It's been 20 years since No Doubt released their first album--and 12 years since Gwen Stefani graced our cover (the issue is a precious commodity here in the NYLON office)--and yet the SoCal band is just as relevant as ever. For our annual November America Issue, Mallory Rice sat down with Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, Adrian Young, and of course Gwen to talk about No Doubt's sixth studio album, Push and Shove
Gwen Stefani on fame
"I'm telling you right now, being Number One or playing in a garage--they're both super
Tom Dumont on testing the reunion waters
"We had to get over that uncertainty of not knowing if what we were working on was good. The whole album is capturing little sparks, little snapshots. You cast away all the mediocre ones and keep the ones that are good."
Gwen Stefani on how she gets inspired
"I got all my favorite people that I work with [together] and we had a creative day. We basically all sat around with our art books and [magazine] tears and just put them up and did collages and tried to get a direction. We ended up not using anything, but it was really fun."
Tom Dumont on the one type of music No Doubt could never master:
"You know what? Jam music. I don't think we could jam."
Gwen Stefani on the evolving music world (the MTV VMAs included):
"It used to have so much weight. People even paid attention to the categories! Now if you win one--I don't even think anyone takes your picture. It's like, whatever."
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