Personalities | No Doubt | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1987–present)

Gwen Stefani (vocals), Tom Dumont (guitar), Tony Kanal (bass) and Adrian Young (drums) began life as a ska/punk band from California. Their eponymous debut album (1992) went against the grain of grunge and they were dropped by their label. Success followed after their self-financed Tragic Kingdom (1995) crashed into US charts on the back of the ‘Just A Girl’ single. A typical ballad ‘Don’t Speak’ made UK No. 1. The charismatic Stefani later launched a very successful solo career.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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