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‘No Doubt’ scraps their entire tour!

After releasing their first studio album in over ten years, ‘No Doubt’ was supposed to head out on a world tour. But now, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont have announced that they are postponing their plans for a world tour in order to start working on their seventh album.

“While we were traveling the world last year promoting ‘Push And Shove,’ Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music,” the band wrote on its official Facebook page. “In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together. We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease. After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting.”

No Doubt’s sixth album, “Push and Shove,” was released in Sept. 2012, more than a decade after the band’s fifth album, 2001’s “Rock Steady.” While it was hard to compete with the major success of “Rock Steady,” “Push and Shove” performed well for No Doubt, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200.

In January, No Doubt stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to perform. Stefani spoke to Kimmel about the band’s plans for the future and mentioned a summer tour, but it seems fans may have to wait a little longer to see another live performance of “Hella Good.”

“We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop,” No Doubt continued on Facebook. “So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible – both recorded and live on tour.”

No Doubt did not give fans a timeline for the next album or tour, but promised to keep send updates “with photos and videos from the studio.”

Are you bummed they’re scrapping their world tour? I’m excited they’re going to work on a new album. I actually wasn’t a fan of this last album.


Posted Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 7:07am
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No Doubt pulls “offensive” music video, releases apology…

No Doubt has pulled their new music video over complaints that it’s offensive. Their new single, “Looking Hot” is a hot mess, according to people who have watched it. (I tried to find it, but it’s gone……everywhere.)

The video features Gwen Stefani and her bandmates in teepees and headdresses, which some are saying is offensive to Native Americans.

On Saturday, No Doubt yanked “Looking Hot” from official platforms and issued a formal statement on its website.

“As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history,” said the group.

The statement continued, “Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately.”

“The music that inspired us when we started the band, and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video,” continued the band.

The statement concluded, “Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.”

No Doubt pulled “Looking Hot” from YouTube and VEVO, although it is still available elsewhere online.


Posted Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 8:08am
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Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanul talk about their “brutal” breakup, and how painful it is to perform “Don’t Speak”

No Doubt will release its first album in over 10 years this week. Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont have all hit the road and begun promoting the new album. The band is opening up about their two-decade-long journey, heartache and more.

No Doubt formed in California in 1986, with Stefani lending her lead vocals to the group beginning in 1989. They had their first big success with 1995’s Tragic Kingdom, followed by 2000’s Return of Saturn. Come 2004, the band members embarked on solo work. Stefani, undoubtedly the star of the group, released Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in late 2004. She then skyrocketed to the level of a celebrity triple threat, with a successful music career, fashion line and family life.

Maybe it’s the comfort of familiar faces and old love that keeps the blonde bombshell grounded. Stefani and Kamal’s romance blossomed in the first days of No Doubt. She had dreams of marrying the bassist, but those were shattered when he ended their relationship in 1994.

The singer wrote one of the band’s most popular songs, “Don’t Speak,” about their breakup. To this day, the two agree that it was one of the most difficult times.

“We were on tour for Tragic Kingdom for 28 months. We were going through the breakup, and in every interview we were talking about it so we were opening this wound on an hourly basis. It was so brutal but I don’t know how we made it through,” Kanal told The Guardian, with Stefani agreeing that it was a tense time.

There was a silver lining, however: The breakup made Stefani more creatively expressive.

“Before, I was really passive, all I cared about was being in love with my boyfriend,” she told The Guardian. “I didn’t have any creative power, nothing. I don’t know that person any more. But I’d been really bad at school and didn’t know what I would do, I just sang in my brother’s band [Eric Stefani, who founded the group, left No Doubt after Tragic Kingdom to work on ‘The Simpsons.’] But after the breakup I just started writing all these songs and suddenly I was: ‘Oh I think I’m really good at this!'”

In 2002, Stefani married Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. She and Kanal, who dated for seven years, mended their relationship, with Stefani penning her solo single “Cool” for him.

The two got together to write “Undone,” a ballad featured on the upcoming Push and Shove. She and Kanal wrote the song over the course of just two days, according to Billboard. “I had said I really hadn’t emotionally felt like we could write a slower song,” Stefani told Billboard in July.

Billboard’s Andrew Hampp says, “Listening to Push And Shove, the group’s fifth studio album, and it’s often difficult to tell where the time went.”

The band gets backs to basics with Push and Shove, blending the ’80s pop sounds of Southern California with ska, dubstep and reggae. “We want to sound modern,” Kanal told Rolling Stone last month. “[But] there’s no way to escape who we are.”

No Doubt took to the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend.

I can’t wait to hear the new album!


Posted Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 3:15pm
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No Doubt performs on ABC’s “Good Morning America” show in Central Park

After more than a decade-long-hiatus, No Doubt came out to play a special concert as part of “Good Morning America’s” summer concert series in Central Park.

The band played several songs, including their newest single, “Settle Down”. Videos below!

Photos: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 10:10am
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