Gwen Covers Nylon Magazine for November

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Wow! Nylon magazine has posted a preview of Gwen’s upcoming feature and cover for the publishing for November which hits newsstands next week! And not only Gwen, but the whole band is featured in a brand new photo shoot (which was teased to us in… No Doubt’s CBS Sunday Morning interview). They all look flawless and we can’t wait to get our hands on the magazine soon (we’ve been told November 12). It also looks like the article features an interview with the whole band; well done, Nylon!

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Nylon — It’s been 20 years since No Doubt released their first album–and 12 years since Gwen Stefani graced our cover (the Terry Richardson-photographed issue is a precious commodity here in the NYLON office)–and yet the SoCal band is just as relevant as ever. For our annual November America Issue, Mallory Rice sat down with Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, Adrian Young, and of course Gwen to talk about No Doubt’s sixth studio album, Push and Shove.

Gwen Stefani on fame:
“I’m telling you right now, being Number One or playing in a garage–they’re both super fun.”

Tom Dumont on testing the reunion waters:
“We had to get over that uncertainty of not knowing if what we were working on was good. The whole album is capturing little sparks, little snapshots. You cast away all the mediocre ones and keep the ones that are good.”

Gwen Stefani on how she gets inspired:
“I got all my favorite people that I work with [together] and we had a creative day. We basically all sat around with our art books and [magazine] tears and just put them up and did collages and tried to get a direction. We ended up not using anything, but it was really fun.”

Tom Dumont on the one type of music No Doubt could never master:
“You know what? Jam music. I don’t think we could jam.”

Gwen Stefani on the evolving music world (the MTV VMAs included):
“It used to have so much weight. People even paid attention to the categories! Now if you win one–I don’t even think anyone takes your picture. It’s like, whatever.”

Get the November America Issue on stands next week!

JustJared also shared his exclusive quote from the magazine on “Don’t Speak”.

JustJared — Gwen Stefani and her No Doubt band mates Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, and Tom Dumont jam out in this Nylon magazine exclusive picture from the November 2012 issue.

The 43-year-old rocker chick also provided an exclusive quote about writing “Dont Speak”.

“I was pissed! I was being dumped in front of everybody. And I just remember finding so much power in songwriting[…] We were never bitter or mad, but it was like, I can tell this is happening…is it really going to happen? How can you do this? We’re best friends, you know? But, it did, and thank God. Or I wouldn’t have made all those songs,” Gwen said.

For more from Gwen and the guys, visit Nylonmag.com!

5 Replies to “Gwen Covers Nylon Magazine for November”

  1. Awesome pics, especially of the band. They all look so young, and it’s awesome to see Gwen with the Tragic Kingdom long, but not-fake hair again!

    I disagree about Tom’s comment. I wish they had additional feedback before the mixing/mastering process. It’s weird that you have this band with all of these amazing ideas, and the guy they have serving as arbitrator during the final, most important stages has been there since the inception of the songs, so they’re his babies, too. There’s not a single track I dislike on the album because each song has shining moments, but those moments don’t shine quite as hard as they should. I know they have a great working relationship with their producer/mixer, but when the live versions, arranged by the band themselves, always sound better, I can’t help but wonder if they’d be better off with a fresh set of ears willing to be more honest with them.

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