- Beauty & Style
- Contact Us
Like Us, Follow Us
Your lifestyle, your quirk
No Doubt is not only Gwen Stefani’s band’s name; it seems to also describe her recommitment to the band. Stefani recently told a U.K. newspaper “No, I don’t think so,” when asked if she would ever veer from the band again for her solo career.
"I was always thinking of that as a moment in time and you can never say never. But these last couple of years have been overwhelming for me, with having so much going on, and my husband being on tour, and just trying to do it all, which is not possible."
No Doubt formed in 1989 and released their first, self-titled album in 1992. They went on to release three albums in 1990s, reviving the ska sound in popular music. Their third album, Tragic Kingdom, set a record with 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart.
In 2004, the band decided to take a break so the members could pursue their solo ambitions. Stefani wasted no time, releasing a solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. that first year.The album went triple-platinum in the U .S. and quadruple-platinum in Canada. She also kicked off her own clothing line, L.A.M.B., and acted in her first movie, The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio, in 2004. Stefani’s second solo album, The Sweet Escape, came out in 2006. It has been reported that Stefani had only intended on one solo album but had material from her first album left over that she wanted to share with fans, so she decided on a second album.
Stefanie became a mother in May of 2006 when her and rocker husband Gavin Rosssdale’s son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, was born. The couple’s second son, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, was born in August of 2008, the same year No Doubt started gradually working together again, starting their album Push and Shove that wouldn’t come out until this year.
No Doubt doesn’t look like they’ve aged at all, but the decade plus since their last album has changed the way they work a great deal.
"We were only able to get together three days a week and, because I had the kids, there was only a limited amount of time," Stefani explained regarding the work it took to record Push and Shove. "I was exhausted by the time I got there, so it was a struggle trying to weigh and balance everything out with the kids. But it was that fight that made the record so great."