Bush drummer Robin Goodridge recently filed a lawsuit against the band’s leader Gavin Rossdale, claiming he was kicked out of the group abruptly and without cause.
Robin Goodridge sues Gavin Rossdale
Goodridge stated that he “dedicated nearly three decades of his life playing the drums” for Bush, co-founded the band in 1992 in London, England, alongside Rossdale, Goodridge, guitarist Nigel Pulsford and bassist Dave Parsons.
Goodridge claimed that Rossdale and Bush, Inc. hired him around March 2019 to play on Bush tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s debut album, “Sixteen Stone”, later that year, promising to pay him 25% of the tour’s profits.
Goodridge claims he was fired without warning before “The ALT-IMATE Tour”‘s first stop and said that Rossdale has refused pay him for any of the tour’s profits. He also claims that as a founding member he owns 25% of the registered trademark “Bush ” and that Rossdale allegedly violated the Bush trademark agreement between the founding members of their band.
In addition to seeking damages, Goodridge is asking for a permanent injunction enjoining Rossdale and Bush, Inc. from using the trademark Bush.
Bush broke up after releasing its fourth album, “Golden State”, in 2001. Rossdale then formed a new band, Institute, which issued “Distort Yourself” in 2005. He also wrote and recorded a solo album, “Wanderlust”, which came out in 2008.