The Voice UK's Gavin Rossdale inspired by split from Gwen Stefani

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The Voice UK coach Gavin Rossdale has revealed how his split from Gwen Stefani inspired much of his new music.

The Bush frontman is gearing up to release new record Black And White Rainbows and says writing about his personal life in the songs was "impossible to avoid."


Gavin said: “It’s impossible to avoid, I am that person. Inevitably all over there there’s allusions to me because I wrote it."

The British rocker, who is a new coach on The Voice UK this year, went on to admit that some songs were "too sad" to put out publicly.

He explained to the Daily Star newspaper: “What I was careful to avoid was songs that my last manager deemed too sad to be put on any record. I didn’t want it to be too self-indulgent and lost in a break up.

“I wanted it to be a universal record about the future and making the best of things.”

Meanwhile, Gavin has also told how he looks to ex-wife Gwen for inspiration on The Voice UK.

While it's his first time in the chair himself, Gavin has experience on The Voice in the US as a battle advisor to Gwen.


The pair married in 2002 after first meeting in the 1990s however got divorced in 2015.

Gavin revealed: "She didn't give me any advice about joining The Voice but she said congratulations and good luck.

"When I watch her on the show, it seems like such an easy thing for her to do, she's so great at it."

The Bush frontman explained that appearing alongside Gwen on The Voice US in 2014 proved tough.


He said: "I was taken aback by how emotionally connected you get to people when you are in there and see what it means to them to have been chosen. You just can’t help being emotionally invested.

The Voice UK 2017 blind auditions continue this Saturday night at 8PM on ITV.

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