Pretty much every country has something that defines them; a cultural element that signifies this is who they are. Despite the geographical interconnectivity of Europe, its various countries are separated by the existence of their prevailing and popular culture. The Germans have their love of beer and the celebration of it (Oktoberfest), France has its romantic and artful way of life, Russia has vodka and macho culture, and England has rock music.
All these cultural traits have been enforced over time with different personalities who serve as the face and purveyors for the continued existence of these cultures. In England, Gavin McGregor Rossdale has become a leading name in the English rock world. A multi-talented man whose creativity spans from music to acting. His career has lasted 35 years with no sign of relenting.
He is one of the top Heavy Metal Vocalists in existence and you can learn all about him by reading below.
Gavin Rossdale’s Biography
Gavin Rossdale has gone on to receive the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in recognition of his contributions in songwriting. An award that was given to him by his peers. It is an impressive achievement for a man who formed his first band at the age of 17.
His beginnings are not as satisfying as his adult life. Gavin Rossdale was born on the 30th of October 1965 to Barbara Stephan and Douglas Rossdale. His parents got divorced when he was 11 and his mother went on to remarry and move to Florida while he, along with his younger and older sisters was left to be raised by his father and his aunt.
He attended Westminster School in an attempt to satisfy the requirements of formal education but eventually dropped out in other to form a band called Midnight. He was 17 at the time and Midnight recorded and produced a couple of singles but things never moved in the direction of the band wanted. Eventually, Rossdale moved to Los Angeles in 1991. Broke and homeless, he lived wherever he could and worked whatever jobs he could lay his hands on. He made enough money to return to England in 1992 and formed Future Primitive, which would later metamorphose into the popular band, Bush.
Bush was Rossdale’s first claim to fame. After the band was formed in 1992, they recorded and released their first album, Sixteen Stone. It was released in 1994 and it was a great commercial success. The band went on a meteoric rise that saw them move from pub gigs to headlining international shows in massive venues.
However, Rossdale and Bush did not find much success in their own country. It was only perhaps a problem on a mental and emotional level as it had a little dent on their commercial standing, which ended with Bush as one of the best selling rock bands in the 90s. The band released five albums in their first rodeo.
In his solo attempt, Rossdale had successes like featuring in the soundtrack for XXX, the film and creating the official theme song for a WWE Event in September 2002. In 2004, he formed a new band, Institute. Their first album had moderate success and was disbanded after one album.
He continued his solo career with the completion of an album, Wanderlust. It was released in 2008 and it peaked at number 33 on the US Billboard 200. In 2010, his band, Bush reformed and released a new album in 2011. Their return so far has stuck till date and they have released two more albums.
Outside of music, Rossdale has appeared in a number of films and television shows. His filmography includes credits for Constantine, How to Rob a Bank, Zoolander, Criminal Minds and Hawaii Five-0.
Gavin’s commercial success as the lead singer for Bush and his own moderate solo successes has created an empire worth $35 million for the English artist.
Girlfriend and Children
His relationship history is littered with some of the notable names in the music industry. He began dating Gwen Stefani in 1995 and during a break in their relationship, he also dated Courtney Love for eight months. He later resumed his relationship with Gwen and the two got married in 2002. They were together till 2015 when Stefani filed for a divorce.
Since the divorce, his relationship life has involved different women like Pearl Lowe, Andrea Corr, Mindy Mann. He is currently believed to be single. He has four children, three of whom were with Gwen Stefani. His last child was with Pearl Lowe.
Is Gavin Rossdale Gay?
Gavin Rossdale is not gay. He may be bisexual as he has had a publicized relationship with Peter Robinson, more popularly known as Marilyn. The two had an affair from 1982 to 1987.