Gwen and Tony are included on VH1’s list of the Top 50 Musical Muses citing the breakup that inspired the lyrics to “Don’t Speak”.
VH1 — Song: â€œDonâ€™t Speakâ€ (1996)
Artist: No Doubt
Musical Muse: Tony Kanal
Legendary frontwoman Gwen Stefani wrote this breakup song about her ex-boyfriend Kanal, who also happened to be her bandmate. We canâ€™t imagine how awk this situation must have been for her â€” performing next to the guy who dumped you after seven years! â€” but at least it spawned one of the biggest smashes of the decade!â€”T.W.