On this day in 1996, the lead singer of Bush, Gavin Rossdale, lands on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Gracing the cover of the legendary publication usually marks a milestone to an artist or band, but Rossdale’s case was quite the contrary. Journalist Steven Daly was out for blood.
The beginning of the article acknowledges the fact that Bush’s debut album Sixteen Stone sold over six million copies, but that was after Daly ponders over the circumstances of Bush’s next project, “Steve Albini is working on their next album, and their lead singer is pals with Courtney Love. Does that make them a band to ridicule or one to reckon with?”. When Rossdale viewed this article, he was displeased about the remark and stated, “Here I am on their cover, with no top on, selling tons of copies of their magazine, and they ask: Why won't anyone take me seriously? Well, six or seven million people have our record, so that's at least a few people who don't hate me."
Do you agree with Rolling Stone magazine or do you think they took it too far by calling Bush "Nirvanawannabes"?