Oxjam Shepherd's Bush 2013 date announced
... - and could end up providing safe drinking water for 10 people or feeding a family after a crisis, for instance. We think that when people realise this they will be excited and thoroughly proud to be part of the event' Doors open from 12pm to 12am and entry is for over 18s only. Standard tickets cost £10 with a limited stock of Early Bird tickets priced at £6. To find our more or to buy tickets visit www.oxjamshepherdsbush.com or follow them on twitter @ Oxjam_ShepBush Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! Oxjam Shepherd's Bush
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Today In Hip-Hop: Kanye West Criticizes President Bush During Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert
... a stinging criticism to then-President George W. Bush for his handling of disaster relief in the wake of the storm. Only a few short days earlier, Hurricane Katrina smashed into the United States flooding the city of New Orleans and devastating the country's Gulf region. Many had felt that both President Bush
and the federal government had been too slow to act in the early days of storm relief critically causing the infrastructure of the city of New Orleans to break down and descend into chaos. Speaking at the event, Kanye West joined comedian Mike Myers where West famously told viewers that he thought "George Bush doesn't care about black viewers." West's comments won him both praise and sharp criticism after the event. Years later, President Bush
would call Kanye's comments one of the most "disgusting moments" of his presidency. Not all agreed with the President's take as many praised West for his candidness and bravery including Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and noted economist Dr. Boyce Watkins. Today In Hip-Hop: Kanye West Criticizes President Bush
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Plan B plays intimate show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
... to play tracks like 'Welcome To Hell' and 'She Said', with the 2,000-strong crowd singing the words back to him. In a joking nod to recent controversy surrounding his performance supporting Eminem at Slane Castle, Dublin, where he walked off stage early claiming the crowd were "tired", he repeatedly asked the crowd, "Where's the mosh pit?" during 'Pieces'. At the end of his main set, Drew bargained with the organisers, asking to be allowed to return for an encore. He ended up playing two tracks, 'Live Once' and then 'Stay Too Long'. Plan B plays intimate show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush
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Bush (1992-2002, 2011-)
Gavin Rossdale (vocals, guitar)
Nigel Pulsford (guitar)
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Bush's lead singer/guitarist Gavin Rossdale was born in Kilburn, London in 1967. He attended a private school alongside Shane MacGowan of The Pogues.
The band was founded in London in 1992 when Rossdale met guitarist Nigel Pulsford in a London nightclub and the two discovered common musical ground: The Pixies, Jane's Addiction and Nirvana among them.
The band used to live in Shepherd's Bush in west London; hence the name Bush.
In 1993 the band was signed by Rob Kahane's Trauma Records, which had distribution by Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records. Following the death of supportive Disney executive Frank G. Wells, Hollywood Records decided not to release Bush's first album after all. The members of Bush took day jobs until 1994, when Trauma Records got distribution through Interscope Records.
In 1994 Bush released their first album, Sixteen Stone, which has sold over 6 million copies and is certified 6x multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Bush's second album, Razorblade Suitcase, reached #1 in the US and #4 on the UK Album Chart following its 1996 release. The album was noticeably moodier, as the exhaustive touring and sudden success of Sixteen Stone had swept the band along in what Rossdale explained to Rolling Stone as a "Non-stop bubble where everything's done for you, you don't get a chance to stop and think, you have no idea if something's good or bad and you can't phone in sick."
Bush's lead singer Gavin Rossdale was mentioned in Boy George's autobiography, Take it Like a Man. Boy George asserted that Rossdale had been the boyfriend of British pop singer and drag star Marilyn in the 1980's.
Some Canadians may know the band as Bushx because of a naming conflict with a 1970s Canadian band. In 1997, the newer Bush earned rights to their proper name under a deal that involved donating $40,000 to charity.
Prior to the release of the band's third album, The Science of Things, Trauma Records sued Bush for allegedly breaking contract by shopping their new album to other record labels. The band ultimately signed a new long-term contract with Trauma, which dropped its lawsuit. The Science of Things went platinum and reached #11 on Billboard.
By 2001 the band was signed with Atlantic Records. With their album Golden State selling under 400,000 copies, and Atlantic showing low support, Bush disbanded in 2002.
Lead singer Gavin Rossdale formed a new band in 2004 called Institute. Rossdale has also taken to acting, appearing in the films Zoolander and Constantine, among others.
Since Bush's breakup, co-founding Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford has focused on raising his children and spending time with his wife.
In 2010 the band began to play live dates again, and in September 2011 released a new album called The Sea of Memories, which reached #18 on the Billboard 200.
The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."