Nice that they included a performance of one of my favorite songs. Anyways, Nerve magazine just came out with a power-house list of the Forty Sexiest Frontwomen in Rock History and Gwen hit the lust at #10 — coming out on top of Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks!
Hush up now. Gwen Stefani’s willingness to legally bind herself to Gavin Rosdale doesn’t diminish the sexiness at her core. There’s actually a traceable rise to her allure. During No Doubt’s formative days, she literally was just a girl, interchangeable with any adorable punk chick hanging out at some Anaheim skate park. Tragic Kingdom saw her morph into a pop-rock poster girl and that kick started her ascension; watch those videos for “Don’t Speak” and “Spiderwebs” and the glimmer’s there. But it wasn’t until lead Rock Steady single “Hey Baby” dropped in 2001 that she became a supernatural force. No Doubt’s pop-to-dub transformation finally gave the honey in her voice just the right amount of bitterness.