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No Doubt


Formed in 1986 in Anaheim, California, United States as a ska punk band inspired by Madness, the lineup of No Doubt initially comprised John Spence as lead vocal, Gwen Stefani on back-up vocal, and Eric Stefani on keyboards. While playing the party-band circuit around Anaheim, the trio picked up bassist Tony Kanal. Hardened by the suicide of Spence in December 1987, No Doubt nevertheless continued; Gwen became the lone vocalist and the group added guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young. During their early years on the party scene, they played with Sublime, and Brad Nowell sang on No Doubt's Total Hate 95. Gwen Stefani returned the favour on Saw Red.
No Doubt's live act began to attract regional interest, and Interscope Records signed them in 1991. The band's debut a year later, an odd fusion of '80s and ska, sank without a trace in the wake of the grunge movement. As a result, Interscope refused to support No Doubt's tour or further recordings. The band responded by recording on their own during 1993-94; the result was the self-released The Beacon Street Collection, much rawer and more punk-inspired than the debut. Eric Stefani left just after its release, later working as an animator for The Simpsons. By late 1994, Interscope allowed recordings to resume, and Tragic Kingdom was released in October 1995. The album's third single, Don't Speak, which although originally written by Eric was later altered by Gwen to document her breakup with bassist Tony Kanal. Tragic Kingdom went platinum and has sold over 15 million copies to date. As Tragic Kingdom obtained success, the band toured furiously until late '97.

After a long break, the band had prepared a more mellow, and powerfully dramatic album entitled Return of Saturn. It emphasized Gwen's encounters with men, her biological clock, and miscellaneous topics. Although the album had a completely different approach to it, the band was making rock music with less of a punk/ska flare. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts in early April of 2000, and then declined to a flop. The public never did justice to the album, and it serves as a favorite for many die-hard fans.

While touring in Jamaica for Return of Saturn, the band wanted to try adding Reggae to their music, and making more of a dance rock record. 20 months after Return of Saturn debuted, the band was quick to jump on the creation of Rock Steady, released in December of '01. The singles Underneath It All and Hey Baby became international dance club symbols as top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. This album proved that No Doubt had not lost their potential with the public, and that they could appeal to various groups of people.

In 2004, No Doubt announced they would be going on hiatus after the release of the singles compilation The Singles 1992–2003, which contained one new song, a cover of experimental rock band Talk Talk's "It's My Life". Tony Kanal did several projects with Gwen and other artists. Adrian Young married and had a child; Tom Dumont formed a new band, Invincible Overlord, often plays with Matt Costa's band. Gwen embarked on a sucessful solo career which consisted of two albums - "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." and "The Sweet Escape". The first of these albums contains the single "Hollaback Girl", a song which was inescapable for most of 2005 and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won her a Billboard Award for first track to reach 1 Million legal downloads ever. The self titled track off "The Sweet Escape" went on to become her most notorious calling card.

With the hiatus officially over in late 2008 No Doubt announced tour plans for 2009, kicking it off in Atlantic City. The tour concluded with four dates in Irvine, CA. In May, 2009, the band was featured as a fictional 80's band, "Snowed Out", on CW Network's "Gossip Girl" The band performed their cover of Adam and the Ants 'Stand and Deliver.'

The group entered the studio in May 2010 to start recording on their sixth studio album: Push and Shove which will be release on September 25, 2012 and its first single will be "Settle Down". Their first music video for the new album will also be for "Settle Down" and it will be directed by Sophie Muller (who previously has done numerous music videos for No Doubt). The whole album has been recorded with producer Mark "Spike" Stent (who worked on their previous album Rock Steady) but they have also collaborated with Major Lazer (now Diplo's solo project). No Doubt previously revealed they are taking influence from ska, 80s new wave and Jamaican reggae music for the new record.



Song lyric Don't Speak DON'T SPEAK No Doubt
Song lyric Hella Good HELLA GOOD No Doubt
Song lyric It's My Life IT'S MY LIFE No Doubt
Song lyric Sunday Morning SUNDAY MORNING No Doubt
Song lyric Underneath It All UNDERNEATH IT ALL No Doubt
Song lyric Hey Baby HEY BABY No Doubt
Song lyric Excuse Me Mr. EXCUSE ME MR. No Doubt
Song lyric Bathwater BATHWATER No Doubt
Song lyric Running RUNNING No Doubt
Song lyric Simple Kind of Life SIMPLE KIND OF LIFE No Doubt
Song lyric New NEW No Doubt
Song lyric Different People DIFFERENT PEOPLE No Doubt
Song lyric Happy Now? HAPPY NOW? No Doubt
Song lyric Hey You HEY YOU No Doubt
Song lyric Sixteen SIXTEEN No Doubt
Song lyric The Climb THE CLIMB No Doubt
Song lyric Tragic Kingdom TRAGIC KINGDOM No Doubt
Song lyric Settle Down SETTLE DOWN No Doubt
Song lyric You Can Do It YOU CAN DO IT No Doubt
Song lyric World Go 'Round WORLD GO 'ROUND No Doubt
Song lyric Making Out MAKING OUT No Doubt
Song lyric In My Head IN MY HEAD No Doubt
Song lyric Don't Let Me Down DON'T LET ME DOWN No Doubt
Song lyric Detective DETECTIVE No Doubt
Song lyric Platinum Blonde Life PLATINUM BLONDE LIFE No Doubt
Song lyric Rock Steady ROCK STEADY No Doubt
Song lyric Waiting Room WAITING ROOM No Doubt
Song lyric Comforting Lie COMFORTING LIE No Doubt
Song lyric Six Feet Under SIX FEET UNDER No Doubt
Song lyric Marry Me MARRY ME No Doubt
Song lyric Artificial Sweetener ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER No Doubt
Song lyric Too Late TOO LATE No Doubt
Song lyric Staring Problem STARING PROBLEM No Doubt
Song lyric Home Now HOME NOW No Doubt
Song lyric Suspension Without Suspense SUSPENSION WITHOUT SUSPENSE No Doubt
Song lyric Dark Blue DARK BLUE No Doubt
Song lyric Big Distraction BIG DISTRACTION No Doubt
Song lyric A Little Something Refreashing A LITTLE SOMETHING REFREASHING No Doubt
Song lyric A Little Something Refreshing A LITTLE SOMETHING REFRESHING No Doubt
Song lyric Ache ACHE No Doubt
Song lyric Artificual Sweetener ARTIFICUAL SWEETENER No Doubt
Song lyric Bath Water BATH WATER No Doubt
Song lyric Bathwater 
BATHWATER No Doubt
Song lyric Beauty Contest BEAUTY CONTEST No Doubt
Song lyric Big City Train BIG CITY TRAIN No Doubt
Song lyric Blue In The Face BLUE IN THE FACE No Doubt
Song lyric Brand New Day BRAND NEW DAY No Doubt
Song lyric By The Way BY THE WAY No Doubt
Song lyric Cellophane Boy CELLOPHANE BOY No Doubt
Song lyric Climb CLIMB No Doubt
Song lyric Come On Eileen COME ON EILEEN No Doubt
Song lyric D.J.'s D.J.'S No Doubt
Song lyric Doghouse DOGHOUSE No Doubt
Song lyric Don't  Let  Me  Down DON'T LET ME DOWN No Doubt
Song lyric Dont Let Me Down DONT LET ME DOWN No Doubt
Song lyric Dont Speak DONT SPEAK No Doubt
Song lyric Doormat DOORMAT No Doubt
Song lyric End It On This END IT ON THIS No Doubt
Song lyric Ex Girlfriend EX GIRLFRIEND No Doubt
Song lyric Ex-Girlfriend 
EX-GIRLFRIEND No Doubt
Song lyric Ex-girlfriend EX-GIRLFRIEND No Doubt
Song lyric Excuse Me Mr EXCUSE ME MR No Doubt
Song lyric Get On The Ball GET ON THE BALL No Doubt
Song lyric Greener Pastures GREENER PASTURES No Doubt
Song lyric Happy Now HAPPY NOW No Doubt
Song lyric Hateful HATEFUL No Doubt
Song lyric Hey Baby featuring Bounty Killer HEY BABY FEATURING BOUNTY KILLER No Doubt
Song lyric I Throw My Toys Around I THROW MY TOYS AROUND No Doubt
Song lyric Im Just A Girl IM JUST A GIRL No Doubt
Song lyric It's The End Of The World As We Know It IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT No Doubt
Song lyric It's The End Of The World As We Know It (REM Cover) IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (REM COVER) No Doubt
Song lyric Just  A Girl JUST A GIRL No Doubt
Song lyric Just A Girl JUST A GIRL No Doubt
Song lyric Just A Girl 
JUST A GIRL No Doubt
Song lyric Let's Get Back LET'S GET BACK No Doubt
Song lyric Magic's In The Makeup MAGIC'S IN THE MAKEUP No Doubt
Song lyric Move On MOVE ON No Doubt
Song lyric Oi To The World OI TO THE WORLD No Doubt
Song lyric Open The Gate OPEN THE GATE No Doubt
Song lyric Open The Gate Up OPEN THE GATE UP No Doubt
Song lyric Paulina PAULINA No Doubt
Song lyric Push and Shove PUSH AND SHOVE No Doubt
Song lyric Sad For Me SAD FOR ME No Doubt
Song lyric Sailin' On SAILIN' ON No Doubt
Song lyric Sinking SINKING No Doubt
Song lyric Snakes SNAKES No Doubt
Song lyric Sometimes SOMETIMES No Doubt
Song lyric SpiderWebs SPIDERWEBS No Doubt
Song lyric Spiderwebs 
SPIDERWEBS No Doubt
Song lyric Squeal SQUEAL No Doubt
Song lyric Stand And Deliver STAND AND DELIVER No Doubt
Song lyric Start The Fire START THE FIRE No Doubt
Song lyric Starting Problem STARTING PROBLEM No Doubt
Song lyric Stricken STRICKEN No Doubt
Song lyric That's Just Me THAT'S JUST ME No Doubt
Song lyric Total Hate TOTAL HATE No Doubt
Song lyric Total Hate '95 TOTAL HATE '95 No Doubt
Song lyric Total Hate 95 TOTAL HATE 95 No Doubt
Song lyric Trapped In A Box TRAPPED IN A BOX No Doubt
Song lyric World Go Round WORLD GO ROUND No Doubt
Song lyric World Go' Round WORLD GO' ROUND No Doubt