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Gavin Rossdale

"Gavin McGregor Rossdale" (born October 30,1965) was the lead singer and guitarist of the British rock group Bush, and the current lead singer and guitarist of Institute.

Born in Kilburn, London, England, to parents Barbara Stephan (b. Scotland) and Douglas Rossdale (a doctor of Russian Jewish descent); they divorced when he was eleven years old and he was raised primarily by his father and aunt (his mother remarried and moved to Florida). He has an older sister, Soraya, and a younger one, Lorraine (daughter called Jade).

Rossdale modelled briefly, producing some embarrassing fashion shots with good friend Marilyn. Gavin learned to play bass guitar after hanging out with Soraya's boyfriend who was in a band called The Nobodyz, but switched to rhythm guitar. At 17, he had left Westminster School, played semi-pro soccer until side-lined by an injury, and formed a band called Midnight (formerly Little Dukes), which produced a couple of singles and a bunch of publicity photos. In 1991, Gavin moved to LA for 6 months, lived where he could, and took whatever part time jobs were available, including production assistant on video shoots. He spent some time in NYC before return...

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