Gavin Rossdale Talks Bush's New Album, Working With Gwen Stefani on 'The Voice'

Rossdale will join the show as a mentor for her team.

ByMICHAEL ROTHMAN
September 19, 2014, 5:39 AM
PHOTO: Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani at the anniversary celebration of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino April 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani at the anniversary celebration of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino April 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
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— -- Gavin Rossdale and the rest of the members in his band Bush are celebrating 20 years since the group’s first album in 1994.

The guys, who were hit makers in the 1990's and early 2000s, are also celebrating a new record, "Man on the Run," which comes out Oct. 21.

Rossdale, 48, said he couldn't be happier with the reception and buzz the new album has gotten, especially with a world tour coming next year in support of the new release.

"I'm excited to have the record out and it's a fantastic start," he told ABC News in promotion of the new album and the 2014 VH1 Save the Music concert, an annual event to benefit music education that took place at the William Hill Estate vineyards in Napa, California. "The inspiration behind the new album is just the beauty and magic of music."

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While rock isn't dead, Rossdale said it needs "some kind of reinvention." With this in mind, dance music, EDM and house music have inspired the new album. Indeed, the rocker and actor said he grew up on dub music, which is why you can always hear dub bass on any Bush song.

But "Man on the Run" is in no way a dance record, Rossdale explains. It still has the gritty, rock accents that all Bush fans have loved for years. But the electronic influences began the record, they weren't added after, he added.

Rossdale and wife Gwen Stefani, 44, just celebrated 12 years of marriage this past Sunday and they have three children: Kingston, 8, Zuma, 6, and Apollo, 7 months.

In addition to touring and raising a family, Rossdale will be joining his wife on "The Voice" as a mentor for her team. Stefani joined coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Farrell for season 7.

"It was intimidating at first for her," Rossdale said of working together on this show. "For me, I kind of flat-line everything. I get anxious and adrenalized over playing shows or driving to shows, but somehow when I'm in the moment, I flat-line and it's like I have ice in my blood."

He continued, "So, being in this situation with Gwen, she was really worried about it, because she was a little more concerned as to how it would affect her performance, to work with her husband. Actually, it was really, really so much fun. Mainly because most of these adrenalized situations we find ourselves in. ... If I do it on my own, I'm under a lot of pressure and it's a great team spirit, but generally you have that emotion to yourself. So, it was really nice to share that pressure with her."

They may have been on the same team for "The Voice," but Rossdale said, "We didn't actually share a dressing room, which was weird because she had some people working with her. But I was next door with my people. It was really fun and really great."

As for having three sons, Rossdale had the best response when asked whether his wife feels outnumbered with all boys in the house.

"For the most part, no one loves their moms like their boys,” he said, “so I think she's just triple the amount of love.”

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