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Gavin Rossdale: Bush Ride New Waves of Sound With ‘The Sea of Memories’

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Bush sold millions of records in the ‘90s with their first two albums, ‘Sixteen Stone’ and ‘Razorblade Suitcase,’ but frontman Gavin Rossdale was eager for his band to rock an updated sound on its upcoming comeback album, ‘The Sea of Memories.’ It’s their first full-length release in 10 years.

“Sound-wise, it was important to make a record that exists on its own merit and isn’t tied to the past,” Rossdale tells Music Radar. “I think you could play the new record for people who might never have heard Bush, and they’ll get their musical nutrition from it.”

That said, Bush aren’t about to totally forget the sound that put them on the map. “I do hope that older fans will hear it and won’t be disappointed,”continues Rossdale. “It’s us. We’ve changed, but not radically. The thickness of the guitars, the power of the guitars, that was something that we had to maintain. It’s bigger, it’s better — I’m happy with it.”

Bush are gearing up to release ‘The Sea of Memories’ on Sept. 13, and will support the disc with a fall 2011 North American tour that rolls from a Sept. 10 gig in Maryland Heights, Miss., through an Oct. 28 show in San Antonio. They will follow that with a 15-date European jaunt. Click here to view their current itinerary.

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