something to honk about
I was in high school when No Doubt’s album Tragic Kingdom was released and I went out and bought it immediately after hearing songs like “Don’t Speak” on the radio. Gwen Stefani was tough and strong, but also pretty and feminine. She created her own clothes and studded her bra straps with rhinestones. I thought she was the coolest.
She has always rocked her own style. Her music has always been completely unique and fresh. And that is truly admirable in a day and age when there are so many copycats and so much fakeness.
Sidenote: she is married to Gavin Rossdale who is the finest man to have ever walked the earth. They have three kids together. Gavin Rossdale was in a band called Bush, also back when I was in high school; the walls of my bedroom were pasted with magazine covers bearing his studly image.
So, I’m having fun watching her as a coach on the Voice, picking her team during the blind auditions. I like Pharrell too, for sure, he’s very talented. But me and Gwen go way back, you know?
I always want to hear from YOU out there. What are your memories of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt back in the day? Who is your favorite coach on the Voice?