April 27, 2002
Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale has strongly hinted that the band may be about to split. Speaking to Kerrang! As the band filmed a video for their forthcoming new single, “Inflatable” at London’s Lambeth Liberal & Radical club on April 16th, the singer explained that relations with guitarist Nigel Pulsford have reached an all-time Low.
“I haven’t spoken to Nigel is quite a while” says Rossdale. “I don’t know if he’s left the band or not, but it’s safe to say that Bush are definitely in a state of Flux at the moment. Nigel’s on a break to be with his family, so we’ve had Chris Traynor who used to play in Helmet, playing shows with us all year.”
Rossdale went on to explain that the band have no immediate plans to call it a day, but that things were definitely going to be put on hold for an indeterminate period.
“I don’t know whats going to happen with the band,” he admits. “It’s just a case of re-appraising things and maybe working on something else for a bit. I just did some work for (infamous Brit artist) Sarah Lucas. She shot a 45 minute film of a guy getting crucified and my job was to cut it down to 15 minutes and put music to it. The film will be on a permanent loop at a gallery in London. That’s really exciting.”
The “Inflatable” video looks set to be Bush’s last, at least until internal squabbles are resolved. The clip itself is set in 1974 and according to Rossdale has a “deer hunter” vibe.
“It was meant to be about a wedding ceremony for a kid who was about to go off to war,” states the singer. “But because I’m due to get married, I was terrified that people might think that I was trying to capitalize on my own wedding. Now it’s about a leaving party for a kid going off to fight in Vietnam”.