(Their Early Rocker Days) --------------------> (Hollywood Glam)
For years, as Gwen Stefani jumped leaps and bounds with No Doubt and on her own as a solo artist and fashion designer, Gavin Rossdale seemed to just be, well, there. But for those who were big-time fans of his late 90s band Bush, and not just fans of his abs, know that he isn't just arm candy to Gwen. So when I would hear the media or gossip mags refer to him as "Gavin Stefani" (I actually think I read that in Courtney Love's autobiography about 10 years ago, with her calling him that,...but don't quote me on that.), I thought, well that's not fair. Just because his wife has pushed herself into the category off mega-superstar and into the flashes of the paparazzi, doesn't mean that Gavin has not continued to be creative with music or pursue his passion. Maybe it just wasn't as public or pop as Gwen's reputation has become.
That's why I'm so excited every time I hear his new solo from Wanderlust on the radio. It's a great song by a fabulous 40-year old rocker, who seems to also be an amazing father, and supportive husband who did not hide from the camera out of jealousy; rather time and again, he made his entrance with his chin up. And in my book, that's all a tough-ass girl like Gwen could ask for.
Photo Credits: Not mine, found in Google Images...