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The Afterlife

Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
Director: Jonathan Beswick
Date(s) Filmed:
Shoot Location:
Date Released: October 02, 2012
Special Appearances:
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Vh1 Top 20 Countdown peak position: n/a

Baby Come Home

Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
Director: Todd Stefani
Date(s) Filmed: January 14-15 2012
Shoot Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Date Released: February 10, 2012
Special Appearances:
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Vh1 Top 20 Countdown peak position: n/a

Landslide (Rooftop Live)

Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
Director:
Date(s) Filmed: 2011
Shoot Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Released: December 14
Special Appearances:
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Vh1 Top 20 Countdown peak position: n/a

The Sound of Winter (Rooftop Live)

Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
Director:
Date(s) Filmed: 2011
Shoot Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Released: November 08
Special Appearances:
Comments: Watch this video via TheInsider.com for Exclusive Behind the Scene interview with Gavin Rossdale

Vh1 Top 20 Countdown peak position: n/a

The Sound of Winter

Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
Director: Meiert Avis
Date(s) Filmed: August 9/10 2011
Shoot Location: Malibu, CA
Date Released: September 09
Special Appearances: Murphy Jensen, Sibyl Buck
Comments: Also making a guest appearance are Chris Traynor’s daughter as well as Gavin Rossdale’s son.


I spoke with Murphy Jensen and asked how it felt to be in this video where he simply stated ‘Awesome!’ Murphy also explained he played the keyboard in the video which he followed up with ‘I don’t even know how to play the keyboard!’

Visit Joseph Llanes’ Blog to view photos he took during the video shoot.

Vh1 Top 20 Countdown peak position: #5

The Current by Blue Man Group

Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
Director:
Date(s) Filmed: May 2003
Shoot Location: Los Angeles
Date Released: June 03
Special Appearances: Gavin Rossdale
Comments: According to the album inlay notes, Chris Traynor plays on the audio track (one of five guitar players!) but he is not in the video. It also features footage from the movie T3.

Vh1 Top 20 Countdown peak position: n/a

Adrenaline

Gavin Rossdale – Adrenaline from ultrarid on Vimeo.

Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
Director: Rob Cohen
Date(s) Filmed: June 2002
Shoot Location: Los Angeles
Date Released: July 23, 2002
Special Appearances: Vin Diesel (movie clips)
Comments: Gavin doesn’t even pick up a guitar in this video.
Mtv peak position: n/a

Inflatable

Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Date(s) Filmed: April 16, 2002
Shoot Location: London (studio)
Date Released: May 20, 2002
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: Only 3 Bush members are in the video.
Mtv peak position: n/a

The People That We Love


Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
Director: Ulf Buddensieck
Date(s) Filmed: July/August 2001
Shoot Location: London Studio
Date Released: week of October 1st 2001
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: “He (ulf) came up with a treatment that was exactly what I was looking for…..It was as if I wrote a list and ticked off boxes. He wanted to do something that was edgy and vibrant and alive, and that’s exactly what I wanted. Too many videos today are just too dark and moody. They all look like they were shot in a garage. We wanted to be unmoody and undark.” – Gavin

“I just wanted to use the visuals to emphasize the song…I haven’t seen that many other bands use the same approach, so I thought it was interesting.” – Gavin

Mtv peak position: n/a

Comin’ Down by Bleachin

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Director: Jason Smith
Date(s) Filmed: 2000
Shoot Location: London (studio)
Date Released: 2000
Special Appearances: Gavin Rossdale
Comments: Dj’s Healy & Amos remixed Bush’s Comedown.

“The concept of the video is paranoia. It’s about coming down after a night on it and finding yourself alone in a minging hotel. It touches on that feeling of isolation and despair.”- Amos


“I play the really paranoid person in the background.”- Jeremy

“A bit like being the bass player in a band, really.”- Gavin (on the video concept)

“Bleachin’ are old friends, so I ended up doing a video with them and way more than I expected! It’s all oil and apathy. it’s me being laid-back – probably because I wasn’t the performer.” – Gavin
Mtv peak position: unaired

It’s Only Rock and Roll

Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
Director: Simon Rinkoff
Date(s) Filmed: 1999
Shoot Location: London (studio)
Date Released: November 1999
Special Appearances: Gavin Rossdale
interesting info: This release was made as a special Millennium Charity, to raise funds for Children’s Promise, the non-profit children’s organization.
Mtv peak position: unaired

Warm Machine


Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
Director: Russel Thomas & Steve Jones
Date(s) Filmed: December 18, 1999 (live footage)
Shoot Location: Miami, FL (live footage, Bayfront Amphitheatre) & London (studio)
Date Released: February 2, 2000
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: Warm Machine was played twice at the Miami show.
Mtv peak position: n/a

Letting The Cables Sleep

Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
Director: Joel Schumacher (produced by JP Fox)
Date(s) Filmed: 1999
Shoot Location: New York, NY (Brooklyn)
Date Released: December 10, 1999
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: The female is Michele Hicks. DP: Sal Totino, Editor: Jamie Manalio.

“The postponing of the UK tour was because we got screwed by a video director and we had to have a video for ‘Letting the Cables Sleep’. We had absolutely no time, so we had to decide whether we shot a video in New York with Joel Schumacher, who was available on specific days only, or play the original UK shows. The chance of working with someone of the calibre made our minds up for us. So we said, ‘Let’s roll it over, make our apologies, and hope no one gets too upset about it.” – Robin
Mtv peak position:#10

The Chemicals Between Us

Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
Director: Stephane Sedanoui
Date(s) Filmed: 27/28 & 30 August 1999
Shoot Location: Los Angeles (studio)
Date Released: September 27, 1999 (October 5, 1999, UK)
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: Read the video script. The script was finished/dated March 23 1999.

“Thinking about it, the most extravagant thing was my lst video (‘The Chemicals Between Us’)- that was fucking extravagant. I think the next video I do I’m just going to get a pile of money and burn it, KLF style. I might as well just cut to the chase.”-Gavin

Bush in a Kung Fu Brawl
Mtv peak position: #9 debuted: #10

Mouth

Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
Director: John Hillcoat
Date(s) Filmed: 20/21 September 1997
Shoot Location: Los Angeles
Date Released: October 14, 1997
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: Shot for the American Werewolf in Paris soundtrack and features clips of the movie.
Mtv peak position: n/a

Bonedriven

Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
Director: Mark Lebon
Date(s) Filmed: 21-24 May 1997
Shoot Location: London
Date Released: September 14, 1997
Special Appearances: Ruby Rose (Robin’s daughter)
Comments: “Hmmm, it’s quite a moody one, I suppose….”- Gavin


“Basically it was the last video to be made off that album. They had already released all the big singles and the album had already had quite a few videos made, BMW approached the band because they wanted bonedriven to be used in an ad. Bush agreed, and on top of this they were offered a BMW Z3 each if they used a BMW in a video for bonedriven… They weren’t intending to make a video but decided to do one in response to that offer…

Anyway there was a really big budget and mark lebon was going to direct it. They had big ideas for some crazy video, but in the end it all fell through…


They decided to make a video anyway but keep it low budget as they now had no BMW backing, and as far as im concerned the video that was made was far more personal and interesting than any big budget shite…

Mark followed them on tour in the states for a month shooting lots of the live footage seen in the video on a small handheld mini dv camera…

Then did a couple of days back in London with the group of young friends and models – shooting more dv and lots of stills. Into this is mixed some home video stuff of mark’s son playing with his cars” – this statement was submitted to OSB per a reliable source, who wishes to remain anonymous.
Mtv peak position: n/a

Cold Contagious

Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
Director: Mark Lebon (produced by Alix Tate)
Date(s) Filmed: week of 16 March 1997 & 13/14 April 1997
Shoot Location: West Palm Beach, FL (Days Inn Hotel); East Rutherford, NJ; New York (Madison Square Gardens)
Date Released: April 18, 1997
Special Appearances: Sarah Choppe (Dave’s girlfriend)
Comments: “This was a pretty good attempt at capturing the loneliness and boredom of touring compared with exhilaration of playing live.”- Gavin Rossdale

(interview question) how long did it take to film Cold Contagious… “2 days at the beginning of the tour and thank you.”-Nigel Pulsford

(interview question) Which video did you enjoy making the most??…”Zen, Comedown, and Cold C'”-Nigel Pulsford


Gavin’s hotel room was 211.
Mtv peak position: n/a

Personal Holloway

Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
Director: John Hillcoat
Date(s) Filmed: February 1997
Shoot Location: Dublin, Ireland; Milton Keynes, England; & London (studio)
Date Released: March 17, 1997
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: This is Gavin’s favorite video (“video would be Personal Holloway as Winston starts it and I always wanted us to do a pure pure performance and it was after the Greedy Fly video which was massive like a movie and so the simplicity of the p.h. video appealed. also of course the bit where we get sprayed with the black oil-dirt is good.”-Gavin Rossdale)

“That was our low-key antidote to the ‘Greedy Fly’ video. It’s cool because Winston’s in it.”- Gavin Rossdale

“We’ve got one in the can, as they say, for ‘Personal Holloway’ which is like an antidote to that sort of slightly exaggerated film video that we did for ‘Greedy Fly’. We sort of tried doing one mad Interscope vieo sort of thing, big budget like a rock version answer to a rap video. It was kind of fun to do, but I felt a bit immoral doing it. So we went to Dublin to do a really skinny, having said Skinny Puppy, skinny is a great word, skinny performance video which, funny enough, I always wanted to do. I’m really proud of that video and so it will come out. It’s just wicked. It’s just got a vibe and there’s really a special kind of ting about it. I was really involved in it and in fact it was my idea because I like to get filthy. This of course sounds cryptic now, but it will make sense. You’ll see me getting filthy.”- Gavin Rossdale

Mtv peak position: n/a

Greedy Fly

Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
Director: Mark Nispel
Date(s) Filmed: December 1996
Shoot Location: Los Angeles
Date Released: January 20, 1997 (UK-April 09, 1997)
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: “This was our ridiculous movie, shot in the same building where they filmed ‘Seven.’ It was just crazy. We spent almost half a million quid on it, which is a stupid, immoral amount of money that I can’t really justify. It was fun to have done an epic like that once.”- Gavin Rossdale

“We sort of tried doing one mad Interscope video sort of thing, big budget like a rock version answer to a rap video. It was kind of fun to do, but I felt a bit immoral doing it.”- Gavin Rossdale


(interview question) What was it like filming Greedy Fly with all the special effects and stuff… “Really horrible”-Nigel Pulsford

Editorial: Red Car Hollywood, Editors: Jonathan Del Gatto, Susan Munro, Assistant Editor: Jim Rodney, Executive Producer: Elvia Gaitan, Production Co: Portfolio/ Blackdog
Mtv peak position: n/a

Swallowed

Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
Director: Jamie Morgan
Date(s) Filmed: October 1996
Shoot Location: Twickenham Studios England & Florida
Date Released: October 23, 1996
Special Appearances: Winston (Gavin’s dog)
Comments: “For the making of “Swallowed,” everything had to be filmed at least twice because the video shows clip of people moving at two different speeds at once. While filming Robin playing, he was told to play at twice his normal speed, but to keep his body still and “not to look like Animal from the Muppets” as he played. Unfortunately, the latter was supposedly more difficult for him accomplish.” (as reported on Kill Your TV)

This is Dave’s favorite video (“Swallowed. I’ve always wanted to wear a suit in a video.”- Dave Parsons)

“This is a sort of London party video. It was made by another friend, Jamie Morgan. It reminds me of having your first place in London on your own.”- Gavin Rossdale
Mtv peak position: n/a

Machinehead

Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
Director: Shawn Mortensen
Date(s) Filmed: November 21, 1995
Shoot Location: London (studio) & Portmouth (live footage, Wedgewood Rooms)
Date Released: December 22, 1995
Special Appearances: Winston (Gavin’s dog)
Comments: If you watch closely you can see sections of Shepherd’s Bush. One of Robin’s favorite video (“Machinehead — the closest we got to song and video in perfect harmony.”- Robin Goodridge)


“My friend Shawn Mortensen did this and it was based on a true story. We won an award for that one, which was really cool because it was a funky, stylish London video. And I love it.”- Gavin Rossdale

“‘Machinehead’ was recorded in Portsmouth on the first day of the European tour, last year.”- Nigel Pulsford
Mtv peak position: n/a

Glycerine

Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
Director: Kevin Kerslake
Date(s) Filmed: October 2, 1995
Shoot Location: Atlanta, GA
Date Released: November 11, 1995
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: The female in the video is not Jasmine Lewis.

“We had to do this while we were on tour in Atlanta with (director) Kevin Kerslake. It was the first time that we realized we were really busy with a successful album on our hands, so it was a total clinched rush-in-and-do-it big band thing. It was easy to do because I just stood there while the cameras whirled around me, which was nice.”- Gavin Rossdale
Mtv peak position: #1

Comedown

Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
Director: Jake Scott
Date(s) Filmed: 19-21 June 1995
Shoot Location: Los Angeles
Date Released: July 20, 1995
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: The director used a special ‘fish eye’ lens to film some of the scenes. To give that distorted view as if looking through a peep hole. This is also Nigel’s favorite video (“Comedown because of the fun we had making it!”- Nigel Pulsford)

It is said to be ‘inspired by the paintings of Francis Bacon’.

Jake Scott also went on to direct the No Doubt video ‘New’.


“We didn’t like the original idea for this, so I got my friend Jake Scott (a video director I’ve know for years) to come up with something different. We knocked this out really quickly. I think it’s pretty cool and different.”- Gavin Rossdale

Rumored during the shoot-“In LA, supposedly the LAPD showed up looking for 2 bankrobbers. The robbers had escaped and ran into the studio. They were supposedly found in the wardrobe department.”

(interview question) Which video did you enjoy making the most??…”Zen, Comedown, and Cold C'”-Nigel Pulsford
Mtv peak position: #1

Little Things

Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
Director: Matt Mahurin
Date(s) Filmed: 25 January 1995 & February 1995 (studio)
Shoot Location: Old Mansion in upstate New York, Long Island,NY & Los Angeles (studio)
Date Released: unknown
Special Appearances: n/a
Comments: “We did this around the biggest house in Long Island, New York. All my shots were done against a wall in a corridor in the basement. My biggest memory of this is that we had a salsa party afterwards with some Cuban dancers — and it all just went off.”- Gavin Rossdale

“I was very excited to work with Matt Mahurin again, he really helped us out so much with the first video. It wasn’t England at all – it was Long Island. The ‘castle’ was just a huge country house we rented out, one of the biggest country houses in America. All the stuff I did was in that little dank basement up against a wall singing through a tea strainer – in this huge house!!”-Gavin Rossdale
Mtv peak position: #4

Everything Zen

Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec. (uncen)
Director: Matt Mahurin
Date(s) Filmed: 12/13 November 1994
Shoot Location: unknown
Date Released: December 5, 1994
Special Appearances: Matt Mahurin (wearing a mask)
Comments: Scenes from this video were used in the opening credits of the tv show ‘Millennium’.


“I hadn’t even seen that many videos before making this because I never had MTV. I just remember that it felt weird miming with all those people standing around, but you soon get over that. Obviously, this video was hugely important in breaking us in America.”- Gavin Rossdale

(interview question) Which video did you enjoy making the most??…”Zen, Comedown, and Cold C'”-Nigel Pulsford

“Matt Mahurin is so much better than anyone else. He’s a painter, he likes the same painters that I do. So we had a whole history of stuff that we got on together about. And he really loved the record most importantly.”- Gavin Rossdale
Mtv peak position: #1