Happy Birthday Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani w/ No Doubt
Gwen Stefani w/ No Doubt

Pop icon Gwen Stefani turned 39 today!

Wow.  She still is looking fiiiiine.  Of course this is an old pic to the left, but I am sure you have seen her recent photos.

Seriously now, why do I know this?  Well because Fox 8 News kept playing her songs on their show this morning and they keep wishing her a happy birthday.  So I guess I will too.

I am not a fan of Gwen Stefani when it comes to her solo career.

I much prefer No Doubt.  Sure, she has not damaged her image too much by going solo but by doing so she has attracted a whole new fan base.  In fact she is quite the popular one.  I myself though can not stand much of her hip hop-ish pop powerful songs.  I find the songs too much for me to handle.

I prefer the classics, you know, when it was pop ska punk.  Does that make sense?  She was cute, innocent, and did not wear bling.

Gwen Stefani left No Doubt to work on her solo project which was supposed to be a new wave sound but to me sounds a little different from that.

Having married Gavin Rossdale, former front man of Bush, the couple now has two children and pretty much successfully manage to stay out of the blood thirsty paparazzi grasp.  They to me are the smart couple and just keep to themselves for the sake of family.  No point in mixing work and him right?

Now Gavin Rossdale tried his own luck and released his own solo attempt Wanderlust earlier this year that in my opinion was not that good.  I wrote a review about it and I must say there were a couple of winners on the disc but for the most part it was not that good.  It could have just been me of course.

Rumor has it the remaining members of No Doubt have been writing new material and are waiting for Gwen Stefani to return although she may be taking her time as just just gave birth to her second child over the summer.

When she returns is up to the birthday girl and I hope it is soon.

Here’s a Gewn Stefani time line for ya:

And now for some solo material… (also when she went a little gangsta)

I cringe when I hear this…

And this… (even worse)

She is still pleasing to the eyes though…and certainly does not look 39. Let’s hope with age she becomes a little wiser and calls up the boys from No Doubt to start recoding some new material.

3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Gwen Stefani”

  1. I was a big No Doubt fan, even after we played the heck out of Tragic Kingdom on WMMS. It’s My Life is one of my all time favorite cover songs, and I think it’s better than the original.

  2. Also, I like Hollaback Girl – what does that say about me?

    I’ll say this about Gavin. I was certainly a Bush fan, and excited to hear his first post-Bush material with his band Institute, which unfortunately was wretched both on the album, and opening for U2. I would like to hear good things from his new album, but after Institute, I wasn’t expecting much, and it sounds like from the above, I’m not missing anything.

  3. I can tell ya Matt that Gavin had a couple of tracks that were just ok. I actually liked Institute and thought it was a good CD. It was a shame that they didn’t continue on.

    Yes, I failed to mention or even post the video for “It’s My Life”. That is one of the best covers I have ever heard.

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