When Gwen Stefani used to be cool | No Doubt

My last obsession is No Doubt, I think that I don't really have to say anything about them,  an American rock band from Anaheim, California that formed in 1986. The ska sound of their first album No Doubt (1992) failed to make an impact. The band's diamond-certified album Tragic Kingdom helped launch the ska revival of the 1990s, and "Don't Speak", the third single from the album, set a record when it spent 16 weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplaychart. In other words a really great band that literally rocks, or they used to. The members of the band Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young. Of course Gwen was the big star and maybe the leader of the band. But after few years and after a big international career the members of the band made their own steps. Lead singer Gwen Stefani began work on her 1980s-inspired New Wave and dance-pop side project in 2003, which eventually evolved into the full-fledged solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby., released on November 23, 2004. The album reached multi-platinum status in several countries, including a quintuple platinum certification in Canada and triple platinum in the U.S. Stefani launched her first solo arena tour in October 2005, which coincided with the news of her pregnancy (her son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, was born on May 26, 2006). She released her second solo dance-pop album, The Sweet Escape in December 2006. In early 2005, Tom Dumont released his own solo music project, Invincible Overlord, with friend and collaborator Ted Matson, and backed up Matt Costa on his 2005 tour. Adrian Young, the band's drummer, did the drums for Bow Wow Wow's 2004 tour and many of the tracks on Unwritten Law's 2005 release, Here's to the Mourning, as well as featuring on several shows in 2006 for TheStart. Young will also be playing onRockstar: Supernova runner-up Dilana's upcoming album. In 2008, Tony Kanal collaborated with pop/rock artist P!nk on the album Funhouse. Kanal co-produced "Sober", co-wrote "Funhouse" and also sang back-up vocals on "Crystal Ball".
Watching their music videos and listening to their albums, I saw a Gwen, that I never knew. Except the fact that she is so young and so fresh, most important she is real, fun with a grate 90s style and with a character that a rock singer should has. A crazy persona full of energy and with no limits. And I am wondering where all these good days gone? Where the old, so cool, Gwen Stefani gone? But after all people change, grown up and takes different paths in their lives. Gwen did the same too, and that path was pop. I can't say that I don't still love her and after all her two solo albums were really good too, but the old mad Gwen will be always in my heart.  The only thing that I have to say is: No Doubt please come back we need you! 

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