PICS: Bush at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Machineheads, rejoice: Alt-rock titans Bush brought forth a rock ruckus at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on Thursday, July 27.

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The band was firing on all cylinders on a perfect San Diego night!
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Their current lineup features Gavin Rossdale (guitarist/vocalist), Chris Traynor (lead guitarist), Corey Britz (bassist; pictured, right) and drummer Robin Goodridge.
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Bush got their start in 1992 in London, England. (Guitarist Chris Traynor pictured)
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They had their big breakthrough in 1994 with the release of their debut album, “Sixteen Stone.”
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It went on to be certified 6x multi-platinum by the RIAA. For some strange reason, the band was less well known in their home country than in the U.S. -- where they became huge rock superstars.
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Over the last 20-plus years, they’ve had numerous top 10 singles on the Billboard rock charts and a No. 1 album with 1996’s sophomore full-length, “Razorblade Suitcase.”
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Fun fact: The band named themselves “Bush” after Shepherd’s Bush, London, where the members used to live.
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After the leadoff single from “Sixteen Stone,” “Everything Zen,” hit rock radio -- four (!!!) singles hit the charts and the album started to sell like hotcakes.
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“Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Little Things,” and “Machinehead” were all huge hits during that time -- they were simply inescapable.
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Fun fact: Rossdale was ranked No. 100 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader magazine. Although I doubt anyone would consider Bush heavy metal, it’s cool he got a nod, eh?
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In 1995, he met and started dating No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani and they were married in 2002. They have three sons together. The couple divorced in April of last year.
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2002 would prove to be a busy year for Rossdale though: Bush disbanded, and the singer formed a new band called Institute the next year. They released one album called “Distort Yourself” and opened some shows for U2 during that band’s Vertigo Tour.
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Institute broke up in 2006, and Rossdale embarked on a solo career and began getting into acting more, appearing in such films as “Zoolander,” “Little Black Book,” “Constantine,” “How to Rob a Bank” and others -- as well as several television shows. Earlier this year, Rossdale joined “The Voice UK” television show as a celebrity coach.
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In 2010, Bush reunited with a slightly different lineup. The band went on to release three albums since then: 2011’s “The Sea of Memories,” 2014’s “Man on the Run” and this year’s “Black and White Rainbows.”
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The band’s July 27 set list included 17 songs, such as: “Everything Zen,” “Nurse,” “The Chemicals Between Us,” “The Sound of Winter,” “Mad Love,” “Greedy Fly,” “The Beat of Your Heart”…
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Along with “The People That We Love,” “Swallowed,” “The Gift,” “Alien,” “Peace-S,” and “Little Things.”
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They played a four-song encore featuring “Machinehead,” “The One I Love” (an R.E.M. cover), “Glycerine” (which Rossdale played solo and dedicated to the U.S. military) and “Comedown.”
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