Pulsford Quits Bush

by Augustin K Sedwick
May 21, 2002

Band will continue without founding guitarist

Bush will make its next album with former Helmet guitarist Chris Traynor, and not with founding guitarist Nigel Pulsford.

Traynor joined the band for its recently wrapped North American tour in support of Golden State, when Pulsford — who had been with the band since its inception in 1992 — took a break to work on a solo album and to spend time with his family.

In a Web post, Rossdale expressed frustration with the rumors of discontentment circulating around the band, and also vowed to make “the best record Bush can make.” “We will make it with Chris,” he posted. “He has done so much for us out here . . . he’s so easy going, it’s always been no problem. He’s great live and a really good understanding generous guitar player and a sweetheart.”

Pulsford, meanwhile, continues to work on a solo project. And, in March, his wife gave birth to a son. “It was everything to have Nigel in the band,” Rossdale continued. “He brought me so much, he brought us all so much. What a superb guitar player. We have had no arguments, no falling out, no loss of respect — just perhaps a common goal. We have lost but we have gained.”

Bush, with Traynor, continue to tour Europe through July