Gavin Rossdale recently said in Netflix’s new Woodstock 1999 documentary about Bush playing after Korn “I saw the Korn set from the monitors, and it was quite scary. A potential runaway train.” “It’s like show us what you’ve got, and that makes you nervous. I was aware that more than half of the people were more enamored with watching Korn.”
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis also recently recounted his own personal experiences as a main stage performer in a new documentary released this week by Netflix called, Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 which highlights the infamous event.
Gavin Rossdale opens up on Abortion Rights
Gavin Rossdale recently spoke to Pablo of the Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station 93X about the lyrical inspiration for the band’s new single, “More Than Machines”. The song, which alludes to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, along with two other “really big topics”, will appear on Bush’s upcoming studio album, “The Art Of Survival”, wich is scheduled to arrive on October 7.
“It’s very difficult to find that balance between what you read about and how to put it into words in a song, what’s important,” Gavin said. “And I’ve always found personalizing things makes it the easiest way; you’re not sort of standing up pointing the finger at someone, not standing up taking sides.”
He referred directly to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion, Rossdale said: “To me, it’s an obvious thing. It seems [like] a medieval step in the wrong direction and it doesn’t make sense — to me. And so I just put it in a song. And it just sparks conversation. And my job as a lyricist is to just kind of capture the time, to capture the zeitgeist or the feeling or the emotion. That’s what [my] songs are, from the beginning to now. They’re sort of commentaries on what’s going on around me that other people relate to.”
“Once I’ve written a song, I don’t even like saying what the song is necessarily about,” Gavin explained. “‘Girls are in control, not the government’ seems pretty straight-forward. But just ‘girls are in control’ is a powerful statement. I love that. And it would be a better world if women were in power.
“I think there’s a lack of erosion of the evil that we’re seeing. There’s not many Russian women involved in the invasion of Ukraine, as far as I can tell. A lot of guys think it’s a good idea. A lot of dudes. I haven’t seen any women saying, ‘This is great.’
“My point is that I’m not better than anybody; I don’t know more than anybody,” Rossdale added. “These things I read about every day and it sort of filters into my job. That’s where I do my work, and I think it provides substance for people to sing about their broken hearts or broken lives and other things that are going on outside.
“We are destroying the planet, destroying it, and nobody seems to care. So all the time you’ve gotta keep doing these songs to just keep the conversation going.”