June 8, 2000 17:55

BUSH ON FIRE!

The rockers are planning to release a new single and play live in the UK before the end of this year...

BUSH ON FIRE!
BUSH have started work on their new studio album, and are planning to release a new single and play live in the UK before the end of the year, nme.com can exclusively reveal.

Speaking to nme.com from on tour in Europe, vocalist Gavin Rossdale revealed he had started demoing tracks with the rest of the band in various venues across London throughout the past three weeks. These demos will become the band's fourth album, the follow-up to last year's 'The Science Of Things'.The band will start their final recording sessions following a summer playing at various festivals across the world.

Speaking about the new material, Rossdale said: "I've been doing some demos of new stuff...I can't reveal any titles yet, I'm going to work things out with the band, wait until they are finished. It's been the culmination of playing so much this year and realising how these three albums fit together. In some ways it's driven by playing live. I'm drawing inspiration from different things that come around, thinking about things, reflecting on things."

He added that if recording goes well, the band will release a new single to precede the album before the end of the year.

Rossdale promised the band would also return to the UK for dates this year, even though their last UK tour was plagued with problems. On their UK tour in March, which had been rescheduled from the previous November, guitarist Nigel Pulsford fractured his ankle after falling off the stage at the Norwich UEA. Then in the US in April, Rossdale himself had to be given oxygen after collapsing within seconds of leaving the stage at the Central Michigan University.

Speaking about the rescheduled UK shows, he said: "That was just bad organisation really, but it probably all turned out for the best. By the end of the year when we've got these new songs worked out, we'll be ready to do a nice week in England and go and play the new songs and get together some shows. They'll be full on!"

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