BUSH Frontman Talks About Working With PAGE HAMILTON And His Recent Film Work

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale has posted the following message to the "Journals" section of the band's web site:

"Hey everyone — here I am. Just when it's been ages, I reappear. I just got back from doing that movie in Rio — 'Game Of Their Lives'. Brazil is beautiful and we had a blast. It was insanely difficult to shoot a sport film as you have to be running and keeping warm for unhuman unhealthy amounts of time. By the end of the film players were dropping like flies clutching legs, hamstrings, ankles, egos. It was an amazing learning curve. The cast was excellent and I enjoyed pretty much everyone. The crew included. Obviously it takes about a zillion people to make a movie. We had nightly fun. I wonder how many I will see again — who knows.

"There were many highs and a few lows given the pressure of filming. With music we give to you but film goes almost into the void and they figure it later. That was tough for me. Of course I wanted to do my moments over and over as it was hard to figure if it was right. It's all down to the director and his vision and a great editor. We'll see… Anyhow to play with the Brazilians (who were playing the English team) was alright by me. We played at flumineses's ground called the Belo Horizonte stadium .it was good to be a footballer for a while. I'm kind of good with that for a minute as you can imagine.

"I'm back in L.A. now and having seen the press for the last couple of days, I can tell you freely what I am working on. The reason that I keep this stuff private and cryptic is because you never know how stuff is gonna turn out and I do not need an omelette all over my face but since it has become public knowledge (how!!!????)
I will fill you all in....

"I have been working with/produced by Page Hamilton who is the seminal founder member of HELMET. As I had written before I have been working on material in London and I went in with him as an experiment with three new songs (the press even knew that!!) and they turned out pretty good and we will continue. I have to finish them next week, or rather the week after as first I do a few days on a film called 'The Little Black Book' with Brittany Murphy. The film is all about her (she's excellent) and we literally are like strangers on a train and we have a couple of scenes together. I am really looking forward to it. The cast includes the amazing Holly Hunter and the spectacular Kathy Bates so it will be like diving in the deep, deep water but that's the best way huh!!

"I hope to be making my record this year in the months to come. but I need to get back home and see [my dog] Winston who is waiting and waiting for me. I have been in contact with [BUSH bandmates] Dave and Robin and would like to contact Nigel once I'm home. I miss them all plenty. Don't get me wrong. Those guys are my brothers even if I have not seen them for a while. It is weird to be in a studio without them and I appreciate them massively. We have been through it all together. No one will ever know the sweat and the pressures and the highs and the sacrifices we made. I hate the way BUSH has dropped off the map but that is the way of life, and the music continues to represent. We will have our return. Life is all about cycles and I wait patiently (sometimes — I try anyway). It is weird how life unfolds and it never ceases to make my jaw drop how it is so far from our control. I would have preferred for 'Golden State' to reach the same audience as the first two. For me the band just continued to grow and strengthen and I read [fan postings on the BUSH] website and different interpretations of events and have to remind myself that some opinion could be of a kid whose biggest challenge could be to eat his greens so he grows or it could be an even younger genius with a heart of gold. Who knows… It just reinforces the fact that trust and faith is the only road and even then it is very possible to find yourself in a cul-de-sac. Yet those wrong turns are the stuff of life. And the dark turns and twists are the fabric of it all. It is essential to have instinct and the ability to turn down the white noise fridge buzz of most people. Never forgetting that if everyone knew they'd all be doing it.

"I do not write this journal for reference. I write this to you, my real audience, the ones who have been turned on, helped, delighted by us. The ones who have found something otherwordly in what we created. We have soared and we have fucked up and soared again and done nothing but give ourselves over years of shows and songs and all that. We made that music because we believed in its power. The world has too many songs already. We came to you those without agendas. I want to believe that people that like us feel the same about the world in some sort of way — your world and we have the soundtrack.

"This is for you at home in preparation for what is to come. It's all unfolding as we speak. Destiny has it. It's not up to us but we can be ready.

"I miss you and I miss the shows but it shouldn't be too long now but even if it is — it doesn't matter. It is meant to be. There are no mistakes. No delays that are by chance. Something has to give. It always does. And those other records will live forever."


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