Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1965) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, and is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Rossdale helped form Bush in 1992; upon the band's separation in 2002, he became the lead singer and guitarist for Institute and later began a solo career. When performing solo, Rossdale plays songs from his musical libraries. Rossdale was ranked 100th in a list of Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. In 2013, Rossdale received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.