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No Doubt sues 'Band Hero' for making them a 'virtual karaoke circus act'

5 November 2009 3:20 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

  Los Angeles (AP) — No Doubt is suing video game maker Activision for putting words in band members' mouths. The band brought suit Wednesday against Activision Publishing Inc. over a feature in the new "Band Hero" game that allows players to control virtual band members and have them sing other artists' songs. The lawsuit claims a feature allows players to have lead singer Gwen Stefani perform suggestive lyrics from the Rolling Stones' hit "Honky Tonk Women." The suit also notes a virtual version of bassist Tony Kanal can be made to sing his band's hit "Just a Girl," but with »

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Gwen Stefani Ain't No Hollaback Boy; Sues Band Hero for Making Her a Man

5 November 2009 8:35 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Listen, if Gwen Stefani wanted to croon like a dude about doing it with hookers, don't you think she would have done it by now? Unfortunately, the makers of the newly released Band Hero didn't take the hint and allowed for the avatar of No Doubt's frontwoman to be manipulated into doing just that. Which means only one thing: lawsuit time! The rock band has filed suit against the video game purveyor Activision, alleging fraudulent inducement and breach of contract, claiming that while Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young all signed off on allowing their likenesses to be used, it came with the stipulation that the company could only employ the use of three of their songs, "Don't »

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Gwen Stefani Dishes on No Doubt’s Newest Roadies

7 October 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

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With half of its members having started a family since their last tour, the dynamics of No Doubt have, indeed, changed since 2004 — and lead singer Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young, and bassist Tony Kanal couldn’t be more thrilled.

“During that time off I did my own records and toured a little bit, but we got No Doubt back together as fast as we could,” Gwen — mother to Kingston James McGregor, 3, and Zuma Nesta Rock, 13 months — says of the group’s hiatus.

“I had two babies. There’s nothing you can do to rush that. »

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LL Hosts Rocking Beyonce, Gwen, and Fergie in Singapore

28 September 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Lindsay Lohan played host at the F1 Rocks music festival in Singapore over the weekend. After spending some time exploring the area with Samantha Ronson, LL installed herself in the front row and Twittered up a storm as Beyonce Knowles and the Black Eyed Peas took the stage Friday and No Doubt did their thing on Saturday. Lindsay also complained about being videotaped when she tried to let loose after the shows, decked out in quite the skin-tight outfit. Lindsay will be off to Paris next for the Ungaro show during the city's Fashion Week, but trouble is apparently brewing back home now that she's facing a possible lawsuit over an unpaid car rental bill. View 25 Photos › To see more from the event, just read more. View 25 Photos › Images include: Lindsay Lohan, Beyonce Knowles, Fergie, Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Adrian Young »

- PopSugar

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No Doubt 'hire personal trainers for tour'

10 July 2009 8:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

No Doubt have reportedly hired personal trainers to keep them fit while they tour the Us. The group admitted that they are unable to maintain the same levels of energy that they enjoyed during their heyday. "We travel with two personal trainers. We're getting older and we can't party like we used to," Contactmusic quotes bassist Tony Kanal as saying. Singer (more) »

- By David Balls

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No Doubt tour with trainers

10 July 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

No Doubt take their personal trainers on tour. The 'Don't Speak' rockers - who have recently reunited following a four-year hiatus - admit they are no longer able to cope with the rigours of being on the road unless they are fully fit. Bassist Tony Kanal said: "We travel with two personal trainers. We're getting older and we can't party like we used to." The group have to rely on professional fitness experts because they attract too much attention if they go to a gym. Singer Gwen Stefani said: "I have to wear make-up to the gym because I get some dude doing sit-ups next to me and surreptitiously taking pictures." Gwen - who has two sons Kingston, »

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No Doubt play first show in five years

1 May 2009 11:14 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

No Doubt have given their first live performance in five years. The reunited group played 'Spiderwebs', 'Don't Speak' and 'It's My Life' on Friday's episode of the Today show. Singer Gwen Stefani told host Matt Lauer that it took so long to get the band back together because she "was in postbaby" mode. Bassist Tony Kanal also confessed that No Doubt had faced difficulties trying to record new songs. (more) »

- By Chris Homer

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Gwen Stefani facing tour dilemma

1 May 2009 2:20 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Gwen Stefani is worried about taking her two sons on tour with No Doubt. The singer - who raises nine-month-old Zuma and Kingston, three, with her husband Gavin Rossdale - is concerned about how her bandmates will cope with her growing entourage. She said: "Before, when I was with the guys, I didn't have any kids. That's like, whoa, a huge deal. They dynamic of the band is different. It has to be. "I've got two babies and their nanny, and an assistant, and my security, and a hairdresser. It's not as much of a party, but that's what I need in order to perform every night." The 'Don't Speak' hitmakers - also comprised of Tony Kanal, Adrian »

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No Doubt prepare for reunion tour

30 April 2009 7:16 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

No Doubt are preparing to hit the road on Sunday for a major Us tour. The band, who have reunited for the first time in nearly five years, will use the time spent on tour to jump start their creative process for a new 2010 album, MTV News reports. Gwen Stefani said that their studio sessions prior to the decision to hit the road were more about reconnecting than music being made. "We got a lot of hang-out time and we talked and had so much fun together, but we didn't actually make too much music," she said. However, bassist Tony Kanal revealed that once the dates for the tour began to emerge, the quartet found their creative stride. "We were in the studio, trying to write [songs for the new No Doubt record]. Things (more) »

- By Tim Parks

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Gwen and Gavin Have a Musical Weekend With Family

13 April 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's packed weekend schedule didn't seem to faze the always-smiling duo. She brought Kingston and Zuma to say hi to her parents on Friday after joining her No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal the night before to watch Gavin take the stage. Music was still on Gavin's mind on Saturday as he took Kingston to see the tour bus that will carry the father-son duo around the country on tour. Yesterday, the happy family made a quick stop at a Whole Foods before commencing their Easter festivities with a bag full of eggs. Gwen was rocking her group's t-shirt for their holiday outings which along with their new song helps fans get excited for their reunion tour. View 30 Photos › To see more photos of Gwen, Gavin and their boys just read more. View 30 Photos › Flynet, Film Magic, and Splash News Online »

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