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No Doubt in the studio!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Hello! From the official:

“Hi Everyone,

Greetings from the studio in Los Angeles…Yes, that’s right, the studio!

While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push And Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music.  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.

We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop.  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.

As always, thank you all for your kind words, incredible support and patience.  We promise to keep you updated with photos and videos from the studio, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates.  We will see you soon!

Gwen, Tony, Tom, Adrian
No Doubt”

no summer tour?, TK #1, music doc.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Hello! I generally don’t like to post about things like this that haven’t been confirmed by the band, but it seems to be legitimate. Blog web site has posted that No Doubt will not be touring this summer:

“OK No Doubt fans, we have some bad news…and we have some good news. The bad news mixes in with the good news. No Doubt has decided there will be no tour in 2013.

Our source states that the band took a vote very recently and decided to stay in the studio working on a new album instead of touring behind “Push & Shove”….

We hear the writing and recording is going much smoother for them than on “Push & Shove” where it seemed like it took forever to find a groove. They do not want to mess with the cohesiveness that is taking place in the studio by doing a tour this year.

Earlier this month, a phantom date for a show by No Doubt showed up on for Phoenix. Phoenix is a city that Live Nation uses as testers and does not usually mean a show is taking place there. It happens more frequently than you think.

Our source is extremely credible and I also contacted Live Nation to where they advised me that No Doubt showed up for a special Live Nation event earlier this month where Live Nation was told that No Doubt was leaning towards not touring and will decide on that in the coming weeks.

Diagnosis:  More New Music IS A Good Thing, No Doubt!”

I hope it isn’t true, as I was really looking forward to seeing them this summer. I’ll take it with a grain of salt until I hear something official. But, more new music is a good thing, too!

The Tragic Kingdom album has earned the #1 spot in OC Weekly’s “Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time” list! :

1) No Doubt , Tragic Kingdom (1995)
You can’t make a Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time list without mentioning this record. No Doubt is unarguably the biggest band to spawn from OC and Tragic Kingdom is their most recognizable album filled with radio hits that symbolized the FM domination of Third Wave ska. Gwen Stefani defies America’s perception of today’s Orange County woman–who isn’t always a blonde millionaire MILF wearing designer treads… oh wait. We still love you and wish we were you, Gwen! Thanks for putting OC on the map. We’ll always cherish the ’90s image we have of you dressed in that red dress, holding up an orange. —Jena Ardell”

It looks like Adrian and Tom are going to be in a new documentary film  tentatively titled “Who Killed (or Saved) the Music Industry”. From the web site, : “The tentatively titled is a documentary that explores the history, current landscape, and future of the music business. Highlighting many viewpoints, the film will feature candid interviews with musicians and industry professionals from  around the world including artists, songwriters, producers, lawyers, agents, managers, consumer brands and others.”

“With production underway, thoughtful and wide-ranging answers are emerging. Interviews have been completed with members of: No Doubt…”

This video from their web site includes a clip of Adrian at around the 2:13 mark:

There’s also a photo of Tom on their web site!

World Stage videos

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Hello! I captured the MTV World Stage Germany set that aired on TV last night. I’ve uploaded the videos here.

Quart Festival 2002 audio

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Hello! I’ve added audio from the 2002 Quart Festival in Norway to the downloads section.

Hollywood 97 videos, OC Music Awards

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Hello! I’ve replaced the Hollywood CA January 11 1997 videos with mpg2 versions.  You can download them here.

No Doubt has been nominated in the 2013 OC Music Awards! They’re nominated in the peoples’ choice, best album, best song, and best music video categories! Woohoo! The ceremony takes place on March 9. You can buy tickets on the awards web site.

video update

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Hello!  I’ve added a bunch of videos:

Gwen cohosting MTV 100 Greatest Pop Songs November 2000 parts one, two, and three

Gwen on Oprah February parts one and two

Making of It’s My Life parts one and two

Voodoo Music Experience Hey Baby/interview, and Don’t Speak

video update

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Hello!  I’ve re-added the ROS Much Canada “rooftop” interview to the videos section, in parts one and two.

on site Much ROS interview show 1 of 2 on site Much ROS interview show 2 of 2

Irvine CA August 4 2009 video update

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Hello!  Thanks to a good friend, I’ve “upgraded” the 8/4/2009 show in the videos section.  The show was apparently recorded in 16:9 widescreen format, but has been circulated in 4:3 format, so it looked “squished”.  My friend sent me a widescreen version, so I’ve replaced the files in the videos section.

pre-Grammy party, new merch, drum contest

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Hello!  Adrian, Tom, and Tony attended a pre-Grammy party last night.  The event was called “Dance (RED) Save Lives”, and proceeds went towards the fight against AIDS.

No Doubt has added some new designs to the official merchandise store!  Click here to view.

The band is holding a “Push And Shove” drum competition!  From the official:

“ATTENTION DRUMMERS: Upload a video of yourself playing drums to “Push And Shove” for the chance to win an OCDP snare drum signed by Adrian Young AND a pack of his signature Zildjian drumsticks.

– Film yourself performing a drum cover of “Push And Shove” using headphones.
– Upload the video to YouTube using “Push And Shove Drum Contest” in the title.
– All of the videos will be added to a playlist on the No Doubt Official YouTube Channel.
Submissions are now open & Adrian will personally select a winner on Monday, March 11.

iheartguitarblog Tom and GJ2 article

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Hello! has posted an article about the new GJ2 guitar models.   It features some quotes from Tom, and Grover Jackson. :

“Tom Dumont has been road-testing various Zora prototypes with No Doubt, and the guitar accomplishes that rare feat of being a single-cutaway instrument that has its own personality. And the attention to detail on these babies close up is phenomenal. Let’s turn it over to Tom to talk about the Zora and his association with Grover Jackson and GJ2 Guitars.

“So, Grover makes guitars. Everybody knows Grover’s history as one of the greatest guitar makes of the last century. When I was a teenager, I grew up listening to classic rock: I was a rock music lover. And I started playing in bands when I was 12 years old. When I was about 15 or 16, all of a sudden these new guitars came on the scene and they all had his name on them: Jackson Guitars. I grew up in Orange County and everybody here either wanted these guitars or played one. So they were a big part of my growing up.

Another part of my story is, my older sister was a guitar player as well. She’s the one who actually kinda taught me to play guitar. And she acquired, early on, a used Charvel guitar, which was from a punk band. I’ve spoken to Grover about it and he remembers the guitar and the band. But she bought this white, Strat-bodied Charvel and it played like no other guitar I’d ever played. Now, admittedly I’d played mostly cheap guitars at that point in my life, but this thing was just fast and sounded great. It was so much better than anything else. This was the guitar which, in my family and my group of friends, that we loved. And what’s really interesting is so many years later, about a year and a half ago I met Grover Jackson and I found out he was starting a new company and they were going to start making guitars in his shop, not far from where I live, fortunately. And it became an exciting opportunity. And we collaborated on a guitar design. And I get the same feeling from his guitars today that I got so many years ago with that Charvel. Years ago he had bought the Charvel shop and was manufacturing guitars as Charvel, then changed the name… and the G2J Guitars feel the same. They play fast, they feel good, they sound great, they’re made by this man in Orange County in the United States, and most of the parts of this guitar are also made here. These things are beautiful and I’m just thrilled to be involved with him.”

Grover Jackson: “I’m very fortunate to work with Tom, because he’s really one of the most consummate professionals I’ve worked with. I’ve been in this business quite a while – actually over half a century. And I’ve had the great fortune to work with a lot of great artists. Randy Rhoads, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, and what we’re doing today with GJ2 is the summation of my life’s work. GJ2 is a one-year-old company, so we’re young, we’re small and we’re really hungry. We’re really pushing the envelope as hard as we can.””


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