Photo by G.
Orange County girl Gwen Stefani was born today! As a fellow OC boy, I have always been so proud of Gwen and the members of No Doubt for becoming huge successes! No Doubt played their first stadium show in their hometown on the day that Jeff Buckley died and I remember being at the show in absolute disbelief. No Doubt has a new album scheduled to come out later this year or early next year, and truthfully, as big of a fan as I am, I do not have high hopes. I’ve read that songwriting sessions have been scheduled in between diaper changing and that Prince’s advice to Gwen (which was “have you ever tried to just write a hit song”) is allegedly playing a large role in their recording. I am certainly hopeful that No Doubt will continue to rock steady. Happy birthday Gwen!
Also born today: actor Clive Owen, rocker Tommy Lee, musical gods Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lindsey Buckingham and writer Gore Vidal.