Check out Gwen Stefani rocking the cover of Vogue! Can you tell she’s slipping back into her rocker persona as No Doubt gears up for a tour? She’s looking amazing, isn’t she? Gwen and the rest of No Doubt (Dumont, Kanal, and Young) sat down to chat with Vogue.
On their upcoming tour: it will be a “traveling Romper Room,” says Stefani, complete with toys, strollers, nannies, and tutors. “That wasn’t part of the dynamic before,” says Young. “And Gwen is the only mom in the band, so it poses a different kind of challenge for her than it does for us.”
Kanal on Gwen as a working mom: “She thinks she’s failing at everything. It’s hard to manage that many things: She’s got the band, her family, her husband, her clothing lines. To watch her being torn in different directions ended up being the push and shove that she almost needed to make the record. It provided a lot of the lyrical fodder. As much as she may feel challenged on a daily basis, I think when she looks back on it, she’ll see she did incredibly well.”
Dumont on what sets Gwen apart from other female singers: “What sets Gwen apart for sure from the Katy Perrys, the Taylor Swifts, is that she fronts a rock band. I can’t think of any other female pop singer in my generation who does that.”
You can read Gwen and No Doubt’s entire interview (and see some more great pictures from their photoshoot) in the January issue of Vogue, which hits newsstands on December 25 and is available digitally NOW on the Color Nook, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Nook tablet.
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