Bush‘s Gavin Rossdale had reflected on his old feuds with Dave Grohl and Trent Reznor, describing them as “stupid” and mere “bitchy exchanges”.
The vocalist and guitarist was speaking to NME in a recent Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! quiz when he reflected on the past beef with his fellow musicians.
Rossdale’s feud with the Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters vocalist and guitarist dated back to the ’90s after Grohl wore an anti-Bush T-shirt and implied that they were a cash-grab band, along with making some barbs in the press.
“Yeah, he wore a shirt which put the dollar sign through Bu$h – so we [the band and crew] later put similar dollar signs through our T-shirts. That was the gig I went up to Dave and said, ‘I don’t understand what the problem is. Isn’t any shades of your band [Nirvana] in us how it goes?’” Rossdale said.
He added: “I don’t sing like a hair-metal band like Poison, Mötley Crüe or Guns N’ Roses. I always thought grunge was just more aggressive post-punk music. There was never a cynical plan: as much as I loved the 4AD shoegaze bands, I never fell in love with their performances in the same way I did Perry Farrell.
“I always wanted the chaos of big guitars and people flying into cymbals, so it suited me to make music like that. I got into so much trouble for having what was seen as more of an American sound when – in the days of the louche cool of Suede in the UK – that was the most anti-commercial sound you could make.”
Headed back out this winter for LOADED – the greatest hits 1994-2023! The album comes out November 10th. New single this Wednesday