The latest band to get in on the crowdfunding action is British grunge band Bush. Frontman Gavin Rossdale has started a project on Pledge Music to fund the recording of a new album. Some of the rewards include guitar lessons via Skype and a guitar and bass that was signed by the band, which have already been sold for $1,500 each. The donor rewards top out at $2,000 for a handwritten lyric sheet for “Glycerine.” It’s not even a lyric sheet from when the song was first written — instead, the description specifies that it was written out by Gavin “just for you,” presumably on a napkin or something. The crowdfunding effort raises some questions: How are the “Glycerine” lyrics more expensive than the guitar and bass? And why can’t Gwen Stefani just support her husband and pay for the album? You can check out the project here.
UPDATE: PledgeMusic wrote us to point out this is a straight-up pre-order — i.e., Bush are not asking fans for money in order to make the album, so the term crowdfunding is not accurate. We regret the error.