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No Doubt

Formed in 1986 as a ska/punk rock band inspired by Madness, the lineup of No Doubt initially comprised John Spence as lead vocal, Gwen Stefani on back-up vocal, and Eric Stefani on keyboards. While playing the party-band circuit around Anaheim, California, United States the trio picked up bassist Tony Kanal. Hardened by the suicide of Spence in December 1987, No Doubt nevertheless continued; Gwen became the lone vocalist and the group added guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young. During their early years on the party scene, they played with Sublime, and Brad Nowell sang on No Doubt's Total Hate '95. Gwen Stefani returned the favour on Saw Red. No Doubt's live act began to attract regional interest, and Interscope Records signed them in 1991. The band's debut a year later, an odd fusion of '80s and ska, sank without a trace in the wake of the grunge movement. As a result, Interscope refused to support No Doubt's tour or further recordings. The band responded by recording on their own during 1993-94; the result was the self-released The Beacon Street Collection, much rawer and more punk-inspired than the debut. Eric Stefani left just after its release, later working as an animator for The Simpsons. By late 1994, Interscope allowed recordings to resume, and Tragic Kingdom was released in October 1995. The album's third single, Don't Speak, which although originally written by Eric was later altered by Gwen to document her breakup with bassist Tony Kanal. Tragic Kingdom went platinum and has sold over 15 million copies to date. As Tragic Kingdom obtained success, the band toured furiously until late '97. After a long break, the band had prepared a more mellow, and powerfully dramatic album entitled Return of Saturn. It emphasized Gwen's encounters with men, her biological clock, and miscellaneous topics. Although the album had a completely different approach to it, the band was making rock music with less of a punk/ska flare. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts in early April of 2000, and then declined to a flop. The public never did justice to the album, and it serves as a favorite for many die-hard fans. While touring in Jamaica for Return of Saturn, the band wanted to try adding reggae to their music, and making more of a dance rock record. 20 months after Return of Saturn debuted, the band was quick to jump on the creation of Rock Steady, relased in December of '01. The singles Underneath It All and Hey Baby became international dance club symbols as top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. This album proved that No Doubt had not lost their potential with the public, and that they could appeal to various groups of people. Since their 2001 dancehall release, No Doubt has put their music on an extended hiatus, with the exception of a Singles compilation and a B-Side/Rarity/Remix compilation (Everything in Time). Tony Kanal is doing projects with Gwen and other artists. Adrian Young is married and has a child; Nina and Mason Young. Tom Dumont creates music with his other band, Invincible Overlord, often plays with Matt Costa band, and has a family; Mieke and Ace Dumont. Gwen finds herself working on her 80s solo music project, her L.A.M.B. clothing line, and Harajuku Lovers line. She is happily wed to Gavin Rossdale with child Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (May 26, 2006) and expecting her second child with Rossdale in mid-2008. No Doubt have announced that they will be working on a new album after Gwen has finished her Sweet Escape tour (ends in October). The album is expected in 2008/2009.
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About No Doubt
Formed in 1986 as a ska/punk rock band inspired by Madness, the lineup of No Doubt initially comprised John Spence as lead vocal, Gwen Stefani on back-up vocal, and Eric Stefani on keyboards. While playing the party-band circuit around Anaheim, California, United States the trio picked up bassist Tony Kanal. Hardened by the suicide of Spence in December 1987, No Doubt nevertheless continued; Gwen became the lone vocalist and the group added guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young. During their early years on the party scene, they played with Sublime, and Brad Nowell sang on No Doubt's Total Hate '95. Gwen Stefani returned the favour on Saw Red. No Doubt's live act began to attract regional interest, and Interscope Records signed them in 1991. The band's debut a year later, an odd fusion of '80s and ska, sank without a trace in the wake of the grunge movement. As a result, Interscope refused to support No Doubt's tour or further recordings. The band responded by recording on their own during 1993-94; the result was the self-released The Beacon Street Collection, much rawer and more punk-inspired than the debut. Eric Stefani left just after its release, later working as an animator for The Simpsons. By late 1994, Interscope allowed recordings to resume, and Tragic Kingdom was released in October 1995. The album's third single, Don't Speak, which although originally written by Eric was later altered by Gwen to document her breakup with bassist Tony Kanal. Tragic Kingdom went platinum and has sold over 15 million copies to date. As Tragic Kingdom obtained success, the band toured furiously until late '97. After a long break, the band had prepared a more mellow, and powerfully dramatic album entitled Return of Saturn. It emphasized Gwen's encounters with men, her biological clock, and miscellaneous topics. Although the album had a completely different approach to it, the band was making rock music with less of a punk/ska flare. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts in early April of 2000, and then declined to a flop. The public never did justice to the album, and it serves as a favorite for many die-hard fans. While touring in Jamaica for Return of Saturn, the band wanted to try adding reggae to their music, and making more of a dance rock record. 20 months after Return of Saturn debuted, the band was quick to jump on the creation of Rock Steady, relased in December of '01. The singles Underneath It All and Hey Baby became international dance club symbols as top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. This album proved that No Doubt had not lost their potential with the public, and that they could appeal to various groups of people. Since their 2001 dancehall release, No Doubt has put their music on an extended hiatus, with the exception of a Singles compilation and a B-Side/Rarity/Remix compilation (Everything in Time). Tony Kanal is doing projects with Gwen and other artists. Adrian Young is married and has a child; Nina and Mason Young. Tom Dumont creates music with his other band, Invincible Overlord, often plays with Matt Costa band, and has a family; Mieke and Ace Dumont. Gwen finds herself working on her 80s solo music project, her L.A.M.B. clothing line, and Harajuku Lovers line. She is happily wed to Gavin Rossdale with child Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (May 26, 2006) and expecting her second child with Rossdale in mid-2008. No Doubt have announced that they will be working on a new album after Gwen has finished her Sweet Escape tour (ends in October). The album is expected in 2008/2009.
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