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Tour!, Adrian and Tom interviews

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Hello!   96.7 KCAL DJ Frankie DiVita posted a great interview with Tom at NAAM to YouTube!  He mentions a 50-60 stop North American tour this summer! : also posted an interview with Tom to YouTube :

There’s a great new interview with Adrian on! :

Interview: Adrian Young on No Doubt’s Return, Working With Diplo & More

By Johnny Firecloud
January 22, 2013

After an 11-year gap between studio albums, No Doubt are back with another dose of their unique rock/reggae/ska hybrid sound, with drummer Adrian Young holding down the backbone in an often-naked display of rhythmic exuberance.

CraveOnline caught up with the Long Beach native and avid golfer to discuss the band’s return, their work with Diplo/Major Lazer, the difficulties of returning after a long hiatus and more.

 First off, thanks for taking the time Adrian! Congratulations on getting 26 years in and having such a powerful revitalization – after a decade between records, did you think it was possible?

We always knew it was going to happen. A new record was always part of the plan, however I don’t think that any of us thought it would take as long as it did.

“Undone” was the last song you wrote/recorded for the album. What was the creative atmosphere like by then, compared to the onset?

The atmosphere was very relaxed. That song did not need as much laboring as some of the others. It came together pretty quickly and naturally.

Where did all the horns go on the new record? It seems that they’ve diminished.

There are horns on three of the songs for Push and Shove, which is about the same amount as Rocksteady and Return of Saturn.

Artistically, what did you take away from the experience of working with Major Lazer/Diplo?

They helped bring us back to our roots a bit in a progressive way, with the ska vibe.

If the stories are true, going into the studio before spending time to reestablish a shorthand musical connection in 2008 didn’t yield the results you were hoping for… how daunting did that make the situation when you reconvened again to make it happen?

It really was not daunting because we were firing on all cylinders after our 2009 tour. Something happens to us when we play live. It’s as if we become re-energized.

For all being parents in the band, you’ve gained a lot of respect from fans who see your dedication to balancing family life while making the musician’s life work. How much different is touring life now that there’s such a unanimous perspective on parenting within No Doubt? Much less partying I’d imagine, which would lead to healthier lifestyle, more energy…?

I don’t know if we have more energy, but we are healthier. The partying has calmed down a bit. The children rule our lives, which we love, and we’re better off because of them.

Gwen has said that everything for the band, musically, has been a series of accidents and mistakes. Yet No Doubt has a very distinct sound, despite the far-reaching stylistic influence. Have there ever been moments where you’ve had to reel it back in so as not to alienate listeners?

Every time we try and get away from ourselves, we seem to fail! Meaning that our sound is distinct and we can’t escape it.

Are there any older songs that you’d like to see paired with new ones when you play them live?

I personally love pulling out older songs. They have a dynamic that takes me back to a different time. It’s hard to say what our setlist will be like for our next tour, but we may sneak a couple different older songs back into the mix.

Your ideal golfing partner is….?

Jack Nicklaus.”

No Doubt share new 2009 live video

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Hello! The band has uploaded a video of “Ex-Girlfriend” live from the 2009 tour to YouTube! :

“No Doubt perform “Ex-Girlfriend live in Las Vegas, Fresno, Bakersfield & Irvine during their 2009 Tour.”

Fred Perry shirt available, Gibson video

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Hello!  The No Doubt Fred Perry shirt is now available for purchase on the Fred Perry web site!

From the official:

“The first installment of No Doubt’s three piece collection with Fred Perry is now available for purchase in the US! Available for both men and women, this limited edition slim fit shirt features tipping in a reggae inspired dark gold, red and green and giving a nod to the monochrome ska palette the shirt is complemented by a white laurel wreath embroidery on the chest. Finished with a three color No Doubt tab at the hem. Click here to order yours!

A punk inspired tartan check V neck sweater and 1950s style bomber will also be available this Spring!

To celebrate the release, No Doubt and Fred Perry are giving five lucky winners the chance to receive a shirt from the new collection and a signed copy of Push And Shove!
Click here to enter for your chance to win!

No Doubt has posted another Gibson video to YouTube, which features some super lucky fans! :

Tom at NAAM

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Hello!  Tom and Grover Jackson of GJ2 Guitars presented the awesome new Zora line during the NAMM pre-show Media Preview Day today at the Anaheim Convention Center!  NAAM live streamed the event on their web site, but apparently it wasn’t streaming smoothly so many didn’t get to see it.  Hopefully GJ2 Guitars will upload a video of it.  :)

Tom will be at the GJ2 booth #4296 on Friday at 11am.  Here are some photos that No Doubt, GJ2 Guitars, and NAMM shared on twitter today:

video update!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Hello!  I’ve added the March 1, 1997 SDR3 Club in Germany show to the videos section.

media update, Adrian, Harajuku Hugs

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

I’ve added a few videos to the downloads section:
TK band Just A Girl and Dont Speak music video commentary
Making of the What You Waiting For music video parts one and two.

I’ve also added audio of the June 20, 2009 Mansfield, MA show.    It’s a very good recording.  I attended this show, so I was extra happy to find it!

Adrian attended Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Grand Finals event yesterday in LA.

The Harajuku Hugs Build-A-Bears are now available to purchase on the Build-A-Bear web site, as well as in stores. For a limited time, you can get a free panda coin purse when you buy Harajuku Hugs panda.

There is an article about the new Harajuku Hugs line on the web site DailyFinance. Gwen is quoted as saying “I’m so excited to share the Harajuku Hugs line with everyone. This is the first time we’ve had the apparel available for stuffed animals and I hope all of the fashion loving kids out there have so much fun mixing and matching all the different styles on their Harajuku Hugs Panda.”

Tom to attend NAMM Show

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Hello!   Tom updated his blog today with photos from his visit  to the GJ2 Guitars shop yesterday.  :

He wrote:

“I visited the team @GJ2Guitars yesterday to view the progress on the new Zora model. Can’t wait to debut it and more new models at NAMM Anaheim next week!

He also tweeted today:

“I will be @ the @GJ2Guitars booth 11-noon Fri Jan 25. @noxdoubtxbush: Anyone going to NAMM next week to see@TomDumontND @nodoubt ?””

1993 LA show videos, Glamour scan

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Hello!  I’ve added the amazing 1993 “Glam Slam” show to the videos section.

Also, Gwen and Gavin are featured on a page in the February issue of Glamour magazine.  :



Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Hello!  I’ve added a short video clip of last night’s guest appearance on Portlandia.  Here are a few screen shots:

Happy birthday to Tom Dumont!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Wishing a very happy birthday to our favorite guitarist!

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