If you're a tourist, chances are you've already benefitted from Fullerton's finest exports—and by that, we mean the famous people and things that come out of here. Play a Fender Telecaster or P-bass lately? Thank Leo Fender, who helped to kickstart rock & roll right here by building his first legendary axes. Listen to KROQ […]
The ever-awaited Coachella lineup is out, and we're beginning to map our guerrilla coverage of the hipster bacchanal in the California desert, especially the lack of clothes and cultural insensitivity. Last year saw plenty of feather headdresses, rice-paddy hats and tacky spirit hoods on mostly white kids, leaving us to believe the young and cool […]
We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us–we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their “Big Me” video back in the 90s–but that was when music videos premiered on MTV–not Vevo–and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement endorsement deals with corporations like BMW and […]
Sublime vs. No Doubt? Manager/producer Miguel Happoldt Says 'No Doubt was like Richie Cunningham and Sublime was like Fonzie'
See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents *Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit–And Where Everyone is Now*No Doubt in Their Own Words No Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and Shove after a 10-year-hiatus. This week's cover story has the fab four from Anaheim […]
The biggest band to ever come out of Orange County have come to terms with juggling parenthood with their music careers, their OC roots and international fame, Gwen's solo career, and the realization that No Doubt have been together for 26 fucking years. All that, as Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young […]
See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents *Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit–And Where Everyone is Now*No Doubt in Their Own Words No Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and Shove after a 10-year-hiatus. This week's cover story has […]
See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents *Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit–And Where Everyone is Now*Tony Kanal Talks About No Doubt's New Album No Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and Shove, which juxtaposes 80s synth pop with modern house beats […]
See Also: *No Doubt is 20 Years Old Today *No Doubt Unleashes Video For Settle Down..With Trucks Galore! *No Doubt Bassist Tony Kanal is a Father Ten years after Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young ushered in the 21st century with the release of the electro-bopped, dancehall-infused Rock Steady, No Doubt is […]
They teased, we waited, and then last week, it finally happened: No Doubt released their first single in 10 years. The new video for “Settle Down,” a reggae-infused, dancehall trucker party, is a full-circle experience for fans of the pop-ska quartet from OC. (Fun Orange County fact: At the beginning of the video, bassist Tony […]
Good news No Doubt fans. Yesterday, the Anaheim-bred band released a slew of news pertaining to their long-awaited sixth album. The band announced in a message posted on their website that the title of their first record in 11 years is Push and Shove. They'll also be filming a video for the album's first single– […]
Speaking of two-decade anniversaries, the album that started it all, No Doubt's eponymous debut, dropped on March 17, 1992. No Doubt recorded No Doubt independently, and by 1990, the band was signed by Interscope. The label insisted they rerecord the album, which had no radio singles, and it sold only 30,000 copies–considered a commercial failure. […]
Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit–And Where Everyone is Now
Twenty five years ago today, No Doubt played their first show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, opening for ska legends the Untouchables. (They played second among 14 bands.)According to the No Doubt fansite Beacon Street Online (who first published the poster today), the band's official site mentions the gig in their history: March 14, […]
Every once in a while we check in on No Doubt to figure out when that new album is coming out. ] According to Twitter, they're still working on it. In the meantime, here's a gratuitous Gwen Stefani photo.
[UPDATED: Young the Giant Responds!] Does OC Have BO? Why Do Orange County Bands Distance Themselves?
Young the Giant tweeted at us yesterday after the blog went live. They said, “We live in the quiet hills of East LA and the label doesn't pay rent. We do. We live together and can write at will this way. We appreciate your concern but we are OC all the way. Straight Irvine OG […]
Forty-two years ago today, Gwen Stefani was born in Anaheim. The No Doubt frontwoman, solo artist and fashion designer, is beloved as OC's golden child because even as she's risen to A-list levels of superstardom, she's always retained the girl-next-door vibe. Except she's the girl-next-door who has sold more than 40 million albums (with both […]
Ahh, No Doubt's new album. While we have a bunch of song titles from various Twitter posts and Rolling Stone/Entertainment Weekly articles, we haven't heard anything from the new album. We did hear that daggering proponents Major Lazer (made up of Diplo/Switch) were collaborating with the guys yesterday, cutting drum tracks with Adrian Young last […]
According to the OC Register, a home in Gwen Stefani's family has sold for $399,000. The home, at 322 S. Ohio St. in the Anaheim Colony Historical District, was built in 1936. It was also the setting for the music video of the song “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt. The house was initially listed at […]
Rolling Stone came out with an interview with No Doubt, this time to talk about the details of their newest album, the band's sixth. The part you definitely want to know about is that the album is “about two months from completion.” ] Here's the Cliff Notes version of the story written by Gavin Edwards:1. […]
GWEN BREAKS UP WITH HERSELFGwen Stefani has said that she's done with her solo career and is focusing on No Doubt from now on. As she told Entertainment Weekly, her going solo was “a moment in time. . . . It went on a little longer than we all thought it would because it was […]
This announcement doesn't even seem plausible, and yet it makes perfect sense: Gwen Stefani just said that she's done with her solo career and is focusing on No Doubt from now on. As she told Entertainment Weekly, her going solo was “a moment in time..It went on a little longer than we all thought it […]
Okay, okay, so we stole that “ska amigo” term from Tazy Phyllipz, but we do like to think of No Doubt as our ska amigos. That's when we're not stalking their Twitter feed for news on their new album. As far as we know, they're busy busy busy in the studio recording it, as you […]