Gwen Stefani isn't the only member of her household looking to branch off into movies and making music without her bandmates. Gavin Rossdale, frontman for '90s grunge-rockers Bush, has a couple of flicks on the way and plenty of material written for a solo album.
The No Doubt singer's husband is shooting his big-screen debut, an independent flick called "The Game of Their Lives," alongside Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") and Gerard Butler ("Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life"). Rossdale is playing British football player Stanley Mortenson in a story about the U.S. soccer team's surprise victory against England at the 1950 World Cup.
Next up he'll take on a small role in the forthcoming Brittany Murphy comedy "Little Black Book," which has already begun filming and is due out next year (see [article id="1476588"]"Brittany Murphy To Launch A Singing Career"[/article]).
Earlier this month, Rossdale entered a Los Angeles studio to record demo versions of three songs likely surface on a solo album or perhaps even under a new band's moniker. The lineup for the sessions included Chris Traynor, guitarist for the most recent lineup of Bush as well as a former member of Orange 9mm; drummer Charlie Walker from ex-Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega's Champions of Sound; and Rival Schools bassist Cache Tolman.
Helmet's Page Hamilton — who himself is playing with Traynor, drummer John Tempesta and bassist Blasko (both from Rob Zombie's band) in an outfit that may eventually reclaim the Helmet name (see [article id="1477148"]"Page Hamilton Straps On A New Helmet Lineup For LP, Tour"[/article]) — produced the tracks and provided some additional guitar work.
Rossdale recorded five albums with Bush, the most recent being 2001's Golden State. The singer/guitarist's first post-Bush solo track, "Adrenaline," surfaced on the soundtrack to last summer's Vin Diesel action flick "XXX."
Like Rossdale, Stefani has logged studio time dabbling with solo material, possibly for a full-blown album (see [article id="1471367"]"Gwen Stefani Recording Solo Material"[/article]), and has been combing through movie scripts. This summer she signed on to play old-school starlet Jean Harlow in "The Aviator," director Martin Scorsese's biopic about the reclusive Howard Hughes, who'll be played by Leonardo DiCaprio (see [article id="1472272"]"Gwen Stefani To Play The Original Platinum Blonde In Martin Scorsese Flick"[/article]).