Ten Years Later: No Doubt Returns With "Settle Down"
[Editor's Note: It's been a decade since No Doubt last released an album together. Though lead singer Gwen Stefani has been busy blowing our minds with everything from Motherhood to Fashion Lines, it's good to see her back with the boys. Have you given "Settle Down" a listen yet? MEOW's got the video for the album's first single. -- Morgan]
July 26, 2012 - New York, New York, U.S. - ADRIAN YOJNG, GWEN STEFANI, TONY KANAL and TOM DUMONT of NO DOUBT performing on ABC's ''Good Morning America'' 2012 Summer Concert Series at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield in New York City on 07-27-2012. 2012.(Credit Image: © Henry McGee/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
No Doubt borrows from punk, reggae and pop influences. The group had a rough start. The band’s original lead singer, John Spence, committed suicide in 1987. Stefani, originally No Doubt’s backup singer, took over lead vocals following Spence’s death. No Doubt found itself competing with the ’90s grunge scene — their 1991 self-titled album failed to make an impact. They finally caught on with their 1995 release, Tragic Kingdom, with its hit singles, “Don’t Speak” and “Just a Girl”.
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