I quite like Low, the band from Minnesota. They're absolutely mesmerizing. I get much the same feeling from anything that Will Oldham does.— Gavin Rossdale
The most staggering Gavin Rossdale quotes that will activate your inner potential
I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me. I used to run around like Johnny Rotten. I had a jacket like his.
I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much. I need the reaction of the audience.
For the sound we produce, everybody is equally important.
Each of us has a very different personality and that is what keeps Bush alive.
I'm not a workaholic, but I was a bit manic, I have to confess.
I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work.
Take whoever you want. They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff.
I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
I am really addicted to music.
I love what I'm doing most of the time, but it's hard work.
People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in.
The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich.
Well, I'm English, so it's intimidating to step anywhere.
I used to be painfully shy. I wouldn't say that I'm painfully shy anymore. But if I have the option of sitting on the edge of a circle, I will.
Being real is what is important.
I don't see myself as the boss. I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
Bob Dylan has a way with words that simply blows me away.
When he forgets his lyrics he just makes up new ones on the spot, that is what I called talented!
Those times when I play on stage in front of lots of people, it's such an unusual and borderline unhealthy process, even though I love it and I really do it with humility. I don't have serfs getting me grapes after, or things like that.
Any reaction is better than none.
In a band that works out well, everybody has a certain role to fulfill.
Dub and reggae... I play that a lot around the house.
It goes without saying that what a girl goes through, boys could not even comprehend. If we get the flu, we need a week. We're idiots. But what was the most powerful realization to me was, how do single mothers with a low income cope? I can't complain about my dumb life. That's what was most revelatory to me.
I can make no apologies for following my heart.
It's so natural you just fall into it and you find your way.
It's terrifying and exciting, and brilliant.
If you just keep your head down and just try and do your thing, sometimes magic happens.
Most people who are on the road are pretty damaged.
It's an escapist's life. It's not a life that forces you to look in the mirror at where you're at and what you're doing. It's one where you leave the mirror behind. I think that appeals to something in all of us. On the open road, all of your regrets are out the window.
But it is really, really fun to just change it up some and to absolutely be a very small spoke on a big wheel, and to just be a part of that and contribute to something that people can enjoy.
The person I love would never wear fur.
Fur just makes me think of shallow women who have no conscience. The fur industry belongs to a time when people were selfish beyond belief. If you were some ancient tribal cheiftain, and there was not a department store nearby 350 years ago, I'd understand. But now, we have synthetic fibers,and it's not necessary. The elitism of fur makes me wanna puke.
I always work hard to have a very close connection to the fans.
As an artist, you're pretty sheltered backstage. You often don't know what's going on out there.
Somehow, something is always suffering.
Someone is always losing out somehow. If you pick one kid up, you're not picking the other one up. You just try to minimize those small let-downs because, in a way, life is a series of let-downs from everyone, all the time. We don't mean it, but it happens. So, I just try to minimize that and spread them wide.
Playing live, you can't survive, certainly not in England.
We used to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night. It was very exhausting.
Who doesn't love Game of Thrones? Sons of Anarchy is funny and thug-ish.
I love Shameless. I just sit with my hat tipped, waiting for something to happen, more than going out after the shows.
It's like a relay race of being ignored.
It is really challenging, but whenever I get asked that stuff, I feel really self-conscious about it. I feel really lucky because we have a lot of help. When I first began to be a dad with Gwen [Stefani], I was amazed at what she went through.
When I was lucky enough to be successful, I distanced myself completely from the whole thing of units and selling copies. I just wanted to keep everyone who comes to see me happy. I spend so much time after my shows talking to people who come from all over the world to see me. I'll go out and sign a picture and have a chat.
The day before I left to fly in New York, I went in the ocean and was just lying on my black looking up at the sky, which was that Hawaii blue. Just that moment was worth the entire thing. The ocean is everything. It can heal you.
I'm just thrilled and kind of honored that I still get the chance to do what I love, because that really is the definition of success.
I'd love a drug that was good for you, I was thinking about ecstacy with Vitamin B.
I've always thought that you just make everything as best as you can, and then, one day, people will look objectively at what you do, from a distance, and see its quality. All you try to do is keep the standard up so that, one day, when I sit back and I look at it all, I can feel really good about it.
I always wrote about things that were important to me.
I think our past success showed that it was also important for a lot of others.
By just passing through things, I continue to slightly limit myself.
I want the jobs that don't say that much. I'm often the stepping stone or the conduit from one thing to another. I love the idea of existing in a film and growing and having bigger arcs, and being in scenes where you're just being, as opposed to talking. That' one of my ambitions, lying ahead.
I love seeing the fans of the music that I make.
Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
There's nothing worse than someone coming up to me and going Oh God, I really love your hair.
It's pretty hard to make out what's going to be a commercial success and what's not.
Women are part of the reason for washing and keeping clean, aren't they?
I was in rock music in London when it was the height of Brit pop, with The Kinks revival and Suede and Blur and Oasis, and all of those really great bands that were of a certain style. If I'd really been smart and commercially minded, I would have just got myself a blazer and some Stay Press and some Fred Perry tops, and just gone out and tried to do it like everyone else. Instead, I did this ridiculous thing of trying to do this music.