Member History

A comprehensive look at No Doubt’s member history from the band’s creation in 1986 to present day. Thank you to Mike McKeaney for the early years’ information.

1986 – March 1987
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
John Spence / Gwen Stefani Jerry McMahon Chris Leal* Chris Webb Eric Stefani Alan Meade / Tony Meade / Paul Casely

*Chris Leal was a good friend of the band who filled in till they found a full-time bass player in Tony Kanal.

March 1987 – December 1987
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
John Spence* / Gwen Stefani Jerry McMahon Tony Kanal Chris Webb Eric Stefani Alan Meade / Tony Meade / Paul Casely

*Lead singer John Spence committed suicide on December 21, 1987.

December 1987 – 1988
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani / Alan Meade Jerry McMahon* Tony Kanal Chris Webb Eric Stefani Tony Meade / Paul Casely / Gabe Gonzalez

*Jerry McMahon, whom is cousins with original bassist Chris Leal, left the band when Tom started jamming with No Doubt after responding to a flyer.

1988 – 1989
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Chris Webb Eric Stefani Paul Casely / Gabe Gonzalez / Eric Carpenter
1989-1990
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young Eric Stefani Paul Casely / Gabe Gonzalez* / Eric Carpenter

*Gabe Gonzalez moved to the east coast after departing No Doubt.

1990-1991
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young Eric Stefani Eric Carpenter / Don Hammerstedt
Summer 1991
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young Eric Stefani Eric Carpenter / Don Hammerstedt* / Alex Henderson

*Don Hammerstedt went on to become a studio musician.

1992-1993
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young Eric Stefani Eric Carpenter / Alex Henderson* / Phil Jordan

*Alex Henderson later joined jazz-legend Poncho Sanchez on tour.

1993-1994
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young Eric Stefani* Eric Carpenter** / Phil Jordan*** / Gabrial McNair

*Eric Stefani departed No Doubt in 1994 after differences in the band’s direction during the Tragic Kingdom recording sessions. Eric went on to fulfill a career in animation, most notably for The Simpsons. Eric still collaborated with No Doubt on their Return of Saturn album with “Staring Problem”.

**Eric Carpenter left No Doubt to pursue a degree in Journalism from Cal State Fullerton. As of 2014, Eric is writing for Orange County Register.

***Phil Jordan quit the band and returned to school after recording tracks for Tragic Kingdom.

1994
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young Gabrial McNair Gabrial McNair / Stephen Bradley
February 2002
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young / Josh Freese* Gabrial McNair Gabrial McNair / Stephen Bradley

*Friend of the band Josh Freese stepped in to cover for Adrian for a few promotional performances while he took time off for the arrival of his first child.

February 2002 – Present
VOCALS GUITAR BASS DRUMS KEYBOARDS HORNS
Gwen Stefani Tom Dumont Tony Kanal Adrian Young Gabrial McNair Gabrial McNair / Stephen Bradley

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