Just Jared — Gwen Stefani and her No Doubt bandmates perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in a tribute to Paul McCartney, which aired on Tuesday (December 28).
The 41-year-old singer performed the Beatles songs â€œHello, Goodbyeâ€ and â€œPenny Lane.â€
If you missed it, check out Gwen and the boys on the Kennedy Center Honors red carpet!
The other honorees during the evening were Oprah Winfrey, composer Jerry Herman, country artist Merle Haggard, and choreographer Bill T. Jones.
Other performers honoring Paul McCartney included Norah Jones, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, and James Taylor.
MTV — I bet when No Doubt started out as some skate rat ska punks in Orange County, Los Angeles, they never thought that one day they’d have to put on their finest duds, pledge allegiance to the United States of America and pay tribute to one the greatest songwriters in pop music history. But that’s exactly what they’ve done.
The Kennedy Center Honors were broadcast last night, and Gwen Stefani and Co. paid tribute to Beatles legend Paul McCartney. No Doubt performed the McCartney/Lennon-penned Beatles classics “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane” to an audience that included the first family and Kennedy Center honorees Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard and choreographer Bill T. Jones.
Congrats to all those folks for their lifetimes full of achievements. But congrats to Gwen Stefani, as well, who swagged out at what was likely a black-tie-only affair by wearing a blindingly beautiful, yellow silk Prada dress to the event.
Billboard — Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones, aired on CBS last night (Dec. 28) after being taped in Washington, DC earlier this month.
McCartney was honored with performances of his classic Beatles material by Stefani and Tyler. Stefani joined her No Doubt bandmates onstage for punk-inflected takes on “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane,” while the Aerosmith frontman let loose during a medley of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road.”