Bush’s Gavin Rossdale Explains ‘Blues Band Plans’ With Carlos Santana

Bush’s Gavin Rossdale shared in the latest issue of Classic Rock that the guitarist Carlos Santana discussed forming a new band.

In the new issue, Rossdale shared the details of the plans of a delta blues band, named ‘Mud.’ He said:

“Me and Carlos were meant to do a band together, and he’s let me down! His idea was to do a band called Mud, with me, him and his wife, and it was a Delta blues band. I was like: ‘I am up for it!'”

Rossdale went on to explain how the proposal came about:

“He told me I was like a shaman on stage and that I reminded him of Jim Morrison, and he wanted to do a band with me. He’s amazing. He’s super-sixties, he really is the real deal, going: ‘Uhhhh, your aura is beautiful, man.’ He really is that guy.”

Santana’s Earlier Works With Rossdale

Carlos Santana has teamed up with some of the music industry’s giants, including Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Lauryn Hill. The idea of a blues band with the Bush rocker surfaced after the duo’s joint performance at the 2010 American Music Awards, where they covered T.Rex’s classic ‘Get It On.’

The studio version of the collaboration takes place in Santana’s 2010 album, where the band assembled a group of fellow rock musicians to cover songs from various rock bands, including Led Zeppelin, Nickelback, Def Leppard, and more. The album, ‘Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time,’ features contributions from notable rockers such as Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Joe Cocker, Pat Monahan, and Jacoby Shaddix.

Though a blues band is just in talks now, we will see in the future if the two actually turn it into a reality.

You can listen to the two’s cover of ‘Get It On’ below.