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Gavin Rossdale Made New Bush Album a Family Affair

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When you’ve got two little kids and a loving wife, it’s hard to ever think of anything else. So when it came time for Bush to record their recently released new album, ‘The Sea of Memories,’ the band’s frontman, Gavin Rossdale, kept his family — wife Gwen Stefani and sons Kingston, 5, and Zuma, 3 — close by in many ways.

In addition to Rossdale’s newly formed indie label, Zuma Rocks Records, he also recorded the album at his own Kingston Sound Studios. That is after getting permission from his wife of nine years.

“I wasn’t really sure about it,” Rossdale tells People. “I asked around my house, ‘Is that weird?’ It was like, ‘No, that’s cool, do it.’ I couldn’t do anything involving them without making a joint decision. I’ve learned some things, and that’s one of them!”

Like their famous singing parents, Kingston and Zuma are already showing signs of being passionate about music. “[Kingston] still likes the drums, but he’s into everything now,” says the proud father. “He’s always busy doing things. We’re just trying to give them lots of opportunities.”

“Whereas the younger one, he’s got more focus than [Gwen] and I expected,” he continues. “[Zuma] is really into the guitar. If I’m playing, he’ll come and jam with me … it’s really fun. He moves his hands up and down. His positioning and charisma are amazing. He’s so relaxed … looks great, and he’s 3!”

There is, however, one part of his personal life he prefers to keep separate … sharing close quarters with Stefani and her band, No Doubt. The two lead vocalists began dating in the 90s when they toured together. But Rossdale says that part is in the past, so fans should get too hopeful for another joint tour between the two popular bands.

“Same state, different venues,” he laughs. “I mean, it would be a great idea, but no. We keep it separate.”

‘A Sea of Memories’ hit stores earlier this month. Look for Bush on the road this fall with Chevelle and Filter. Click here for a complete list of dates where the band will be.

 

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