So U2 drops out of the big KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas line-up. Who do you have replace them and noe get mad about it? No doubt it would be Southern California's own No Doubt right? Exactly.
Tony Kanal of No Doubt called into KROQ to make the announcement. He also talks about the newly remodeled Forum and how the bathrooms are now clean. He even makes a Prince "Purple Rain" tour reference. Ha!
As KROQ said, you cannot replace U2 but let me tell you, No Doubt was a great decision, especially with the set list No Doubt has been doing lately.-DocFB
Diagnosis: KROQ has it covered for #KROQXMAS25
In a move that was found out weeks ago and was a worst kept secret during that time, Gwen Stefani confirmed she will be a judge on the next season of "The Voice" and will appear on the singing contest show next week!
NBC was trying to hold off the news for 2 more weeks to announce for their Fall Line-Up but with "The Voice" having Gwen on the show next week, they announced it early. Well...earlier than the announcement leak from a few weeks ago.
No Doubt fans are conflicted about the news as it will delay a new album that has been getting worked on over a year and also that means no tour dates for the foreseeable future. Towards the season finale of next year though, "The Voice" could be a platform for No Doubt to release new music and even launch a tour on the heels of that. Time will tell and No Doubt fans will just have to be patient.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Doesn't really hurt to have Gwen on a high profile show like that. It is helping Adam Levine stay relevant and helped ressurect Christina Aguilara and Shakira of late.
No Doubt has released a special t-shirt "For The Philippines" with a 100% of the proceeds going to Save the Children and Typhoon Haiyan Relief.
The shirt is for sale in all sizes and is $19.95.
The "Speakerbox" design for this special t-shirt was created by 2012 Talenthouse winner Arvee Fider, who is also a Philippines native and experienced the destruction firsthand.
You can pre-order the shirt here!-DocFB
Diagnosis: No Doubt has always been good and hella charitable.
It is time for #FlashbackFriday with "Hella Good" by No Doubt!
"Hella Good" appeared on No Doubt's 5th studio album "Rock Steady" in 2001 and was the second single from the album released in April of 2002.
The song was produced with The Neptunes and made it to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The bass line of the song was trying to follow "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen and "Brick House" by The Commodores.
There is a reason why No Doubt is one of my favorite bands of all time. Tony Kanal and Gwen Stefani's song writing on "Running" is a huge part. I believe it was written that is was written In Kanal's living room from what I have read.
You could see the video of "Running" as just the last video from "Rock Steady" as say a throw-away...you would...if you were not a fan. Here was No Doubt reflecting on how far they have come with photos from their past. To me, it was an ode to their fans as a way to say thank you. I'm sure many of them (The fans) feel the same way.
The pencil pushers who were trying to compare this song to Depeche Mode songs just never got No Doubt...and obviously never will. Just like Gwen will always be an Orange County girl....
Chris Hafner did a good job with the direction of the video and the integrating of the photos of past and present No Doubt members.-DocFB
Diagnosis: No Doubt is an important part of music history. They don't get their due but they will. In the 90's, they made a statement and stood on their own with MTV mostly dominated by Pearl Jam and by the Smashing Pumpkins. Gwen and the entire band were and still are true originals. Just because they gave props to Ska, you couldn't just categorize them as Ska. If you did, that was your loss. "Rock Steady" let you know this band was here to stay. "Running" is a reflection of that. I'm so sorry if you have fallen and don't get that.....They made it...and are still "Running"......
#tbt #ThrowbackThursday kicks off with "A Simple Kind Of Life" by No Doubt. "A Simple Kind Of Life" is from "Return Of Saturn" released in 2000.
The song was produced by Glen Ballard, the man who made Alanis Morrisette, gave Aerosmith their 1st ever number 1, and gave Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" life.
The song only made it to number 38 on the Billboard charts. Interesting.
The song was recorded with no rehearsals with Gwen Stefani writing the song solo. When Gwen is allowed to write what she wants, with no restrictions, there is no one better. The process with her and No Doubt may take longer, but with songs like "A Simple Kind Of Life" the wait is more than worth it.
Enjoy this #ThrowbackThursday video directed by Sophie Muller.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The key of C...
No Doubt just confirmed DrFunkenberry's story of yesterday that No Doubt will not be touring this year while they work on a new album.
Our source is very much on the inside but we also confirmed with Live Nation so when we published the story, we would not have them denying our story even though it was true.
No Doubt released an official statement today from the studio:
Greetings from the studio in Los Angeles...Yes, that's right, the studio!
While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push And Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music. In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together. We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease. After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting.
We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don't want to stop. So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible - both recorded and live on tour.
As always, thank you all for your kind words, incredible support and patience. We promise to keep you updated with photos and videos from the studio, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates. We will see you soon!
Gwen, Tony, Tom, Adrian
The good news in all of this is MORE new music from No Doubt. I just hope that Interscope promotes the next record better. Yes, I said it. No Doubt was everywhere from the Teen Choice Awards to Kimmel. Everywhere. Interscope dropped both balls on "Push & Shove" big time.
No Doubt also has to make sure announcements for singles, performances, and even photos from the studio get out first in other places besides their Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, and Instagram. As much as that hits the hardcore fans, it is missing the others and a chance for their audience to grow. The Facebook Fanpage is the worst for artists because with Facebook trying to use their own search engine, the information rarely hits google anymore. It is frustrating as a fan of No Doubt and good music.
Here is hoping for some great new music to come from No Doubt and here is hoping that Dr.Funkenberry and the No Doubt community can help with that new music. We all would LOVE to see that.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Don't need to Push & Shove to get a hold of me ND. Just saying.