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Archive for August, 2012

video update, win tickets to NFL Kickoff, Elle UK…

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Hello!  I’ve added the June 30, 2004 LA show to the videos section!  Unfortunately, I’m missing the last three songs.  If anyone has them, would you kindly send to me?

From an official No Doubt mailing list e-mail received today:


Next Wednesday, September 5, No Doubt is returning to NYC to perform live as part of the NFL Kickoff pre-show for the New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game! The band has arranged for a number of free tickets to be given away to super fans for their pregame performance at Rockefeller Center.

Enter to win a pair right here and be sure to use the promo code NODOUBT12.

Fans are encouraged to use the comment box to describe how big of a No Doubtfan they are. These tickets will allow fans to be on and around the stage during the show, so we need the most enthusiastic ND fans!

Note: There is a limit of two tickets per person and you must be 18+ to enter.”

PopCrush is having another poll: “Gwen Stefani vs. Hayley Williams: Who’s the Best Frontwoman?”  While Hayley does kick a lot of butt, do we really have to ask that question?  :) Hayley is currently in the lead, though so click here to vote!

Gwen is going to be on the cover of the October issue of Elle UK!

Buy the Push And Shove single on iTunes now!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The “Push And Shove” single is now available in the iTunes store!
Push and Shove (feat. Busy Signal, Major Lazer) - Single - No Doubt

Push and Shove!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Ryan Seacrest premiered the radio edit of “Push and Shove” on his radio show this morning!  Listen to it here:

You can hear a better version of it streaming on this page I love it!  Repeat!!  :D

KROQ posted part of an interview with Adrian yesterday to their site. :

“Relaxing over a drink in his private in-home bar with Stryker, No Doubt drummer Adrian Young explained the story behind the ska-inspired title track from their highly anticipated new album, Push and Shove.

“Singing with Gwen (Stefani) is Jamaican dancehall rapper, Busy Signal. We worked on the track with Major Lazer, kind of a collaboration,” Young explained. “They kind of brought us back to our own roots on that song. They said, ‘When you were young, you were playing so much ska. We’d like to hear what that’s like in 2012. No Doubt playing ska.’”

“So we gave it a go, and we all get super excited every time we hear that song. Ska music in general is just exciting music. It feels natural to us. Anything you were doing as a teenager into your 20s or 30s… it’s a part of us, it’s a part of No Doubt.

Stryker dug deeper into the roots, asking the drummer how the song was born. “The roots of the song started with Tony talking to the guys from Major Lazer (led by superstar DJ/producer Diplo), and they came up with the initial groove. It sounded awesome so we jumped in and put our tweaks on it. We said, let’s make it more ‘No Doubt.’ We wrote the chorus, which is super different than the verses.” Young reflects on the early days of the band. “It’s like what we used to do a long time ago. We’d do ska verses, then go into some weird half-time chorus. But a long time ago when we were playing music like that, radio wasn’t playing us. First the first eight years of our band, we weren’t on the radio. So, I’m really excited to hear that kind of song, from us, on the radio.”

No Doubt’s Push And Shove hits stores September 25th.

– Jay Tilles, CBS Local”

We get to hear “Push And Shove” the song tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Holy shit! Ryan Seacrest just tweeted  “Just got confirmation, I’m premiering @NoDoubt‘s new song “Push and Shove” tomorrow 7a PT on @OnAirWithRyan!”

That’s 10am EST.  I have to work tomorrow at that time!  It will be streaming online at!  I’ll have to sneak off with my phone then haha!

Also, No Doubt tweeted that they will be on Ellen next month!:

“Just Announced: @NoDoubt will make their return to @TheEllenShow next month during #PushAndShove release week. More details coming soon!”

They wrote on their Facebook page:

“One of No Doubt‘s very first stops on their reunion tour in 2009 was The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It’s time to continue that tradition! The band will perform live on the show again next month during Push And Shove release week. Stay tuned for more details!”

LA Times had reported that they would be on Ellen Sept. 19, but it appears that they are now unsure of that date.:

Update at 3:13 p.m.: An earlier version of this post stated that No Doubt will appear on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Sept. 19. The date of the band’s appearance has not been confirmed.”

Happy Birthday

Monday, August 27th, 2012

to Tony Kanal!!  :D

Summer Sonic 2002 videos

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Hello!  I’ve added videos from the 2002 Summer Sonic Festival in Japan to the RS videos section.

Happy Birthday

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

to Adrian Young!!

No Doubt to Kick Off the Festivities at the iHeartRadio Festival

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

From the official:

“No Doubt are pleased to announce they will kick off the festivities at the 2012 iHeartRadio event in Las Vegas, NV on September 21 and 22.  The band will be featured first at this year’s live performance on Friday night at 7:30pm, which will also mark the start of the live webcast and the subsequent television broadcast.

“Being asked to open a show like this is always an honor. Whether it’s an award show, a festival or any prestigious event, it gives us a chance to do something different for everyone watching” said No Doubt bass player Tony Kanal.  “We’ve got some amazing stuff planned.  You don’t want to miss the start of the show!”

The Friday concert, which also features performances by Green Day, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Shakira, Swedish House Mafia and others begins promptly at 7:30 PM (Pacific) as does the streaming webcast. Organizers are recommending the audience be in their seats by 7:00PM; doors open at 6:30 PM.

I heart radio show featuring No Doubt
Friday, September 21st.  Doors at 630
MGM Grand.  Las Vegas”

BBC interview, album review…

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Stephen Bradley‘s birthday was yesterday!  So, happy belated birthday!  I said happy b-day to him on twitter yesterday, but also wanted to mention him here!  xxxooo

Gwen called into BBC radio today for a phone interview with Annie Mac.  You can listen to it starting at about 42:00 here!

Target is going to have a special edition of Push And Shove which will include “8 additional songs including an unreleased studio track, new acoustic versions and remixes“!  You can pre-order it on their site!

NME has posted an album review, which includes some new song info. :

“‘Settle Down

The lead single. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should. It’s classic No Doubt: catchy, clearly the work of kids raised on 1980s ska and new wave, and packed with quotable Gwen-isms: “Do you copy? Do you copy?”

Looking Hot

… whereas this is a surprise. It’s basically No Doubt Do Club Pop – imagine something produced by RedOne (Gaga, Enrique, J.Lo), but drained of the Euro cheese. Well, most of it anyway. Just as you’re getting used to the idea, they slip in a tempo-slowing eight that sounds a bit like reggae. And then Gwen delivers the baffling line: “Go ahead and stare at my ragamuffin.” We think she means her…

One More Summer

‘One More Summer’ is a great song title, especially from No Doubt, a band born and raised on California sunshine. Thankfully, they deliver the goods – this is sleek, synthy and anthemic, like The Killers if they unclenched their buttocks a bit.

Push And Shove

What do you think a No Doubt tune produced by Major Lazer sounds like? Erm, not like this. ‘Push And Shove’ lurches from jerky dancehall verses to choruses that recall No Doubt’s biggest album, ‘Tragic Kingdom’, but with added wompage. There are also guest raps and Gwen channelling her inner Nicki with the line “We be on another level like we doin’ yoga”. It sounds horrible, but it’s actually bonkers and brilliant.


This one’s more straightforward. All bubbling synths and New Order guitars, ‘Easy’ is a wistful cousin to the ‘The Real Thing’, an underrated moment from Gwen’s first solo album. The lyrics are interesting too. Rough translation: stop getting your knickers in a twist, Gwen, and go make up with him.


On which Gwen goes all gooey over her “designer love-maker” – presumably Gavin Rossdale knows some tricks that the rest of don’t. Once you get over the bedroom envy, this is pretty sweet though – like something from a John Hughes movie, but with a dash of dubstep.

Dreaming The Same Dream

The album’s final track. Lyrically, this is a classic Gwen dysfunctional relationship song: “Just like the wind takes the leaf from the tree, you always know how to dismantle me,” goes the opening line. Musically, it’s a synthy midtempo ballad with echoes of Stevie Nicks’s solo career. That is, until the outro, when it all goes a bit ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’…

Obviously there are still four tracks to come, but on this evidence, ‘Push And Shove’ is just what you’d want from a No Doubt album in 2012. It’s a catchy, colourful mix of modern pop and 1980s retro that’s never scared to show off its ragamuffin.”

The band has decided to extend the logo design contest to 9/11, so you still have time to get your design in there!

Only about a month now until the album release!  I’m so excited!  It still seems like a (very good) dream!  Somebody slap me! lol  :)

larger Rolling Stone photo

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Hello! Here is a larger version of the most recent photo from Rolling Stone:

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