, in all her perfection, covers the latest issue of Nylon
. For the November spread, we see a more punk and less glam version of the No Doubt
frontwoman, seemingly channeling the band’s early, brattier days. The pop star, however, is still bringing it with her style, with nary a single hair out of place. More »
and Gwen Stefani
were spotted at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event at Chateau Marmont on Thursday (October 25) in Los Angeles. Both pop stars were looking absolutely fabulous. The No Doubt
frontwoman wore a Calvin Klein tailored black suit with a sexy bra top while Katy wore something far more upscale than a ballot dress
. Instead, the recent birthday gal wore a curve-hugging Wes Gordon spaghetti-strap dress. More »
On the day of their comeback album release
, No Doubt
have premiered the black and white music video for title track “Push And Shove.” Just to refresh your memory, the song serves as a promotional single for the LP, while “Looking Hot”
is slated as the official second single, after “Settle Down.”
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the vid.
Basically, Gwen Stefani and her No Doubt cohorts — that would be Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young — cause teenager-like havoc by hitting the streets at night and dancing around. You know, these are the types of hooligans you want to throw a bucket of water on while they’re drunkenly howling on the sidewalk below your bedroom window at 2:15 a.m. Catch the visual for the Major Lazer- and Busy Signal-featuring track above. More »
The next single
off No Doubt
‘s forthcoming Push And Shove
(out September 25) is “Looking Hot.” The album’s second song was preceded by singles “Settle Down
” and the Diplo
-produced title track
, and it’s a propulsive piece of Euro-dance that’s equal parts crunchy and glossy.
There’s also a ska breakdown as we see once again that No Doubt valiantly refuses to shed their early hallmarks even as their sights are on dance halls. The most ridiculous thing about the song isn’t the sudden appearance of brass, though — it’s the fact that Gwen Stefani asks “Do you think I’m lookin’ hot?” which is obviously a rhetorical question. Hear the song after the jump. More »
singer Gwen Stefani
makes it look so
easy on the cover of the October 2012 issue of Marie Claire
. In line with her band’s forthcoming comeback album
, her microscopic top harks back to the mid-90s when she was the undisputed champion of midriff-baring. It’s entirely possible that her stomach looks even better now
, after giving birth to two children. Which probably means new song “Settle Down
” isn’t about settling down with a husband or wife and accumulating a layer of padding on your body.
was a 38-year-old singer/actress in Los Angeles in the early ’80s when a local music scout counseled her to take one more shot at recording a hit for young pop music fans. Basil and her songwriters chose to take “Kitty”, a song by UK sensation Racey
, and re-imagine it into a bubbly tune about a boy — one whom she’d describe in a cheerleader-style chant as “so fine”. The resulting song, “Mickey”, became a worldwide smash and one of the signature pop hits of the decade.
It almost didn’t happen, Basil says: “The record company asked me not to put the chant on because they were worried it would ruin the tune,” she told a TV interviewer a few years ago. It didn’t. Not only did the pep rally-inspired shouts help make the song (and the iconic video), but “Mickey” — which entered the Billboard Hot 100 an amazing 30 years ago today — set the stage for cheers to play a key role in many pop hits to come. (And in a modern twist, it even plays during Lollipop Chainsaw, the new game in which cheerleader Juliet Starling takes on the zombie apocalypse).
Let us take you by the hand and walk you through how “Mickey” echoed through the years. More »
UK’s October cover girl. In a funky flower-print dress, the “Push And Shove”
singer keeps with the floral motif we first saw in her recent Harper’s Bazaar
shoot. The seemingly ageless No Doubt
front woman and mother of two admits to sometimes “being overwhelmed and the balancing and trying to do all of it.” Somehow, Gwen makes it all seem effortless though. Doesn’t she?
What do you think of Gwen’s fashion forward multi print and textured dress? Tell us below or on Facebook and Twitter.
pack up on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard,
the inside profile detailing the SoCal pop-rock band’s return after an 11-year hiatus during which dance-pop and EDM have taken over the charts and the airwaves.
“We would’ve loved for it to come out sooner,” Gwen Stefani says of the album’s original release date of late 2011. “At the same time, we realized that the people that care about us, that have given us our lives, are out there waiting for us, so what does it matter if it’s a month here or a month there? As long as we make the record of our lives that we are so proud of. Otherwise, why put something out?”
Their profile provides a bit of insight on some other tracks on the LP, namely the title track “Push And Shove”, a collaboration between the band and electronic outfit Major Lazer: “It opens with a giant, wall-shaking dancehall beat that abruptly shifts into a dubstep-like breakdown for the chorus, with Stefani trading verses with Jamaican rapper Busy Signal. (“Just when you think it’s over /We’re on another level like we’re doin’ yoga,” she raps at one point.)” Dubstep? Rapping? Facepalm. [Via Billboard]
What do you get when you mix Gwen Stefani
with high fashion and a dose of Terry Richardson
? Answer: Gwen in a giant couture Alexis Mabille flower hat on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar
. In the mag’s Fashion Issue, the No Doubt
front woman poses in everything from a bright Diane Von Furstenberg jumpsuit to an extravagant pink Alexander McQueen gown. And since Terry is behind the lens, the pop star is naturally lensed in front of a plain white backdrop. More »
isn’t the type to wear sweatpants when walking around in public, always styling it up even when taking her son to school
. So you can bet that with an upcoming album Push And Shove
to promote, No Doubt
‘s lead singer is going to pull out all the stops — and she certainly doesn’t disappoint. The platinum-haired summer girl
was photographed walking around New York City wearing a head-to-toe jaguar-print Blumarine pantsuit, only slightly offset by black accessories and a pair of red lips. The 42-year-old mother of two hit up the 2012 Teen Choice Awards
on Sunday (July 22), joining the rest of her pop-rock band for the first televised performance
of their new single “Settle Down