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Gavin Rossdale Biography

Birth Name:
Gavin McGregor Rossdale
Birth Place:
Kilburn, London, England
Rock singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Was an avid soccer player in his youth, at one point trying out for the professional Chelsea Football Club
  • His early band Midnight managed to land a record deal, but the group split up following poor sales of its singles
  • Formed the grunge-influenced Bush, with guitarist Nigel Pulsford, bassist Dave Parsons and drummer Robin Goodridge, in 1992
  • Worked as a house painter and music-video production assistant until a demo version of "Everything Zen" caught the attention of Interscope Records
  • Following Bush's decision to take an "indefinite hiatus" in 2002, he formed a new band, Institute, which released only one album
  • Made his big-screen debut in the romantic comedy Little Black Book (2004)
  • Released his first solo album, the ballad-oriented Wanderlust, in 2008