September 22, 2014


Gavin Rossdale Doesn't Think He'd Get Very Far on 'The Voice'

Despite his super successful career and his incredible set of pipes, Gavin Rossdale of Bush doesn't think he'd make the cut if he were to meet the judges in the red spinny chairs as a newbie on The Voice. Advancing on The Voice takes more than just raw talent, and the work ethic of its contestants in particular isn't lost on Rossdale.

"They're just really, really good singers!" he told Fuse, referring to the talent he got to meet while making a guest appearance on the first episode of the show's new season. "I came from a different school of slaying it through the clubs and playing shows like that and learning it in that way. They're all such really good singers. I doubt I would've got anywhere on that show. The way that I think about it, none of them sing that good without having worked on it in their houses for many, many years. No one just gets up one day and goes, 'Oh, I've found my voice!' I don't have any problems with how things are moving. Some people get really upset by those shows. Certain musicians can't believe it's so easy. It's just the way it is. It doesn't bother me. Maybe I just flatline it too much, but it doesn't bother me."

Rossdale thoroughly enjoyed his time on The Voice from the sounds of it, but it wasn't just hanging out with amazing singers and the judges (including his wife, Gwen Stefani) that made it a memorable experience. Offering up his professional opinion time and time again proved to be a strenuous endeavor throughout the taping, more so than what he was expecting when he initially agreed to make an appearance.

"It's a really great show with really great people," he said. "You want to do a good job. It was really fun to go through that pressure, the adrenaline of doing that show, getting it right, not messing it up, trying to have something interesting to say to these people who are singing. Doing and sharing it with Gwen was fun; I liked it for that. I tell you what: I shot for two days, and it's just one opinion after another that you've got to give. After awhile, I was like, 'I don't have any more opinions left, I don't know what to say anymore!'"

For Gavin Rossdale's thoughts on working alongside Gwen on The Voice and more, check out the Fuse exclusive above.