Gavin Rossdale claims not being able to tour ‘The Kingdom’ may have cost the band 70 million listens from fans.
He told the Jeremy White Podcast, “I’m halfway through a bunch of songs. And then I also plan to go collaborate — see what the band have got, see what [‘The Kingdom’ producer/collaborator] Tyler’s [Bates] got. I just wanna do a great record. I’m already 10 songs into a new record.
“We have 30 million plays of ‘The Kingdom’. Now, would we have had 100 million if we’d gone on tour? Maybe. But, look, people were dying. We stayed safe. The world collapsed. I didn’t moan for one minute about it. Everyone’s dealing with different situations. I think it’s gonna be like the Roaring Twenties when we go back [to playing live concerts].
“I want everyone to come to the shows and lose inhibitions and have fun and hang out. It’s gonna be such a celebration of life. So I think it would be smart — if you guys agree — [for us to] make a new record and then go later in the year, or come next year, and tour everything, tour all the records. Who cares?” Gavin Rossdale is the lone remaining original Bush members, with Robin Goodridge leaving a couple of years ago with no explanation or announcement.