Gwen Stefani embraced her inner hippie chick and got down with the Rolling Stones on Friday night (May 3) in Los Angeles, where the legendary rockers kicked off their 50 and Counting Tour. Sporting a thin headband, straight-outta-'68 hairdo and sparkly t-shirt emblazoned with the Stones' classic lips logo, the No Doubt singer dueted with Mick Jagger on 'Wild Horses,' surprising anyone in the house who doesn't follow her on Twitter.
Nobody expected No Doubt’s second album, ‘Tragic Kingdom,’ to become a hit. Not even No Doubt. Their self-titled 1992 debut bombed, and the LP they recorded as the follow-up was rejected by their record company. So when ‘Tragic Kingdom’ was released in 1995, expectations were about as low as you’d expect for a ska group fronted by a woman during an era when testosterone-fueled indie rock with lots of guitars was all the rage.
Unlike almost every other band that came out of the '90s ska revival, No Doubt weren't 100 percent wedded to a musical template that was sketched out long before anyone in the United States decided to form a band with their high-school marching band's horn players. They scattered pop, New Wave, synth-pop and To
No Doubt were literally at wits end and on the verge of breaking up for good when the multi-platinum success of 'Tragic Kingdom' saved the day. After enjoying some regional success as a ska band in California, the band inked with Interscope and released their self-titled debut album in 1992. The disc proved to be a commercial flop, and it would take three more years, the failure of the band's self-released 'The Beacon Street Collection' album and the messy break-up of singer Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal before 'Tragic Kingdom' saw the light of day.
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No Doubt pulled the video for their 'Push and Shove' single 'Looking Hot' from the Internet on their own, reacting to pressure suggesting it was offensive for its portrayal of Native American culture. In the clip, singer Gwen Stefani plays some sort of Native American princess, no doubt looking hot in some culturally questionable threads -- tasseled tribal dress, feathered headdress, moccasins -- and basically coming across as a haute couture Pocahontas.