Musicians + Sports
Musicians + Sports: Bush’s Gavin Rossdale On Tennis Players As Gladiators & Learning To Love American Football
Despite his English upbringing, Rossdale has been living on this side of the Atlantic long enough to pick up on American sporting traditions, including the NFL and NBA. But that doesn’t mean he’s lost any respect for the art of tennis.
The Florida native almost bypassed a career in music as a budding young athlete with his eye on playing golf in college at Florida State University before an injury derailed that plan.
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The “Drink to That All Night” singer-songwriter wants another stab at making NFL game picks for CBS Local after a less than stellar showing against fellow country artists including Justin Moore and Rodney Atkins back in 2012.
A recent Change.org petition hoping to get Weird Al onstage during halftime of the year’s biggest football game got the “Eat Singer” thinking just what he would do if ever given the opportunity.
This year’s Super Bowl was a particularly bitter pill for Broncos fans to swallow. Denver band The Fray was no exception.
“I probably would have never made it through college without baseball, so I’m thankful for that. I really am proud that I got to play on that level.”
Recently previewing a handful of new songs from their upcoming album, ‘Rewind,’ the guys in the band took some time to talk about their collective love of sports, particularly football.
The breakout band riding high on the success of “Best Day of My Life” have few ideas of musicians who’d make great athletes, including Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley.
“There are two kinds of seasons for me: football season and waiting for football season,” the Charleston, South Carolina native said.
“I think the joy of being able to use one’s body and sports are super beneficial on a lot of levels, especially for young men,” says the Sugarland and solo country music singer.