As Under The Southern Stars 2022 rolls around the country this month, we’ve enlisted the help of Gavin Rossdale, the the lead singer and rhythm guitarist from British rock band Bush to put together a playlist of his favourite Australian songs. Now you’ll be ready for the pre-UTSS roadtrip!
Since the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, English rockers Bush have been an Aussie favourite, spawning singles like ‘Glycerine’, ‘Everything Zen’ and ‘Comedown’ that are still just as loved today. After taking an extended break from 2001 until 2011, they returned with the huge The Sea of Memories and launched right back into our hearts again.
They’ll join Cheap Trick, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rose Tattoo, Electric Mary, and more around the country for this year’s Under The Southern Stars festivities (be sure to check your festival date as lineups may vary).
Under The Southern Stars Tour 2022 Dates
- March 18, 2022, – Bonython Park, Adelaide SA
- March 19, 2022, – Bonython Park, Adelaide SA
- March 20, 2022, – Bonython Park, Adelaide SA
- March 22, 2022, – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
- March 25, 2022, – Kings Beach Ampitheatre, Kings Beach QLD
- March 26, 2022, – Southport Sharks, Southport QLD
- March 27, 2022, – Riverstage Brisbane, Brisbane QLD
Gavin Rossdale of Bush’s Favourite Australian Songs:
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Hand Of God
“My two favourite Australians.”
INXS – Need You Tonight
“Because they are legends.”
Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
“The kings of melody. I once met Neil Finn at a recording studio.
It was a big thrill. I wish we’d had more time or I’d said something memorable.”
Grinderman – Get It On
“Just because I can and now so can you.”
Wolfmother – Joker And The Thief
“Exciting bands should be on playlists.”
Stonefield – Delusion
“Because there have been too many blokes so far.”
Baby Animals – Painless
Tkay Maidza – Awake
“Nice and dangerous.”
Mo’ju – Bound To
“Don’t be bound to your fears. Wise words for sure.”
Nick Cave – (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
“A Top ten song for atheists in heaven.”
Listen to the playlist here:
Under The Southern Stars will take Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more around Australia in March 2022. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.