No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California. Since 1994, the group includes singer Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young. Since the mid-1990s, during stage and studio performances, the band has played alongside keyboardist and trombonist Gabrial McNair and keyboardist and trumpet player Stephen Bradley.
The ska style of their song Trapped in a Box (1992), included in their debut album, No Doubt (1992), does not achieve the expected success. The Beacon Street Collection (1993) is characterized by a ska punk sound and independently released under their own label. It has more than 100,000 copies sold in 1995. The platinum-certified album Tragic Kingdom (1995) will help kick-start the third wave of ska from the 1990s, and Do not Speak, the third single from the album, spends more than 16 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay standings.
The album Return of Saturn (2000), despite his hit single Simple Kind of Life, did not achieve the expected success, but was awarded the Best Rock Album Award at the 43rd Grammy Awards. After their tour in 2004, members are dedicated to their solo career; especially Stefani with two successful solo albums, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004) and The Sweet Escape (2006), and Tom Dumont with the album Invincible Overlord. The group meets in 2009.
The group was formed in 1986 by John Spence and Eric Stefani, singing and singing, respectively. Many musicians will complete the group without ever settling in the long term. It is Eric who, finding his sister Gwen a pretty voice, pushes her to join the band as a singer. But the girl who at that time is in high school does not feel comfortable on stage. His brother must therefore insist that she continue. A little later, Tony Kanal, who appreciates the band a lot, asks to be part of it as a bass player. He will become one of the four members still present in the group currently.