Ryan Seacrest — Gwen Stefani phoned in Friday to chat on â€œOn Air with Ryan Seacrestâ€ about styling the girls on â€œAmerican Idolâ€ as well as revealed whatâ€™s in store with upcoming new No Doubt record which she reveals will be â€œdefinitely out this year.â€
Although Gwen canâ€™t offer an exact date, the L.A.M.B. rocker reveals, â€œweâ€™ve been going for awhile trying to make this record and itâ€™s been super challenging but really fun, weâ€™re trying to enjoy the moment of writing andâ€¦itâ€™s just a really fun process and I think itâ€™s going to be out this year,â€ adding, â€œitâ€™s generally a really happy albumâ€¦the main thing we were trying to do is write really catchy good songs.â€
Gwen further revealed, â€œwe got about 10 songs done and we want to do a few more just in case, but itâ€™s a really good record, I really love this record.â€
As for styling the girls on â€œAmerican Idol,â€ Gwen explains she ran into Jimmy Iovine in New York during Fashion Week, explaining, â€œhe was like â€˜oh youâ€™ve got to come and do the girlsâ€™.â€ Gwen admitted the project was â€œreally challengingâ€ as there are â€œso many layers of things you have to think about and Iâ€™m not a stylist,â€ admitting, â€having an opinon about someone else and to give advice and clothes for their body types [was challenging], and also you know a lot of the clothes I have from the runway are created for girls that are 6 feet tallâ€¦so those clothes from the runway I canâ€™t even squeeze into them.â€
Yet, Gwen admitted, â€œbut the best part was just meeting the girls. They all have their own little things that make them comfortable on stage and there own little insecurities.â€ Revealing, for Pia, â€œshe had to make sure she could move so it was all about what shoes she was gonna wear.â€ And as for Lauren, Gwen admits â€œthe funny thing about her is she says all this stuff about sheâ€™s so concerned, but Iâ€™ve never seen someone with so much confidenceâ€¦but she was so concerned I was like â€˜well wear a black dress then, hello!â€™ and she was like â€˜no i want to wear these shorts!â€
Gwen also reminisced about when she first performed in front of Jimmy Iovine revealing, â€œwhen we first played for him, he basically took me aside and said to me privately â€˜youâ€™re going to be a star in 6 yearsâ€™ and I was like â€˜what? Iâ€™m going to have a bunch of kids and not going to be doing thatâ€™ cause it seemed so far off. And then six years on the dot â€˜Donâ€™t Speakâ€™ was like #1 all around the world â€” it was just a weird prediction!â€
Listen to the interview above to hear more about Gwenâ€™s styling experience as well as what Jimmy Iovine first thought of her and No Doubt when she first performed in front of him!
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