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MARCH 2000
March 30, 2000: Farmclub
from Farmclub.com

Farmclub put up pictures and a 50 sec. videoclip of No Doubt performing "Ex-Girlfriend" live on their show.


March 28, 2000: No Doubt to Play Benefit Concert?
from KROQ

No Doubt may join the lineup for an upcoming benefit concert for the family of late Social Distortion guitarist Dennis Danell. click here for more on this.


March 27, 2000: Radio

This week "Ex-Girlfriend" is Alarmschijf on the Dutch Radio 538. This means that is is on very high rotation, it is played once every 2 hours.


March 26, 2000: TOTP
from the TOTP site

Friday No Doubt was on the BBC program "Top Of The Pops" and performed "Ex-Girlfriend" live. It must have been a recorded performance in the TOTP studios, because No Doubt have started their tour. As you can see in the picture, Gwen's hair is not just pink anymore, but she also used some white/yellow.

No Doubt are famous for two reasons: the worldwide megasmash that was 'Don't Speak' and having a bass player with the oddest surname in rock (if you must ask, it's Kanal). There's been a lot of speculation that the Ex-Girlfriend is about Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, who used to 'step-out' with Gwen Stefani. However, she recently appeared on stage with Bush at a recent gig, so the most you could say about the couple is that they're only toe-deep in bad blood. Forgive and forget eh? If only Robbie and Liam could be so mature.

 


March 24, 2000: No Doubt site
from nodoubt.com

The No Doubt site is undergoing some changes and the new site will be online soon. If they are going to make it pink, Gwen has to leave her hair pink for a while! The old site is still there though.  Starting today, you can download an exclusive track from the site

No Doubt will be performing this weekend on MTV's Spring Break
See them perform "Ex-Girlfriend":
Friday 3/24 @ 3:30 PM & 12:30 AM
Saturday 3/25 @ 9:30 AM
Sunday 3/26 @ 9:00 AM
Also, on Sunday @ 12:00 AM you can see them perform "Bathwater"

Did you know....that Gavin is the richest Brittish artist under 40 years? He has about 11 million pounds (17.2 million dollars) on his bankaccount

"Ex-Girlfriend" entered the Dutch Top 40 at 34.


March 22, 2000: Fishbone album
from Amanda G.

Yesterday Fishbone released their new album called "Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx". The CD features a number of celebrity appearances including Gwen who duets with Fishbone on the song "Everybody Is A Star".

March 21, 2000: album tracks

There is some confusion (at least on my side) about the exact track listing of the new album. The official site and also the official No Doubt online store list "Big Distraction" as track 10, while in fact "Comforting Lie" is track 10 and "Big Distraction" is on the European album as track 15 track and not on the U.S. album at all. Also, the promo CD lists "Bathwater"and "Simple Kind Of Life" as track 2 and 3 respectively, when it is the other way around.


March 20, 2000: "Return of Saturn" releases
from the iMusic message board

"Return of Saturn" will not only be released as a regular album, but also as a limited edition CD with an enhanced section and a sparkly 10" vinyl.


March 19, 2000: album tracks
from CDNOW

There will be a secret track on the "Return of Saturn" album, an instrumental version of "Too Late". "Big Distraction" will probably be a bonus track on the European album, because it is not on the European "Ex-Girlfriend" single.


March 16, 2000: "Simple Kind Of Live" video
from nodoubt.com

Today Tom posted that they have already made a video for their second single of the new album, "Simple Kind Of Life". A possible release date is yet unknown.


March 13, 2000: "Return of Saturn"
from CDEurope

In Japan the new album will be released with a bonus track. I don't know what this track will be, but it will not be on the U.S. or European album.

"Ex-Girlfriend" single

Today the single was released in the U.K., it will also be released  in the Netherlands (I went to the store today but they didn't have it yet) and in Australia.


March 12, 2000: "Ex-Girlfriend" remix

Famed pop/hip-hop producer Rodney Jerkins currently is remixing No Doubt's single, "Ex-Girlfriend," he said on Thursday (March 9). The idea for the remix was generated in a conversation between Jerkins and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine. "I told him it would be incredible if No Doubt could get played in a club or on an urban station, because they're just a hot band," Jerkins said. "I asked him if I could take a crack at it and he said, 'No doubt.' It's going to be pretty wild. Everybody's going to be pretty shocked." Jerkins recently produced Britney Spears' cover of the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and several songs with Michael Jackson. No Doubt's management said there are no plans yet to release the song.

"Return of Saturn" vinyl
from CDNOW

You can already order a vinyl pressing of "Return of Saturn" at CDNOW


March 9, 2000: Gavin and Gwen
from MTV Online

Gavin Rossdale got a bit of help when Bush took the stage in Manchester, England Tuesday night as his girlfriend, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, joined the band.

Stefani joined Bush during the group's set at Manchester, England's Academy, marking the first time that Gavin and Gwen have performed together onstage. The No Doubt singer lent her talents to "Spacetravel," a song that she provided backing vocals for on Bush's album "The Science Of Things."

The Manchester gig also marked the end of Bush's recent European tour and was carried live on the Internet at dotmusic.com. The show has been archived and will be available on the site for the next two weeks.


March 8, 2000: Breaking up?
from nodoubt.com

NO. They are not braking up, read Tom's post on the official site: 

"[...]Regarding the rumor going around that we're breaking up; it's not true. No Doubt is not breaking up. A number of journalists have speculated about this recently when we explained to them that we approached the making of "Return of Saturn" as if it were our last album. By this we meant that wanted to give it everything we had and in turn make it the best it could be. We have had no discussions within the band about hanging it up after this album. We are excited about getting out there and playing these new songs for everyone. See you soon.

-Tom Dumont."


March 5:
from The New Music

No Doubt is featured artist on this site. You can watch some videclips from an interview No Doubt did. This interview will be on MuchMusic on March 14.


March 2: No Doubt Delights London Crowd
from Wall of Sound

LONDON No Doubt took a turn for the power- pop Monday night as they played their "first [U.K.] show in a year and a half" at the Hanover Grand nightclub in London. With frontwoman Gwen Stefani in full riot grrl mode and sporting neon- pink hair and Dr. Martens boots, the band members staged a private concert to showcase five new tunes from their forthcoming album, Return of Saturn.

New tunes such as "Ex- Girlfriend" and "Staring Problem" proved that No Doubt has lost none of the energy that contributed to the success of 1995's Tragic Kingdom. The group has also clearly moved even further away from its ska roots, alternating instead between hard- hitting punk guitar sounds and soulful pop. "Marry Me" and "Magic's in the Make- Up" were the set's only real slow- paced moments, allowing Stefani and the audience to catch their breaths. Although neither of the songs lived up to the sweeping popularity of "Don't Speak," which the band also performed, they showed that Stefani's voice has lost none of its breathy charm.

Stefani admitted to the crowd that "we haven't practiced very much." It didn't matter. The 500- strong audience happily shouted along to the chorus of "Just a Girl" and danced gleefully to the hit "Spiderwebs." The London performance precedes a sold- out 11- date U.S. tour that kicks off in Chicago March 24. The band's new album is set for an April 11 release.


March 1, 2000: No Doubt to split?
from New Musical Express Online

NME has written an article which hopefully will never come true. Read it here
They also state that the "Ex-Girlfriend" single will be released in the U.K. on March 13.

Please vote for No Doubt on the Dutch radio station, go here