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Name: Gavin Rossdale                                                                   
Birth name: Gavin McGregor Rossdale                                                     
Born: 30 October 1965 London, England                                                   
Gavin Rossdale (born Gavin McGregor Rossdale, 30 October 1965) is a British             
musician most famous for being the lead singer and guitarist of the former             
British rock band, Bush, and later the lead singer and guitarist of Institute,         
which broke up in 2006 after only one album. He is also currently married to           
Gwen Stefani, they have one son, Kingston, and are expecting their second child         
in 2008.                                                                               
Rossdale was born in Kilburn, London, to parents Lucy Stephan (b. Scotland) and         
Douglas Rossdale (a doctor of Russian descent); his parents divorced when he was       
eleven years old, and he was raised primarily by his father and aunt. (His             
mother remarried and moved to South Tampa, Florida, off of fashionable Bayshore         
Blvd.). Rossdale has a younger sister, Soraya, and an older one, Lorraine.             
Rossdale modelled briefly, producing some fashion shots with good friend,               
Marilyn. He learned to play bass guitar after hanging out with his sister               
Lorraine's boyfriend, who was in a band called The Nobodyz, but he switched to         
rhythm guitar. At 17, he left the Westminster School, played semi-professional         
football until side-lined by an injury, and formed a band called Midnight (formerly     
Little Dukes), which produced a couple of singles and many publicity photos. In         
1991, Gavin moved to Los Angeles 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 with his good friend Bill MacAdam before             
returning to England inspired to start a new band. He hooked up with future             
manager Scottie Mac (SSM), whom he had met in LA. In 1992, Gavin formed Future         
Primitive, whose original line-up (under the name The Diceheads) included               
screenwriter Sacha Gervasi, who left to pursue a film-making career. The band           
changed its name to Bush in the summer of 1994 and released the promo Sixteen