May 26, 2000 13:11

ROSSDALE CLOSING DOOR ON MORRISON ROLE

[b]Gavin Rossdale[/b] is the favourite to play [b]The Doors[/b] frontman in a new biopic, but he's not so keen...

ROSSDALE CLOSING DOOR ON MORRISON ROLE
BUSH frontman GAVIN ROSSDALE has said he has no plans to embark on a movie career, despite being approached to play THE DOORS' singer JIM MORRISON in a new film about the band.

A spokesperson for Bush said they specifically performed the Doors track 'Break On Through' at their recent sell-out concert at London Shepherd's Bush Empire for casting scouts from the US, who were in the audience.

The movie will be based on the book, 'Wonderland Avenue', the classic Doors biography by Danny Sugarman.

Filming is not expected to begin for another two years, which the Bush spokesperson speculated "may be just right for Gavin to take a step in that direction".

Rossdale himself said, however, that he would be content to provide music for the soundtrack, admitting that it was "almost like a dream come true" to be considered for the role.

Bush have been beset by difficulties this year on their UK and American tours, with Rossdale collapsing after a gig in Michigan in April, guitarist Nigel Pulsford fractured his ankle after a gig in Norwich in March, and two UK dates had to be rescheduled after the singer suffered throat problems.

Meanwhile, Bush have issued a statement saying they will ensure all fans who bought tickets for their cancelled show in Bloomington, Indiana, on April 11 are reimbursed before they hand back a $50,000 advance which was paid to them by the gig promoter Millican Productions. The promoter has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract against the band, demanding the return of the advance plus $80,000 damages.

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