Category:No Doubt members
Past and present members of the band No Doubt.
Past and present members of the band No Doubt.
1. No Doubt – No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, since the mid-1990s in live performances and the studio, they have been supported by keyboardist and trombonist Gabrial McNair and keyboardist and trumpeter Stephen Bradley. The ska sound of their song Trapped in a Box that was featured on their first album No Doubt failed to make an impact. The Beacon Street Collection is a raw expression of their sound, inspired by ska punk, the album sold over 100,000 copies in 1995, over three times as many as their first album sold. Fifteen months later, the band reappeared with Rock Steady, which incorporated reggae, the album was primarily recorded in Jamaica and featured collaborations with Jamaican artists Bounty Killer, Sly and Robbie, and Lady Saw. The album produced two Grammy-winning singles, Hey Baby and Underneath It All, as well as Hella Good, after a 2004 tour the band embarked on solo projects, with Stefani releasing two successful solo albums Love. Baby. and The Sweet Escape while Tom Dumont released his own music project. In 2008, the band resumed working slowly on their effort, titled Push and Shove. They have sold over 33 million records worldwide, Eric Stefani and John Spence met at a Dairy Queen and had talked about getting a group together to play music. Eric got a keyboard and gathered some players together to practice, the practice included Eric Stefani, Gwen Stefani, John Spence, Jerry McMahon, Chris Leal, Chris Webb, Gabriel Gonzalez & Alan Meade and Tony Meade. They practiced in Erics parents garage, Tony Kanal went to one of the bands early shows and soon joined the band as its bassist. After initially rejecting her advances, he began dating Gwen, but they kept their secret for a year. Paul Caseley also joined the band in 1987, Eric Carpenter joined the horn section soon after. In December 1987, Spence committed suicide days before the band was to play a gig at The Roxy Theatre for record industry employees. No Doubt disbanded but decided to regroup after several weeks with Alan Meade taking over vocals, when Meade left the band, Gwen replaced him as lead singer, and No Doubt continued to develop a live following in California. He joined No Doubt and replaced Jerry McMahon as the bands guitarist, Adrian Young replaced Chris Webb as the drummer the following year. Caseley left No Doubt in July 1989 for the US Navy Band, No Doubts self-titled debut album was finally released in 1992, but it featured no radio singles, although a video was made for Trapped in a Box. The albums distinctly upbeat pop/cartoon sound sharply contrasted with the then-dominant grunge movement, because the music worlds focus was redirected squarely at Seattle, No Doubts album was not supported by the record label and considered a commercial failure for selling only 30,000 copiesNo Doubt – No Doubt in 2009
2. Tom Dumont – Thomas Martin Tom Dumont is an American guitarist and producer. Dumont is a member of third wave ska band No Doubt, born in Los Angeles, California, the Dumont family lived in Irvine, California. Tom was the adopted child in his family and has two siblings. Dumonts father, who played the piano, gave his son a guitar at age twelve, Dumont practiced by strumming folk songs by the likes of James Taylor. Dumont was influenced by metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest. He joined his older sisters heavy metal band Rising, but left in 1988 for third wave ska band No Doubt and he has one sister named Gina and a brother named John. Dumont studied music theory for five semesters at Orange Coast College, when the band moved into a house on Beacon Avenue in Anaheim, he wrote a poem about being addicted to television. He took the poem to Eric Stefani, who put the poem to music, the song was recorded for the bands self-titled debut album and was the albums only single. The band later self-released The Beacon Street Collection in March 1995, the same month, Dumont left his job as a file clerk at a mortgage company. He had a feeling about having finished recording Tragic Kingdom. Tragic Kingdom became a success, certified diamond in the United States. When Eric left the band, Tom took leadership in writing and composing responsibilities, after the Tragic Kingdom tour, Tom returned to his home in Long Beach, California and started surfing in 1997. Dumont is a member of The Surfrider Foundation, an organization to preserve coastal life. Since Eric Stefani left, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Gwen Stefani became No Doubts primary songwriters, during No Doubts hiatus, Dumont produced Matt Costas 2005 debut album, titled Songs We Sing, after hearing a demo tape by Costa. With Stefani promoting her solo album, No Doubt began initial work on a new album without her. In March 2008, the band started making posts concerning the progression of the album on their official fan forum. Stefani made a post on March 28,2008 stating that songwriting had commenced but was slow on her end because she was, at the time, manager Jim Guerinot said the yet-untitled album is being produced by Mark Spike Stent, who helped produce and mix Rock Steady. Between Stefanis pregnancy and recording, No Doubt did not tour in 2008, No Doubt announced on their official website that they will tour in the summer of 2009 with Paramore, The Sounds, Janelle Monáe, Bedouin Soundclash, Katy Perry, and Panic. at the DiscoTom Dumont – Dumont, along with Tony Kanal, during No Doubt's 2009 summer reunion tour.
3. Tony Kanal – Tony Ashwin Kanal is a British-American musician, record producer and songwriter. Kanal is the bassist for the American rock band No Doubt and his musical work outside of the band includes producing and songwriting with artists such as reggae singer Elan Atias and No Doubt bandmate Gwen Stefani, among others. Kanals father Gulab and his mother Lajwanti Lajju are from India and are Hindus and his parents emigrated from India to London, England, where Kanal was born. While most of his years were spent in London, Kanal and his family also spent brief periods living in Toronto, Canada. At age eleven, he was taken by his once again to the United States. There, his parents opened a store named Kanals Gifts and Fashion, Kanals father suggested that Kanal learn to play the saxophone since it was the formers favorite instrument, so he bought one for Kanal. Kanal later learned how to play the bass from his schoolmate Dave Carpenter, after seeing one of third wave ska band No Doubts early shows, he joined the band as its bassist. Kanal enrolled at California State University, Fullerton to major in psychology, in October 1991, No Doubt began recording with producer Dito Godwin. When Interscope Records began turning songs down, No Doubt did it on their own, over two years they recorded ten songs and released it independently. When No Doubt went on hiatus, Kanal began a career behind the mixing console, in 2004, Kanal produced three songs for the soundtrack to 50 First Dates. Also in 2004, Kanal produced and co-wrote three tracks on Gwen Stefanis first solo album Love, Kanal then produced Elan Atiass debut album, Together as One, which was released in June 2006. Kanal again worked with Gwen Stefani for her solo album The Sweet Escape. He has created several remixes, including ones of Stefanis Hollaback Girl, Kanal produced the song Rent for the ska punk band Peppers 2006 album No Shame. In 2008, he collaborated on two songs titled Sober and Funhouse with Pink for her album Funhouse and also sang back-up on Crystal Ball, in late 2009, Kanal co-wrote and played bass for a song of former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatts debut solo album. Kanal also contributed on track seven of Weezers 2010 album Hurley and he received co-writing credit for the song Smart Girls. In 2010, Kanal co-wrote, produced, and performed bass on the track Kiss You Up, recorded by Barbadian artist Shontelle for her second album, No Gravity. With Stefani promoting her solo album, No Doubt began initial work on a new album without her. In March 2008, the band started making posts concerning the progression of the album on their official fan forumTony Kanal – Tony Kanal
4. Gabrial McNair – Gabrial Gabe McNair is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, most famous for his work in No Doubt since 1993 as a trombonist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist. He recorded and toured with Green Day during the Nimrod and Warning tours, playing trombone, in 2003, he joined the California-based rock band Oslo where he plays the guitar. McNair attended Glendora High School in Glendora, California and he played trombone in the marching band and snare drum in the Scottish Pipe Band. During the hiatus of No Doubt, he writes and records with bandmate/producer, Tony Kanal, in the studio on various recordings for Elan Atias, Gwen Stefani. McNair also works with Toby Record and his company All Ears Music, scoring films, documentaries, commercials, Oslo released their second full-length album, called The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate, in 2007. In the late 2005, McNair went on tour with band member Gwen Stefani on her solo Harajuku Lovers Tour. He joined Gwen once again on The Sweet Escape Tour in 2007 and he joined the Smashing Pumpkins on their 20th Anniversary Tour in 2008, playing the trombone, backing vocals, and percussion. He also joined Lenny Kravitz on his Black and White America World Tour in 2011 &2012, playing the trombone, in 2013, he lent his vocals to the track Desert Lullaby on the original soundtrack of Lightning Returns, Final Fantasy XIII, composed by Naoshi Mizuta. The soundtrack was released on November 21st, the day as the release of the game in Japan. In 2016, he began touring and playing keyboards for the band Tegan and he will be joining them on their 2016 world tour in support of their new record Love You To DeathGabrial McNair – Gabrial McNair performing on Summer Tour 2009
5. Gwen Stefani – Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, and fashion designer. During the bands hiatus, Stefani embarked on a pop career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Inspired by pop music from the 1980s, the album was met both critical and commercial success. It spawned three successful singles, What You Waiting For. Rich Girl, and Hollaback Girl, the reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 while also becoming the first US download to sell one million copies. In 2006 Stefani released her studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two singles, Wind It Up and the albums title track The Sweet Escape. Her third solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like was released in March 2016, Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a solo artist she has received accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award. In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L. A. M. B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture, Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2015, Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their 100 Greatest Women in Music list in 2012, including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Stefani was born on October 3,1969, in Fullerton, California and she was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from The Four Tops 1968 cover of The Left Bankes 1966 song Walk Away Renée. Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive and her mother, Patti, worked as an accountant before becoming a housewife. Gwens parents were fans of music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan. She has two siblings, Jill and Todd, and an older brother named Eric. Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt before leaving the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons. Her brother Eric introduced Gwen to 2 Tone music by Madness and The Selecter and, in 1986, he invited her to provide vocals for No Doubt, finally, in 1991, the band was signed to Interscope RecordsGwen Stefani – Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
6. Adrian Young – Adrian Samuel Young is an American drummer, mostly known as a member of the rock band No Doubt. When not performing, in the studio or touring, Young likes to spend his time out on the golf course and he is a scratch golfer who is a much desired participant in celebrity golf tournaments such as the Michael Jordan Invitational, Alice Cooper Foundation Tournament and others. Young has participated in VH-1s Fairway to Heaven numerous times, on January 16,2000, they were married. Kent gave birth to a son, Mason James Young, on February 9,2002, on May 4,2010, at 8 months pregnant, Nina gave birth to their daughter, Ruby, who was delivered stillborn. Nina gave birth to baby girl, Magnolia Renée, on June 10,2011. No Doubt announced on their website that they would tour in the summer of 2009 with Paramore, The Sounds, Janelle Monáe, Bedouin Soundclash, Katy Perry. While finishing their album, which was set for release in 2010. Tickets for the tour went on sale March 7,2009, as a special promotion for the tour, the band was giving away their entire music catalog free as a digital download with purchase of top tier seating. In 2009, No Doubt made an appearance on the television series Gossip Girl and they performed their cover version of the Adam and the Ants song Stand and Deliver. Adrian Young is a sought after studio drummer. He has recorded and/or performed with acts as Bow Wow Wow, Scott Weiland, Scott Aukerman, Dilana, Kelis, Maroon 5, Unwritten Law, The Vandals, Bing Ji Ling. Young uses Orange County Drum and Percussion drums and Zildjian cymbals and drum sticksAdrian Young – Young performing with No Doubt at the Milwaukee Summerfest, July 2009.