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AUGUST 2001

August 28, 2001
Birthdays 
Source:
Three members of No Doubt have their birthdays in August:
Stephen had his on August 23rd, Adrian on August 26th and Tony on August 27th.
Adrian turned 31 and Tony is now 30.

Happy birthday guys!!!
 
August 26, 2001
MTV VMA 2001 
Source: moreover.com
Gwen will present an award at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
 
August 26, 2001
Tom's Journal 
Source: nodoubt.com
Settled in London
London's been cool so far. A couple of us went to see Stone Temple Pilots play the other night here, and last night some of us got to go to the U2 show as well. We're in the studio finishing up the title track to our forthcoming album "Rock Steady" with producer Nellee Hooper, and mixing of the album is just about to commence any day now.
-Tom [posted 8/23/01]

 
August 22, 2001
Let Me Blow Ya Mind 
Source:
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" jumps from number 24 to number 3 in its 2nd week in the Dutch Top 40!!

In the U.K. it entered the charts at number 4!

In the Billboard Hot 100 the single slips from number 2 to number 3.
 
August 22, 2001
TOTP
Source: BBC
Friday BBC's Top of the Pops will air the performance of Gwen and Eve taped at a Las Vegas studio. For more info, look at Appearances

This is from the TOTP site:
"It seems that sisters are doing it for themselves in this week's charts as this marriage of rock chick hip and Hip-Hop momma go straight into the charts at No.4! 

It seems that the luscious ladies had a lot of fun making this song, which was produced by the notoriously scary-to-work-with Dr Dre.

As Gwen told TOTP Plus: "It was a whole different story and I seriously had a sore bottom when I left 'cos that guy really kicked my butt! Literally two and a half hours of singing the same thing over and over again. I was near tears and I almost walked out. When we were done I walked into the studio and thought: "What am I doing this for? Why am I torturing myself?" and he said: "You sounded amazing. You should have seen Eve do it!" He always has people walking out, but I made it through!" 

Looks like it was well worth the hard work, Gwen... "

 
August 22, 2001
More songs
Source: nodoubt.com
At nodoubt.com they announced some new song titles: "New Friend", "Everything In Time" and "Start The Fire". 

Also, Tom wrote in the Journal:
Arrived in London
We all just arrived in London today, where we'll finish all the recording and mixing of "Rock Steady". We plan on being here for at least a month, and I'll post some photos here in another day or two.
-Tom [posted 8/20/01]


Two photos are already on the page, take a look at them.
 
August 19, 2001
Fashion Awards
Source: Coni
Moby's "South Side" featuring Gwen is nominated for a VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards: "Visionary Video". You can vote for it here
 
August 17, 2001
Scary Movie 2
Source:
I went to see Scary Movie 2 yesterday and in the middle of the film, where Theo tries to get the keys from Dwight by seducing him, she turns on the radio and then the intro part of "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" can be heard!
 
August 16, 2001
Timbaland helps
No Doubt 
Source: mtv
[...]
Aside from his Interscope imprint, another project that tickles Timbaland pink when he thinks of it is his work on the new No Doubt album.

"Gwen [Stefani] is so adorable," he said, laughing to himself. "I talk to her like a real person, not as no industry cat. She needs Phil Jackson sometimes too. Her rhythm is different from my rhythm, so she'll be like 'I'mma go in there Tim and get the rhythm that you talk about.' The whole band is crazy."

Like he does so often, Tim said he switched gears with his production on No Doubt, the Beat Club projects and on the work he did on upcoming albums by Ludacris, Petey Pablo and Jay-Z.
[...]
 
August 16, 2001
Let Me Blow Ya Mind 
Source: radio538
Being last week's "Superclip" on TMF, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" is now "Alarmschijf" on Radio 538. This means that it gets played once every 2 hours. I hear that song at least 4 times per day!!

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" was last week's highest entry in the Dutch Top 40 at number 24.
 
August 14, 2001
New nodoubt.com 
Source: nodoubt.com
Www.nodoubt.com has been redesigned and look really cool now! It's updated with the latest news, including the official release date of the new album "Rock Steady": December 18th, 2001 and some confirmed song titles: "Hella Good", "Hey Baby", "Detective" and "Making Out". Also, check out a videoclip where No Doubt welcomes you to the new site and read Tom's Journal again!
 
August 14, 2001
Teen Choice Awards
Source: 
Gwen and Eve performed at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards last night and also picked up an award: Choice R&B / Hip-Hop Track. You can see it on TV on August 20 on FOX.
 
August 9, 2001
Teen Choice Awards 
Source: Shana
Gwen and Eve will perform at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards!

No Doubt is nominated for the 2001 Teen Choice Awards in the category "Choice Rock Group". Also, Gwen is nominated for "Choice Female Hottie", "South Side" from Moby and Gwen Stefani is nominated for "Choice Dance Song" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" from Eve featuring Gwen Stefani is nominated for "Choice R&B/ Hip-Hop Track". You can vote online on the seventeen website or look for the printed ballot in the July and August issues of seventeen.
 
August 9, 2001
Cover
Source: nodoubt.com
BlenderGwen on the cover of Blender! Gwen is on the cover of the Aug/Sept issue of Blender magazine (Gwen Stefani and the 50 Sexiest Artists of All Time) which is out now. There is a 6 page feature with photos shot by Frank Ockenfels on July 2nd in Los Angeles.
 
August 9, 2001
Blender 
Source: 
In the Blender magazine, in an interview, Gwen says that the new album will be out in November and will be called "Rock Steady"
 
August 9, 2001
TOTP 
Source: nodoubt.com
Gwen performs with Eve on TOTP and on the BET Awards 6/19.
On June 19th Gwen performed ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ with Eve in Las Vegas at the 1st Annual BET Awards. Afterwards they also taped a performance for Top Of The Pops at a Las Vegas studio.
 
August 9, 2001
Compilation 
Source: nypost.com
CHART MONSTER GOBBLES UP *NSYNC

The unstoppable "Now That's What I Call Music" series has claimed another victim.

This time, Vol. 7 of the killer album series has rolled over the world's biggest boy band, knocking *NSYNC's "Celebrity" down to the No. 2 slot on album-sales charts.

"Celebrity" also saw a whopping 80 percent drop-off from its first-week sales, with 188,000 units sold.

"When you open so big, you have no where to go but down," says Billboard charts guru Geoff Mayfield, noting "Celebrity" has sold a remarkable 2.3 million albums in two weeks.

"Now 7" sold 620,000 in its first week out, according to SoundScan, which tabulates retail sales.

The hits compilation includes tunes from Janet Jackson, Eve and Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears and other chart busters - including *NSYNC's "This I Promise You."

The "Now" series has been a smash hit overseas for decades and only began here in 1998. The fourth in the series, released in July 2000, was the first compilation ever to hit No. 1 on the top album charts.

Albums in the "Now" series, which are released approximately every four months, regularly make their debut in the No. 1 slot and hover at the top of the chart for weeks.

"Now 6," released in April, still sits at No. 40, with a total of 2.9 million albums sold.
 
August 9, 2001
Single info 
Source:
No Doubt may not be hugely popular here in Holland, but Eve's new single with Gwen is really doing well here, so we get to see the video a lot and Gwen is getting some attention, she is on the cover of a Dutch magazine.

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" is TMF's Superclip, (www.tmf.nl) that's means it gets played once every 2 hours.

It is requested a lot on TMF and on the radio and has been in the top 5 for the last week now.

I hope when the single comes out next week it will climb the charts to a high position! It's already at number 9 in the Clipparade, the most requested songs of the week on TMF.
 
August 4, 2001
Compilation 
Source: mtv
On the new MTV compilation album "MTV: 20 Years of Pop", there is a No Doubt song. It is, ofcourse, "Don't Speak"
 
August 4, 2001
Gwen on stage 
Source: mtv
Gwen might appear on stage at an All-Star Breast Cancer Benefit which will take place at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on October 27 and will feature various band collaborations: Read the full article here.