“Gavin Rossdale hauls out the riffs and makes a return to BUSH’s glory days with The Kingdom” – Kerrang!
“There’s some messages of hope throughout the new BUSH album, even showcased in the title, The Kingdom, a place Rossdale imagines to be free of judgment and self-righteous people; a place where people can be free to express themselves.” – HuffPost
“Die-hard BUSH fans often recall Sixteen Stone as the group’s conquering work, but now may hear a potential rivalry with the coming of The Kingdom. BUSH’s album presents as a modern-age merge of early BUSH with a harder spin and enduring momentum.” – American Songwriter
“The Kingdom is BUSH at their most confident, the sound of a band with plenty of ambition and passion left in their bones.” – Louder
Los Angeles (July 27, 2020) – Iconic multiplatinum rock band BUSH earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Music Albums chart with the release of their eighth studio album, The Kingdom.
The record, which features the hard-charging track “Flowers On A Grave,” also debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Record Label Independent Albums charts, No. 5 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart, and No. 14 on the Top 200 Albums chart.
BUSH celebrated the release of The Kingdom with a special, one-night only, full production virtual arena show. More than 200,000 fans worldwide tuned in across various platforms to the groundbreaking event that saw BUSH perform songs from The Kingdom as well as classics such as “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Comedown” and more. The livestream helped raise nearly $25,000 for When We All Vote, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization on a mission to increase participation in every election. As a result, Gavin Rossdale and BUSH will round up and match fan contributions for a total donation of $50,000.
The Kingdom has already racked up more than 20 million combined audio and video streams and has been heralded by rock press as one of BUSH’s best albums.
With a discography that includes such seminal rock albums as 1994’s 6x platinum-selling SIXTEEN STONE, ‘96’s triple-platinum-selling RAZORBLADE SUITCASE and ‘99’s platinum-selling THE SCIENCE OF THINGS, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 23 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” The latter made rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Radio, where it spent 6 weeks perched atop the chart’s top spot. The song appeared on 2011’s “comeback album,” THE SEA OF MEMORIES, which was BUSH’s first studio album in ten years. That year Billboard ran a story about the band under the headline, “Like They Never Left” – a fitting title as the multi-platinum quartet (vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Nik Hughes) promptly picked up where they left off. They’ve continued to dominate rock radio and play sold-out shows to audiences around the world ever since. The Kingdom follows 2017’s Black And White Rainbows, which People magazine hailed as “a triumphant return.”