Gavin Rossdale, born October 30, 1965, has come very far from not being able to talk until the age of four. He has gone from a young pop group singer to an international rockstar and indie film darling, especially for roles like Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring.” He was also a paparazzi favorite in the mid-2000s and early 2010s as the husband of Gwen Stefani, who was then at the height of her solo career. So, let’s get into celebrating his birthday and his extensive career.
There are usually two things people think of when hearing the name Gavin Rossdale; one is that he is the lead singer of the British band Bush, and the other is that he was famously married to America’s sweetheart and No Doubt frontwoman, Gwen Stefani. Regardless, most people remember him as the handsome man who was frequently featured in gossip magazines and online popular culture blogs. Rossdale was born in Marylebone, London, England, to Barbara Stephan and Dr. Douglas Rossdale. Rossdale could not talk until he was four years old, which would change drastically as he grew up to become a rockstar, and his parents separated when he was 11.
In the early ‘80s, Rossdale and Sacha Puttnam established the pop band Midnight. Despite going as far as Ireland and supporting musicians such as Big Country and Cyndi Lauper, they had little success following the release of two songs. After some time reassessing his musical choices, Rossdale joined the band The Little Dukes. However, their music was at odds with Rossdale’s musical tastes at the time, so the band disbanded in the fall of 1991. Rossdale joined the grunge band Bush, then known as Future Primitive, in 1992 as its vocalist and rhythm guitarist after meeting lead guitarist Nigel Pulsford in November 1991. “Sixteen Stone,” their debut album, was a big commercial success. And following that, all of their other albums were commercial successes, propelling Bush to become one of the best-selling rock bands of the 1990s. Although the band achieved celebrity status in the United States, they had little success in the United Kingdom.
After gaining more recognition in the U.S. following his very public relationship and marriage to Gwen Stefani, Rossdale pursued a new career in acting. He has appeared in “Constantine” (2005), “How to Rob a Bank” (2008), and “The Bling Ring” (2010). He also featured in the 100th episode of “Hawaii Five-0” (2010) in November 2014.
Rossdale and his friend Sacha Puttman form the pop band Midnight, supporting acts like Big Country and Cyndi Lauper.
Rossdale forms the grunge band Bush with a friend and the lead guitarist of the band Future Primitive.
He records the song ‘Adrenaline’ for the soundtrack of the blockbuster "XXX," starring Vin Diesel.
After leaving his band, he releases his first solo single, ‘Wanderlust.’
After many television and film appearances, Rossdale gets a role in “The Bling Ring,” a film by the critically acclaimed filmmaker Sofia Coppola, and receives some more serious recognition for his acting chops.
Bush release their eighth studio album, “The Kingdom,” to rave reviews and critical acclaim.
Why We Love Gavin Rossdale
He represents a forgotten era
Rossdale was a part of a period in popular culture that redefined fame and increased paparazzi stalkings, thanks to his incredible career and much-publicized marriage to superstar Gwen Stefani. Today, it has somewhat calmed down, and not as many celebrities occupy the public spaces as in the early 2000s. That’s why we look back at the height of that culture with a mix of appreciation and nostalgia.
His band is iconic
Bush is one of the most iconic rock bands of our time, and they have managed to keep their fans through a breakup, Rossdale’s solo career, and a reunion. This shows that their listeners are there to stay, and for a good reason, with eight studio albums and an on-stage presence that is second to none. Gavin and the band continue to give us what we want.
He’s a great dad
He makes no secret of the fact that he loves being a dad, and we love that he is so proud of it. He has four children, and he loves spending time with them. They are featured on his social media, he often brings them up in interviews, and he still enjoys spending time and co-parenting with his former wife, Gwen Stefani.
5 Surprising Facts
He is Daisy Lowe’s dad
He fathered Lowe from his relationship with Pearl Lowe, with whom he had a five-year relationship in the late 1980s.
He loves being a dad
Rossdale has publicly admitted that his first priority in life is being a father and that taking care of his children gives him immense joy.
He has kissed a boy
At 17, he was in a brief relationship with another boy, something he has spoken about publicly and without shame.
He’s an award winner
Rossdale received an Ivor Novello Award in 2013 for International Achievement in Songwriting.
He is a mentor
He judged the 10th annual Independent Music Awards to aid independent artists’ careers.
Gavin Rossdale FAQs
Who is Gavin Rossdale seeing now?
Rossdale has been rumored seeing model Courtlyn Cannan as of last year, 2021.
Where did Bush get their name?
They chose the name ‘Bush’ because they all lived in Shepherd’s Bush, London.
What is Bush's most famous song?
“Sixteen Stone,” the band’s debut album, featured the song ‘Glycerine.’ It was released as the album’s fourth single.
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