Bush Takes "Scientific" Approach
November 1999

November 1999. Bush finally release their third album, 'The Science Of Things', via Trauma on October 25. And frontman Gavin Rossdale has revealed to Metal Hammer that while the band kicked their heels waiting for the album to be released - it was originally due out in January, but was delayed because of a legal wrangle with Trauma - he was offered a part in the cult film Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. 'I would have been playing a rock star,' admits Rossdale. 'However, I turned it down because I didn't want my acting debut to be in a part which only called for me to sniff acid off Johnny Depp's sleeve. The part eventually went to Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and he did a great job.'

Although he will be fully occupied with Bush for the next year or so, Rossdale also revealed that he would like to record a solo album at some point.

'I do write some songs which are not right for Bush, and I'd like to use them on a solo record when I get the chance. It would be very different to Bush, more laidback and sensual, I suppose.'

But for the time being, Rossdale is shelving all future solo plans and concentrating totally on Bush.

'We are gonna be doing a major world tour, there's talk of getting in some really cool people to do remixes of tracks from 'The Science Of Things' for a possible remix album, and we've just recorded a version of The Doors' 'Break On Through' for a tribute album, so it's all getting busy.'

Bush kick off a UK tour at Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 17. They then head to Wolverhampton Civic Hall 18, Norwich UEA 19, Nottingham Rock City 21, Newcastle University 22, Glasgow Barrowlands 24, Leeds T&C 25, Manchester Academy 26, Southampton Guildhall 28, Bristol Colston Hall 29, London Hammersmith Palais 30.