Although we have to disagree about this “Second Act” business (and I’m personally not a fan of what they said about Noel Gallgher’s High Flying birds – an amazing band you should check out!), Gwen was featured in The Houston Press‘ slightlyÂ snarkyÂ article about five artists who’s change in music career “surpassed” theirÂ original.
Houston Press –Â Here are five artists who managed to make it past those odds.
4. Gwen Stefani
This was a tough call. No Doubt certainly made its mark on ’90s rock, especially after lightening up on the ska and turning up the Gwen-and-Tony angst on 1995’sÂ Tragic Kingdom. (Our favorite has always been 2000 New Wave tributeÂ Return of Saturn.) But once Stefani went solo after 2001’sÂ Rock Steady, she stumbled on a formula for hip-hop-friendly dance-pop that made her the Madonna of her generation, at least until Lady Gaga came along.