Saturday, 26 April 2008

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: Day at the Pier

They’re both world famous rock stars in their own right, and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are about to become parents to a second baby (due this summer). How domestic!

The happily married couple was spotted having a romantic day on the pier in Santa Barbara, California yesterday, looking uncharacteristically colorful.
The “Hollaback Girl” singer looked preggers-chic in a bright blue summer maternity dress, while her “Little Things” rocker hubby donned a white button-up shirt and a pair of dark jeans.

And according to an inside source, Gwen is relieved to be near the end of her pregnancy term. Reportedly she had a rough first few months.

“Gwen was very ill in the first part of her pregnancy and really suffering. [But] happily, she’s really blossoming now and is in a great space. [Husband Gavin Rossdale] is just trying to be right there for her and help her through it.”

check out the source Gossip Girls
Thursday, 24 April 2008

Gavin Rossdale post on his official web site-april 23 at home in kingston sound

hey everyone.
we're back in the studio working on some cool different versions of the record,
and some b-sides etc.
the session in las vegas went real well and we're putting the finishing touches to it now.
i wonder when i-tunes will release them(6 songs)
it'd be cool to make a whole record there,even if it is close to some serious distractions.
i think it could work great though.i'm really enjoying vegas right now.
it is a different planet.

the studio at the house is pure magic.and it sounds great.big 70's subwoofer and cool speakers make for happy musicians.
me and chris are taking different turns between guitars and singing.
it's a creative time.
and it's cool to hang in,i should post a gotta see it.

it was a busy weekend.4 birthdays and the kanye west/nerd show on monday and trying to finish a ton of details in the studio.
also some press-
it's a weird meet someone for 40 minutes and try to be yourself and answer as best you is easy,but then the personal stuff-and really you gotta watch what you say as it can be soooo taken out of context and i think i am rusty and so the mistakes can happen and then you wonder
if you're gonna get fried when the interview comes out.obviously i had a worrying interview.

and you know how people diss some artists for being interviewed,talking and responding without saying anything,so you want to be open but that makes it easier to screw up and
then hear about some big mouth comment that you may or may not regret.
so it is a minefield and all i want is to spread the word about the record.

you can see the interviews can stress you out.

the artwork is done,the photos are done and now the video is the next big thing.
i'm meant to be doing it next week-haha-
wow-it's all quiet then it's a manic rush.
that's showbiz for you.

i'll keep you posted.
rehearsals start on the 5th may-and then we really start to motor.

on and up



and hey-wanted to give a shout out the site
you guys are cool and run a great site.thx.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Monday, 21 April 2008

Gavin Rossdale and his wife Gwen Stefani attend Victoria Beckham’s Star-Studded Birthday Bash

Three Gadgets Gavin Rossdale Never Leaves Home Without

by Thomas Houston, posted Apr 21st 2008 at 3:08PM

London-born Gavin Rossdale first achieved mainstream success in the mid 90s as lead singer of the grunge rock band Bush. Though the group didn't catch on in England, Bush found success stateside with big radio hits 'Glycerine,' 'Swallowed' and 'Machinehead.' Gavin married Gwen Stefani in the early 00s. Not content to work only in music, Gavin has acted in Hollywood with parts in movies like 'Constantine' and 'Little Black Book.'

Gavin's first solo album 'Wanderlust' is due out in June, and he took time to answer our Switched Questionnaire. Though Gavin isn't a big gamer, he always keeps connected with his BlackBerry, iPod and laptop.

What gadgets do you always bring with you for down time?

The BlackBerry
Roasted brown rice tea

What cell phone do you have right now and what do you love/hate about it?

My Curve. Love the BlackBerry Messenger. Photos could be better but I like it a lot. My son Kingston threw my iPhone away in Australia. I was enjoying it...

Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?

I just texted my friend Mark in London who's cycling in the dark without a light. I was trying to tell him to get a light.

Where do you go pretty much every time you get online?

The Guardian newspaper's site

What annoys you most about your iPod, cell phone, or laptop?

Losing them.

Name one thing you wish your iPod/cellphone/laptop could do that it doesn't do now?

It should stop me doing something when I'm pissed off.

What upcoming gadget can you not wait to get your hands on?

My new baby.

You're stranded on a desert island: What gadget do you bring?

Well my laptop has a lot of potential. Millions of empty pages to write on. And can I get online? That'd be perfect -- stranded no more...

What's the most-played song or artist on your iPod?

Recently, Burial. And before that, probably Radiohead.

Blackberry, Sidekick, or Treo?


Would you ever get an iPhone?

Digging the Curve right now -- online all the time. The iPhone sure is pretty.

What's the longest time you've ever spent playing a video game in one sitting and what game was it?

3 days solid with no sleep -- game called "life."

Mac or PC?

Mac all the way. PCs are a different universe to me. Double dutch w/ cream on
Sunday, 20 April 2008

Gwen and Gavin arriving at restaurant in Hollywood

Gavin Rossdale post on his myspace


Current mood: blissful

fresh from vegaS or is it unfresh from vegas.
love that town so much.
we had a great session at the palms studio for i-tunes.
they asked for 6 songs stripped we stripped them down and
tripped them out too.
there's a couple of things to finish on them-6 songs in a day is tough,as all
you musicians can testify.
anyhow,we had a great road trip down and a ton of fun in the studio-and a couple of visits to the palm casino bar and stuff.
chris was on top form,he played some excellent guitar and
was in high spirits in the studio.he was in wrestling mode.

we flew back to late last night-which is always a bit of a moodkiller flight.
later on
i found some random meatloaf at my house and watched silence of the lambs in the dark.
and as i lay in bed at 4am,i began trying to think about the video for love remains the same.i then spoke to my friend who i think will be directing the video today.
i had an idea that i think we may incorporate into the video,so it was worth trying to figure out.

anyhow,i have a small elephant in my house and he needs attention.

have a great weekend.

burn bright


Gavin Rossdale My Space
Saturday, 19 April 2008

more gavin shows in europe

Thanks to Cindy for finding this info-

"more gavin shows in europe

not only is he playing the Rock am RIng festival in germany, also the Rock im Park festival the same weekend in germant and in the weekend of june 13 till 15 he is added to the line up of the Novarock festival in Austria,

a week in europe at least in between those festivals so watch out, maybe some more tourdates around that time are coming "

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Gavin Rossdale post on official site-

we're in las vegas

good evening.i'm 19 floors up.we had a road trip here from la.we stopped on the way.there's a town called baker w/ a restaurant called the mad greek.we stopped there for a bite.
it was windy and sandy.and a little remote.
not the most talented kitchen but i felt better for a little food.
we're recording some songs for an i-tunes thing. in the studio hereat the palms.

maybe a cover and some stuff from the record.

i think the song -'love remains the same 'has started on the radio-so it is truly out.if you're reading this,clearly you've heard the song on this page.but it's so fun at the expectations and just the thrill of music coming out.

i got sick,so i wish i felt better but maybe some food and some rest.
is that possible in vegas.
well food,yes.

shine on

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani-PERFECT PAIR

Gavin Rossdale and his wife Gwen Stefani – whose baby bump is in full view! do lunch at Madeo Restaurant in Beverly Hills.

more photos at nodoubtweb

Click the link to Listen to Gavin Rossdale's New single "Love Remains The Same"
Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Check out Gavin Rossdale,s interview on ArtistDirect!

Click the link to Listen to Gavin Rossdales New single

Gavin Rossdale

Can't stop the world

Gavin Rossdale is feeling quite creative these days. Even though he stands on the eve of finally releasing his solo debut WANDERLUST (Interscope), he's still constantly writing. WANDERLUST is one of the best rock records of 2008. It's a swirling amalgam of electronic textures, distorted guitars and Rossdale's unmistakable voice. It's also an evolution from Bush, the now-classic, platinum selling alt rock juggernaut that made a name for him. Rossdale takes listeners down a personal road through the course of the record, without ever slowing down.

In between rehearsals, he relaxes at his Los Angeles home. With a glimmer in his eye and a smile, he exclaims, "Making a solo record is kind of like jumping across an empty swimming pool." He laughs, "There are a lot of casualties!" However, Rossdale has emerged triumphantly, crossing the pool, and making a career-defining album. Over the course of the next 30 minutes, he proceeded to delve into WANDERLUST, and much more for ARTISTdirect.

It feels like you had a lot to say on this record, and that it was a long time in the making.

The thing that's weird is that I work all the time. I make songs and music constantly. I met my producer, Bob Rock, and I decided to wait five months for him to be available. I thought it was more important to work with him than to worry about getting the record out five months earlier. So there were some weird delays like that. Also, the nature of how the business has changed so much was a factor. Especially at major labels, it's almost like a wheel of fortune where you have to wait until the light comes back shining on you. There are so many people trying to make records, and vie for attention at the labels, that it's very difficult for people to focus on one project. My thing is, it's not that it took me so long, it's just that, in a way, it took awhile for this wheel to come to me. It's just the nature of it. I wish I could bang out records more quickly. It would seem like I'm not that prolific, but in fact, it wasn't the longest process. It only took about three months to make the record. I always think the journey's not that important, but the destination, the record, is what's most important.

Definitely, and the record feels extremely cohesive. Did you have one story or concept in mind when you went in to make it?

Well, yeah. The one thing I discussed with Bob when I first met him was that I wanted make a full record. With this culture now, you do two or three tracks with different producers, and you put them all together. We liked the other way of doing it, which is probably a bit more old-fashioned. In the old school way, you have one producer, and you make a record that has a common thread through it. Then you get that cohesion. I think that comes from having the same musicians on all of the songs and the same approach. It's ironic, because we did it very band-like. We chose musicians that Bob and I liked, and we cut 18 songs in five days. So it was pretty intense.

The album does feel like a journey. The title WANDERLUST really fits, because of the driving and movement imagery throughout the album.

Right, we like that image. It's especially fitting now, after I've lived in America for a long time, and done so much driving. There's always that desire to be out on the road again too. It's been kind of a painful process: trying to find myself after being in a successful band, and wondering where I should be, and what I should do. I did the Institute record, which I am really proud of, but I don't think many people got to hear it. It's difficult to present a new band. It's easier to do a solo record. To do another band is one too many diversions [laughs]. It's tricky. It was weird, because I drove back the other night from rehearsals, and that Institute record was in the car. I was driving Gwen's [Stefani, Rossdale's Wife] car. I was like, "Wow, I like this record!" I always had hoped that in a career retrospective on me, people would be like, "You know what? That's a pretty good record! It's not a pile of dog shit [laughs]."

It's another snapshot of your career, and it is a great record.

I always wanted to make this kind of record. I always thought Peter Gabriel was great. I love his voice and his aesthetic. I never knew much about Genesis, actually, but I know Peter Gabriel. I always thought the concept of being a solo artist, especially after being in a band, was pretty terrifying. I just had to really work hard and make sure the songs were good, and that was the only way through. The process of elevation would be by the quality of the songs. I like those records where the bass has that dub-y side. I did that in Bush a lot. When you put guitars on the top though, it gets a bit muffed. You don't realize what's going on, because the guitars are this crushing foreground. It was nice to open it up and mellow it out. It was funny, because I was trying to restrain Bob [laughs]. He probably wished he would've done all of the Bush records, because they would've been balls-to-the-wall with the guitar. I felt with Institute that I had gone such a strong way left. So with the solo album, I really wanted to make it more universal, and bring it back around, and not trying to marginalize myself so intensely.

The record pulls you in, right from the first song "Can't Stop the World." The songs are soundscapes that you can come back to, because there is so much going on in terms of instrumentation and textures.

That song actually switched titles from "Some Days" to "Can't Stop the World." It was always called, "Can't Stop the World," and then Jimmy Iovine [Interscope Chairman] was like, "What's the name of that song?" I was like, "'Can't Stop the World.'" He just responded, "What the fuck does that mean?" [laughs]. I responded, "It's a lyric twice. It's in both bridges before the chorus right there." He was like, "I don't get it, call it something else." So we came up with "Some Days," but it's not really a title I would use. Every time I try and say it, it sounds like clunk in my mouth [laughs]. I liked the idea of "Can't Stop the World." I like it when you see it written out. "Gavin Rossdale" – "Can't Stop the World" [laughs]. No one can stop the world! I just like the idea of "Can't Stop the World," because it's about progress and constant change. I don't think I like change that much. I get into a groove, and I like things. I consistently have to get used to the fact that everything is always changing, and evolving, and so I like that concept. It appealed to my inner psyche about that stuff.

This album is your vision, and "Can't Stop the World" is quite a statement to start the record off with. Do you feel like this album is more personal than ever?

Yeah, it would seem that way. I did a radio show this morning, and the radio host was like, "It seems so honest." But I was like, "Yeah, it wasn't like I was lying before!" [laughs] It's a context that I've seen forever. People come out with their next record and they're like, "This is my most raw, compelling and honest record to date!" I love that! You really try to make everything raw, compelling and honest. I did start off with a really heavy fascination for Mark E. Smith and Alan Ginsberg. I like that whole stream of consciousness narrative. It explores that bleak sort of adolescence. There's something about it. It's the journey. You change, and life is different. Sometimes criticism can be constructive. I can take that. Fair enough, it seems that I can go a bit vague. For the most part, I'm pretty proud of everything. Sometimes I go back to songs from before and I think, "I should've worked on those more, just clarify what was going on more." So with this new album, I was like, "Fuck that, I'm clarifying the shit out of this" [laughs].

The songs have a universal appeal and can resonate with everyone, especially cuts like "Drive."

Yeah, I call that one "Landslide" [laughs]. It's funny when I talk about the songs now, and reflect on them, and how they came about. With the songs themselves, nothing was ever a problem. It was a very natural process. The hardest thing in the world is aligning up with the opportunities. No matter what you do, or who you want to be, the hardest thing is aligning yourself with all of the opportunities and potential. It sure is easy to miss the bus. "Fuck, I've been here for hours!" That song makes me think about when things just click.

You paint a vivid picture of maturing and evolving as an artist and a person on the record. You've got a family and have evolved. Even though you can't stop the world you change with it.

Of course, yeah. You go through stuff, and things are different. There are different perspectives. I'm really thrilled, because I made the record as if I was fully emancipated, because the lack of reception for the Institute record was so shocking that it almost removed any pre-conceived notions. I completely let go, and I was like, "Let's go out in flames. Let's go out on fire, burning bright." The reaction to the record is pretty mindblowing. It's taken me by surprise. Whereas, if I thought there would be any kind of reaction like this, I probably would've made a different record. It would've inhibited me. It's been a really great process so far.

In some ways, it's like a classic rock record, because anything is sonically possible. Take "Future World," for instance, which incorporates so many different sounds.

To me, that's probably because "Future World" is right in the middle of the album, and it really is the defining aesthetic of the record. In a weird sense, it is mothership to ground control. It's in the middle, because it can reach to either side of the record. When you put it in, it feels like the anchor of the record. It certainly was the aesthetic that I was intrigued by and wanted to go for, which is having that universal sound with a modern concept about today and not falling back on distorted guitars and that kind of stuff, because I've definitely done that. I have that in my repertoire. I have that in my live songs. Bush songs, incidentally, are really fantastic to play live. I've played a mixture of this Bush stuff, Institute stuff and this solo record at a couple shows last week in Orlando. It was pretty good to have it all fit together. It made for an interesting dynamic within the set. It allowed the set to breathe, move, change shape and change feeling. Whereas if you just do all, "Guitar, guitar, guitar," by the time you get to track 10, you're like, "Damn." My intention is really to mix it a lot. It's not like I'm discounting any part of my career when it comes to the live stuff. I feel like it's one journey. I hope to incorporate it all in there. Even my Tin Machine phase is going to be given space.

“ I completely let go, and I was like, 'Let's go out in flames. Let's go out on fire, burning bright.'”

Given that the record is so visual, would you ever want to do a film or book to accompany it?

Yeah, that would be fantastic. There's a short film that I made on my web site with a really brilliant director. We made it to publicize this record. He's so brilliant. Instead of doing that one blowout video, we wanted to do a series of four of five vignettes.

You really have a story to tell, and that's what's most rewarding for listeners. You've evolved with the industry. What's it like to look back on how much the music industry has morphed and changed?

I don't mind any of it. I just think that obviously with the rise of the Internet and the lowering of CD sales, there's an inherent danger that it can suffocate the record labels. So that suffocates the artists. Now people are so understandably insecure at the labels that it can make it more stressful than it probably should be. Having said that, that elevates standards, so it's OK. I think what's bizarre is that love of music has only gotten stronger. The only thing that's a bit of a shame is the sense of fragmentation. It's not as unified as it was. It's not like we all have to listen to the same records, but at the same time, there was a common sense of who was leading the culture. Now it's possibly a bit harder to define. The range of choices has left has fragmented more than ever. I miss the tribal element a little bit. But like everything, it will continue to correct itself. I think, with the free flow of information we have, it's pretty exciting. I think that we're listed in a slightly strange five or six-year teething period of the transition basically of taking the power away from the labels, I suppose, and giving it back to the fans. That's a way of looking at it.

The artists become unfettered to a certain point, and could possibly be even more creative.

Radiohead did such an amazing job of bringing out In Rainbows. They also benefited from 15 years of fantastic records and fantastic support. It's a little tricky. I wonder if it's as good for Joe Shmoe to come out with no help from anyone [laughs]. "Pay what you like!" "Yeah right buddy, see ya!" You cannot deny that people are loving music now, more than ever. That's got to be exciting. Live shows are fantastic still. I think it's in a really healthy position, but it's been reeling a bit from the inside.

Your lyrics have always been very literary and eloquent. Are there any authors or books that inspire you?

Yeah, loads! My favorite would probably be Paul Auester, who I think is a magician, a master of words. I can't get enough of that guy. I think I've probably read everything that he's ever written. We have Ian McEwan. He's an amazing English writer. Then there are people like Kate Hughes who I really love. They have such powerful, guttural writing. I think they would be up there. I absolutely love Jeanette Winterson, she's the queen of tangent. She's all over the place, but she writes incredibly. I love books. Words are what define me, and I believe that they're what has gotten me to where I am now.

There's a parallel between books and music because both conjure imagery that isn't necessarily there.

Yes, there's something about it. I often fantasize about the process of writing books. Sometimes it's hard in songs, because it's almost like a Haiku. You're somewhat limited to having three verses. I know that Bob Dylan is the master of having 16 verses. In the music that I like, and that I do, the amount of space you have is a bit more limited. Sometimes it's really nice when you can approach the song to make it have an abstract quality, so it floats. Other times you make it more literal with action, like "Drive." So there's a balance of these different styles, and I'm always trying to find it. Writers have a whole book to expose their ideas, develop their characters, and it's a whole different animal. Hopefully, you get the same effect. Ultimately, whether it's a book, film or a painting there's something that draws you in and speaks to you on a gut level.

That's what keeps people coming back, because everyone needs that release. Even with the state of the industry, there will always be musicians making music because they need to create, and fans need that release.

People need to expect it. There are some fantastic records out now, and people continue to make good music. I don’t think the quality of music will ever change. Sometimes I get concerned that some music may not get heard as far as all this administration of financial record label problems more than the quality of the work itself. That's the only thing that sometimes bums me out. There may be things we don't get to hear because 80 people are laid off, and some are A&R men for certain bands, and those bands are gone. At the same time, record labels are not charities. They're the business and we're the creators.

It's all going to change somehow, but it's cool that music pops up in other venues like video games. Would you ever want to score a video game or a movie?

Yeah, absolutely! I think I've got something in the next Guitar Hero, "Frontline." It's funny. The thing is that it's all about rolling with what's going on. I think that's the great thing about music. It's so transportable. It can pop up in so many different outlets and ways. I think it's great, because like you said, everyone needs that outlet. You put a great song with a great video game that's pretty cool.

As long as the people get to hear it.


–Rick Florino

Click the link to Listen to Gavin Rossdales New single "Love Remains The Same"
Sunday, 13 April 2008

Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani and Kingston visit a street fair in Hollywood

Click the link to Listen to Gavin Rossdale's New single "Love Remains The Same"
Saturday, 12 April 2008

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale took their son Kingston James McGregor, 22 months, to Santa Monica beach on Saturday.

pics thanks to Celebutopia
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