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Published on August 20th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Bush Goes the Crowdfunding Route for Their Next Album. Something’s Weird About This.

Bush, the pseudo-grunge band fronted by Gavin Rossdale (also known as Mr. Gwen Stefani), wants to make a new album, so they’ve turned to Pledgemusic to raise money.  Anyone see anything weird in that last sentence?

Okay, so maybe Gavin and Gwen have some kind of pact to keep their professional lives separate.  But since Ms Stefanfi’s net worth is somewhere north of $80 million (and set to spike higher now that she’ll be a judge on The Voice) it seems a bit odd for her hubby to go begging for money to make a new record.  Oh, and Gavin has been hired to be a mentor on that same TV show.  His net worth is estimated at $35 million.

But never mind. Click on the image to give Gavin and Co. your money.

Bush - Pledgemusic

 




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4 Responses to Bush Goes the Crowdfunding Route for Their Next Album. Something’s Weird About This.

  1. Bonnie says:

    I’m actually impressed that their prices aren’t overblown. There’s nothing fancy here, just a regular album pre-order. The advantage, I’ve heard from others, of going the Pledgemusic route, is that they cover the shipping and manufacturing, so, if true, then Bush is saving themselves the hassle of setting that up themselves (aren’t they independent now?)

  2. Phav says:

    Pledgemusic’s manufacturing, unfortunately, can be incredibly slow. Pop Will Eat Itself used them to put out an EP earlier this year, and they actually managed to record, release and ship another single on their own before the Pledgemusic CDs made it out the door.

  3. DavidR says:

    Thinking about it from another angle, maybe it’s a feeler to see how much interest there is in a new album from Bush.. Not to mention they are sidestepping the big bad labels.

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