While the women in Nickelback’s world only seem to have their pants around their feet or something in their mouths, Gavin Rossdale and Bush put a woman to work in a much more noble way at Target Center.
Bassist Sibyl Buck played only her second show with Bush on Wednesday, and the band literally didn’t miss a beat with her in the mix. She’s very capably filling in for full-time guy Corey Britz, who had to take off for family commitments. That she’s the girlfriend of guitarist Chris Traynor is a good thing for Rossdale's wife Gwen Stefani, since Buck also happens to be a one-time model and total knockout with a cool stage demeanor. I don’t think Gavin was entirely kidding when he said, “I was watching you play and thinking, ‘Why didn’t we get a female bass player in the first place?’”
As for Nickelback, there’s really not much of a reason to post their set list, since it’s the same set list they’ve played in every city on their tour. If you read other accounts of their shows, you’ll see that Chad Kroeger says and does pretty much the same things between songs at each and every show, too. Here’s what rock’s most pre-programmed, auto-piloted band played Wednesday (and Tuesday, and Sunday, and… ).
This Means War / Something in Your Mouth / Never Again / Photograph / Far Away / Bottoms Up / Animals / Rockstar / Someday / Lullaby / When We Stand Together / drum solo / How You Remind Me / Burn It to the Ground ENCORE: Gotta Be Somebody / Figured You Out