In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands now), Gwen Stefani makes a shocking revelation. We haven’t heard a whole lot from her musically in a while. In fact, it’s been five years since she released her last solo effort, The Sweet Escape. And there’s a reason why–she’s calling her solo career quits! Both of her solo albums — Love, Angel, Music, Baby and The Sweet Escape — spawned several radio hits, and the former, even helped launch the phrase “Hollaback Girl” into this generation’s vocabulary. “That was a moment in time,” she tells EW. “It went on a little longer than we all thought it would because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you’re at in that time in your life … [but] everything works out how it should.” Plus who’s got the time–she’s busy taking care of hubby Gavin Rossdale and their two adorable tots, Kingston and Zuma.
Not to worry, though, in the new EW issue, Gwen and the boys of No Doubt, including guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young, reveal their future plans for the band. (Hmmm … sounds like an album or tour dates may be dropping soon!). We’ll certainly miss the solo version of Gwen, (how can we resist spelling out “B-A-N-A-N-A-S” every time we’re in the produce aisle), but we can always count on her to continue to inspire us with her flawless style, e.g., these fab Christian Dior oversized shades available in four frame hues. –rpuccia
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