Gavin Rossdale thinks his eldest son is recording ‘Justin Bieber-level’ songs
While opening up about his son is following in his and his ex-wife Gwen Stefani’s musical footsteps, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale said his oldest boy is recording songs on a par with Justin Bieber’s tracks.
Gavin Rossdale’s son is recording “Justin Bieber-quality singles”.
The Bush frontman, 57, has three sons with his now ex-wife Gwen Stefani, 53 – Kingston, 17, Zuma, 15, and Apollo, nine, as well as daughter Daisy, 34, from a previous relationship with the 53-year-old English designer Pearl Lowe, and said his oldest boy is following in his and Gwen’s musical footsteps.
He told UsWeekly: “I got him a Logic studio for Christmas. He’s got my whole (guitar) pedal rig, a bunch of vintage guitars, all this stuff. I’ve helped him out to have a nice setup, but that is it.”
Gavin added along with recording “for himself”, Kingston has been “working with other people and writing some way legit, Justin Bieber-quality singles”.
He said about the teen’s “ear for melody”: “I’m like, ‘Oh, God. It’s really good. I can’t believe it.'”
The performer also said Kingston is “intentional” about his talent and keeping his musical interests “independent” from his famous parents.
He added: “I wish he were really deeply into (my music), but he’s not. He’s into the (Smashing) Pumpkins, which is great. They’re an incredible band.
“What’s so strange, anthropologically, is that he does not quiz me about stuff.
“He has to break away from me and discover things (and) almost distance himself from me, which is painful.”
Gavin and Gwen had Kingston in 2006, before they called in quits in 2015 ahead of their divorce being finalised a year later.
No Doubt singer Gwen has moved on with her fellow ‘Voice’ judge Blake Shelton, 47, who she married in 2021.
Kingston performed publicly for the first time at Blake’s Oklahoma bar Ole Red in August and his song was shared via TikTok, with social media users praising him in the comments section for looking like his “dad’s twin”.
Gavin has told ‘This Morning’ he thinks it would be “crazy” for his children to chase showbiz careers, but cautioned they should be focusing on computing as a career.
He added: “(They should) go into tech, do something like that. It’s my responsibility to make them so they contribute to society as opposed to take away from society.”