Rossdale was swamped by selfie-takers and fans trying to hijack the mic
A Bush concert at the weekend descended into chaos after frontman Gavin Rossdale invited fans onstage.
As TMZ reports, the gig in question took place at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City on Saturday night (April 7).
Rossdale invited fans onto the stage for their rendition of ‘Comedown’, but it appeared that too many took him up on the offer and the singer found it hard to perform whilst swamped by selfie-takers and fans trying to hijack the mic. One fan was even escorted away by security.
TMZ notes that “fortunately it all happened toward the end of the concert”. See footage of the incident beneath.
‘Swallowed’ was the lead single from the band’s Steve Albini-produced second album ‘Razorblade Suitcase’, becoming a massive top 10 and rock radio hit in the wake of their multi-million-selling debut, ‘Sixteen Stone’.
“That was [written] just after we’d had loads of success with the first record,” Rossdale told NME.
“When you first climb that ladder if you’re lucky enough, and I was lucky enough to have that insane success with it, it’s a bit overwhelming in some ways. I didn’t go to school where you learn how to prepare for any kind of success, I was English, I’d failed for many years, I was not used to being successful – and there’s something about being swept up in that success that’s daunting and really overwhelming… it wasn’t a complaint, it was just an observation.”
He continued: “It’s incredible to have written a song [like that]. I see people every night when I play who have been effected by the music that we’ve made and refer to it as the soundtrack of their lives. I think that’s really powerful. When you write songs in a band and you’re just a bunch of idiots making music, you have no idea where it’s going to go and what’s going to happen with it.
“To see people singing it, it’s as relevant to them today as it was then.”