Bush

Bush may refer to at least 2 artists: 1. A British post-grunge band 2. A Canadian rock band 1. Bush is an English alternative rock band formed in 1992. ...show more

Bush may refer to at least 2 artists: 1. A British post-grunge band 2. A Canadian rock band 1. Bush is an English alternative rock band formed in 1992.

The group chose the name "Bush" because they used to live in Shepherd's Bush, London. Their first album, Sixteen Stone (1994), was a huge commercial success. Almost overnight, Bush went from playing small pubs in London to headlining arenas in the US, the result of extensive promotion on MTV and non-stop touring. Critics labeled them as an inferior derivative of bands such as Nirvana and Pixies, and this criticism followed them throughout their career as a band.

In particular, Rossdale's throaty singing voice and random, stream of consciousness-style lyrics were dismissed by some as an imitation of Nirvana's lead singer, Kurt Cobain. Although the band reached superstar status in the U.S., they failed to have much impact on the britpop riddled UK charts, the lone exception being their single Swallowed, which reached #7. A change in record labels, management and an extended hiatus did not bode well for the band, who unofficially split in 2002. On June 21, 2010 it was announced that Bush were reuniting. ...show less