Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale and Bush sign worldwide partnerships with BMG

Multi-platinum-selling rock group BUSH and frontman Gavin Rossdale have entered into new worldwide partnerships with BMG. The agreements include a new publishing deal for Rossdale’s extensive songwriting catalog and the band entering into a new recording deal to release a remastered version of latest album Black and White Rainbows with bonus tracks. The album arrives on digital formats today (October 13) via Zuma Rock Records/BMG, with CD to follow.

Written, recorded and produced by Rossdale, the 17-track expanded edition of Black and White Rainbows includes two new tracks, ‘This Is War’ and ‘Alien Language’. The band, rounded out by drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz, have been touring extensively in support, including a North American headlining run earlier this year and this week they wrap a string of European dates.

“Led by Gavin and his extraordinary catalog, BUSH remains one of the most successful bands in rock. We welcome them to BMG and look forward to continue building on their musical legacy” said Zach Katz, President, Repertoire & Marketing, BMG US

Over the course of their career, BUSH have sold nearly 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to Number One, ‘Comedown’, ‘Glycerine’, ‘Machinehead’, ‘Swallowed’, ‘The Chemicals Between Us’ and ‘The Sound of Winter’. As a solo artist, Rossdale hit Number One on iTunes with 2008’s ‘Love Remains The Same’, which sold close to two million copies alone. In 2011, BUSH re-entered the fray with The Sea of Memories, their first release in 10 years. That album saw them return to the top of the charts in grand style, as lead single ‘The Sound of Winter’ made rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit Number One at Alternative Rock Radio (where it stayed for six consecutive weeks). They followed with Man on the Run and toured endlessly in support, playing to packed-house crowds around the world.

BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business. BMG’s 15 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2.5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as thousands of artists and songwriters. For more, visit bmg.com

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