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Los Angeles Times

For Gwen Stefani, never a doubt

The singer-songwriter always knew No Doubt would rise again. No matter how long it took. By Randy Lewis

Gwen Stefani may be a superstar pop singer, hit songwriter, fashion maven and role model for millions of girls and young women, but on a brutally hot afternoon late last week, on a loading dock outside a largely empty sports arena in Ontario, she was just a mom, trying to keep her 3-year-old son entertained while she took on an impromptu decorating project.

“I don’t have time to do this, but you know me — once I get obsessed with something . . .,” Stefani said while splattering globs of sky blue, neon orange and electric pink paint across three large squares of white fabric. She and a couple of friends were creating tapestries that will hang in the backstage dressing rooms during the first full-scale concert tour in seven years by No Doubt, the once-scrappy ska-rock group that emerged from Anaheim to become one of the biggest-selling pop music acts of the 1990s and early 2000s.

Nearby, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, the first of Stefani’s two kids with rock star hubby Gavin Rossdale, frolicked over a separate sheet of material reserved for him. Eager to include his 8-month-old brother, Zuma, in the fun, James (as Stefani usually calls him) plopped his hands on his young sibling’s head. Read the rest of this article »



V International

Scan of V Magazine from Spring 2008 featuring Gwen StefaniGwenopolis

Having just come off a world tour promoting her record-breaking solo career and right before she steps into the studio with her old cohorts No Doubt, singer Gwen Stefani is flying too fast and bright to slow down. It’s safe to say that Stefani has become one of the gods of today’s pop music world, with plenty of devoted followers. Welcome to Gwenopolis.

A few days before I’m supposed to meet Gwen Stefani in Los Angeles for this interview, I just happen to run into her in a Virgin Megastore. Not surprisingly, Gwen is striking-movie-star blonde, impossibly big brown eyes, impeccable style. She also happens to be standing in a clear plastic box and is approximately 12″ tall. It’s the “Hollaback Gwen” doll, a fascinating (and, in this case, adorable) barometer of fame. It’s one thing to acquire international pop-star status, your own fashion empire, a level of wealth unimaginable to most humans, and what appears to be an enviable level of domestic bliss (right after this interview took place, Stefani indeed became pregnant with a second child). It’s quite another to actually see yourself immortalized in toy form. Read the rest of this article »



Scrapbook Clippings

Scan of Everything In Time magazine advert featuring No DoubtScan of The Singles magazine advert featuring No DoubtScan of Love Angel Music Baby magazine advert featuring Gwen Stefani

Big thanks again go to iamanodoubtfreak4ever who has been sending over a mass of new clippings for the gallery including these fantastic magazine adverts for No Doubt’s Everything In Time and The Singles releases, also for Gwen Stefani’s Love Angel Music Baby album.

Do you have any clippings to donate to the gallery?? You can use the contact form to upload them or send them straight over to christinasparkle[AT]hotmail.co.uk



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I’ve uploaded two great new PSDs from shoots of the Love Angel Music Baby promo shots and NME UK both from 2005. If you would like to make a request for PSDs just leave a message in the chatbox >>>

All the PSD downloads are now actual PSDs and not transparent PNGs as before. Happy downloading!!



InStyle UK

Scan by No Doubt Scrapbook of InStyle Magazine UK from November 2007 featuring Gwen StefaniThe sweet life

She’s got it all -hit records, a hot clothing line, a new fragrance and a rocker husband who cooks for her. No doubt about it: Gwen Stefani is living it up, especially when she’s just hanging out backstage with baby Kingston. By Jancee Dunn.

At a recent stop of Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape tour, the centre of attention is making quite a scene backstage. Shrieks pierce the air. Objects are flying. It’s not Gwen, of course. It’s one-year-old Kingston, happily throwing his toys around the room. The singer has brought her son along and he has adapted admirably to road life. “Although this morning he woke up at six,” she says. “And I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to die right now’. I definitely don’t get enough sleep, but I’d rather spend time with him. I’ve got this extra-fun, amazing little guy who just wants to hang out with me.” Read the rest of this article »



Grazia UK

Scan of Grazia UK September 24, 2007 featuring Gwen StefaniGwen: “Yes, Gavin and I have had rough patches”

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale seem to be bucking the trend for celebrity nano-marriages. So how do they manage it? It’s not easy, Gwen tells Grazia on the eve of her UK tour. You should see her phone bill…

“We see each other here and there,” Gwen Stefani says of her husband of five years, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. “But we’re always on the phone. He understands what being on the road is like and so he knows how to cheer me up when he senses that I’m tired and a bit down. It would be much tougher to do this if I didn’t have a man like that in my life.” Having been on a grueling world tour for the past six months that has seen her sell out arenas from South America to New Zealand, Gwen know all about coping with long-distance love. In fact, she recently confessed she’s envious of the close relationship the couple’s 15-month son has forged with Gavin, whom she married in a pink and white Galliano dress in 2002. But today she’s in a philosophical mood: “I don’t think it’s any harder for me than it is for any woman who has a career and a family,” she shrugs. “As you get older, you’re better able to balance all the ups and downs and deal with tensions that come between you and your partner.” Read the rest of this article »



InStyle USA

Scan by No Doubt Scrapbook of InStyle Magazine USA from September 2007 featuring Gwen StefaniThe sweet life

She’s got it all -hit records, a hot clothing line, a new fragrance and a rocker husband who cooks for her. No doubt about it: Gwen Stefani is living it up, especially when she’s just hanging out backstage with baby Kingston. By Jancee Dunn.

At a recent stop of Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape tour, the centre of attention is making quite a scene backstage. Shrieks pierce the air. Objects are flying. It’s not Gwen, of course. It’s one-year-old Kingston, happily throwing his toys around the room. The singer has brought her son along and he has adapted admirably to road life. “Although this morning he woke up at six,” she says. “And I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to die right now’. I definitely don’t get enough sleep, but I’d rather spend time with him. I’ve got this extra-fun, amazing little guy who just wants to hang out with me.” Read the rest of this article »



Instinct USA

Gwen Stefani – The escape artist

New album? New tour? A possible No Doubt reunion in the near future? No problem. But this time around, Gwen Stefani’s got a baby on board.

Gwen Stefani wanted to be sure that her return from a between-albums hiatus was going to be, well, a wind-up. “I was thinking about how you disappear and come back, and I’m kind of coming back from being gone a minute,” Gwen hollas back over dinner at hip London eatery, Nobu. “The idea was to focus on the word ‘escape.’ I started thinking about the idea of Houdini. His whole gimmick was that his wife used to kiss him and pass the key through her mouth to him, and he would escape from his traps.”

Pry as we might, we can’t exactly confirm whether Gwen and husband Gavin Rossdale [Ed: Swoon!] are well-practiced in such techniques themselves, but we do know one thing she can’t escape from: her status as the coolest California Girl in popular music. Read the rest of this article »



RWD mag

Last word: Gwen Stefani

All hail the platinum blonde that made pop ace and Akon cool. I sat down with the Californian Grammy winner, who claims this is her last solo album… by Maddy Maspero

Last time you realized you’re an OG in this music game?
[Laughs] Yeah, it’s been a lot of years! I started in No Doubt when I was 17 and we were together for nine years before Tragic Kingdom came out. I’ve had this really long, slow career and I’ve experienced so many different sides to it. At the same time, it’s kind of like, “Oh man, I’m not at the beginning anymore.” But I’ve had such an incredible ride. It’s unbelievable. Read the rest of this article »



Elle International

Scan by No Doubt Scrapbook of Elle Magazine International from February 2007 featuring Gwen StefaniEscape Artist

Platinum pop star Gwen Stefani talks about her hit addiction, yodeling fantasies, and how she kicked her Madonna habit. Now she prepares to conquer the world, with baby in tow. By Joseph Hooper.

You know the story: Blonde Italian-American pop diva, music video eminence, and all-round material girl marries a Brit artiste and moves to England. The relationship hits some bumps along the way, but a baby boy ensues and celebrity life keeps rolling. “It is weird that we have all these similarities,” Gwen Stefani allows as she nestles on a couch in one of the many rooms her entourage has taken in London’s Landmark hotel in mid-November. With a voice that hovers somewhere between sultry and Kewpie doll, the singer has a knack for sounding about seven years old: “Madonna’s had us over to dinner and stuff, and she’s always been very nice to me.” Read the rest of this article »