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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:55 pm

Gwen Stefani Wants to Get Personal With Fans on Tour: 'By the End of This, We're Gonna Be Best Friends'

More than merely entertain, Gwen Stefani wants to make friends and influence people with her This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour, which kicks off July 12 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

"The whole show for me is not about what I'm wearing or even how I sing," Stefani told Billboard during a conference call with reporters promoting the tour, her fourth solo trek. "It's really about the connection and connecting. I want people to feel like they know me by the end of it, and if I have to slap 'em around and tell 'em what to do, by the end of the show I want to walk away and feel like we know each other and that we have a connection. So all of the other stuff -- the lights, the video screens, the costumes, the makeup -- to me what's punk is saying, 'You will have fun and I will control you, and by the end of this we're gonna be best friends.' That's my attitude.

"But I do love all the rest of it too."

There will be plenty of the rest, in fact. Stefani is deep into rehearsals with her new live band and the eight dancers that will be part of the shows. Meanwhile, Stefani and longtime collaborator Sophie Muller have been working on visuals for the production, even during the Memorial Day weekend while Stefani was visiting boyfriend Blake Shelton in Oklahoma. "We're going to do some more in New York," Stefani says. "Basically it's like having the opportunity to do little miniature videos that go behind the songs. Every time we get a chance we get in front of the camera and do some more creative stuff. There's a lot....[Muller] is like a muse for me."

Muller also directed the just-released video for "Misery," the latest single from the This Is What the Truth Feels Like album. "I'm shocked by the response, I have to say," Stefani said. "It's such a traditional type of old-school video, I didn't know if people would be kind of bored with that." After the quick shoots for the "Used to Love You" video and the real-time Grammy Awards creation of "Make Me Love You" -- both also directed by Muller -- "Misery" was produced over a whopping two days in the abandoned Sears building in Los Angeles, which Stefani considered a "luxury." "[It's] what we love the most, which is just fashion and making beautiful images," Stefani explained. "It was like an art project...like, how many outfits and looks can we do in one day? It was kind of like a Vogue fashion shoot, but to music and actually moving. It was just a lot of fun."

As far as the tour set list, Stefani and company have learned the entire This Is What The Truth Feels LIke album, but she's still determining what she'll play. "I'm still working out all the kinks," she said. "I have three albums of work and it makes it so much more fun to have all that new music. I'm basically trying to tweet everybody and say, 'What songs do you really want to hear?' I don't want to disappoint anyone. This tour is about giving, and I want people to walk away and go, 'Oh my god, I'll never forget that night!' That's my goal. I'm gonna play all the hits, obviously. I haven't chosen costumes yet, but you know I'm gonna go for it on that. My whole life is, 'What am I gonna wear?' so I'm really excited about that part."

Of course, This Is What Truth Feels Like features some of Stefani's most personal material to date, chronicling the breakup of her marriage to Bush's Gavin Rossdale and her subsequent relationship with Shelton. She expects a cathartic tone throughout the night, even if the likes of "Hollaback Girl" and even "Misery" will put a bit of happy face on the proceedings.

"It's going to be super-emotional, yes," she acknowledged. "Even, like, going back in time when I did those shows with No Doubt last summer; I was literally in the middle of hell in my personal life...so I'll be revisiting those emotions I had then. But it's incredible to be in the position of being a songwriter and sharing your story with people and having people relate to it. It makes you feel better about being in your own life. I just really am in that moment right now, in disbelief that all this is happening now. I'm super, super grateful."

Stefani did not address reports that surfaced this week about slow ticket sales for the tour; in fact, a reporter who raised the question was cut off by her handlers. But she is looking forward to having Eve on the tour, reuniting her with the her collaborator on the singles "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" in 2001 and "Rich Girl" in 2004. "She was just one of the names that came up, and it seemed to make so much sense and seemed so fun," Stefani said. "She literally is one of the most talented girls I've ever been in a room with. It's so crazy to watch her. So we're gonna be able to...do those songs together onstage. I couldn't think of anybody else I'd want to be onstage with, especially a girl. She's dope, so I'm excited."
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Postby YouMakeMeFeel » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:24 am

I just bought a CD yesterday called "Stormy Weather" and had a compilation of artists on it. It had this song on it, and it's my first time hearing it.... :cry:



Edit: It sounds like a song that Fiona Apple would do well.
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Postby Mikerocha » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:55 pm

Instead of releasing single #4, she's spending money on this :roll:

https://www.facebook.com/gwenstefani/vi ... 694174873/

Kuu Kuu Harajuku. What the hell? :roll: :lol:
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Postby YouMakeMeFeel » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:37 pm

Mikerocha wrote:Instead of releasing single #4, she's spending money on this :roll:

https://www.facebook.com/gwenstefani/vi ... 694174873/

Kuu Kuu Harajuku. What the hell? :roll: :lol:
I know, I saw that.....it embarrassed me.... :lol:
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Postby Jesper » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:08 am

Mikerocha wrote:Instead of releasing single #4, she's spending money on this :roll:

https://www.facebook.com/gwenstefani/vi ... 694174873/

Kuu Kuu Harajuku. What the hell? :roll: :lol:
Gwen Stefani trying to pander them kids with this Avril Lavigne Hello Kitty tease bop and contributing to that Trolls movie :lol:
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:10 pm

Happy Birthday Gwen !
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:27 am

Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion are teaming up on 'The Voice!'


When Gwen Stefani returns to her red chair for Season 12 of "The Voice," she's bringing a special weapon in her battle against fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levin and Alicia Keys.

In fact, she's bringing the ultimate voice along as a mentor for her team: Céline Dion.

Stefani knows just how lucky she is to get a talent like that on her team.

"To get the prize right here ..." she said looking over at Dion when the two sat down to talk to TODAY. "Everybody's going to be so mad — the other coaches — that I got you."

"Yes!" Dion responded with a fist pump.

It's clear Stefani is a big fan, and it's just as clear that the admiration is mutual.

"I know Gwen very well," the singing legend said. "I mean, I know her career, I know how beautiful she is all the time. She's so beautiful and I'm still jealous ..."

Yes, Dion even has a huge talent for compliments.

"I'm just not gonna say a word," Stefani said with a smile. "I'm just absorbing this moment right now. This is happening to me right now."

And that wasn't all. Throughout their chat, Dion broke into song, adding her pal's name to the lyrics of love ballads.

"I've heard music all day long," Stefani laughed. "Like, her brain, I don't know what's going on in there, but it's crazy inside there. And it's awesome!"
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Postby Nippian93 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:23 pm

Gwen Stefani Couldn’t Stop Googling Shania Twain During Her ‘Voice’ Guest Stint

Shania Twain joined The Voice judges on Monday, April 24, where the country-pop superstar delighted starstruck contestants and became the first guest ever to sit in a fifth chair on the panel.

Following Twain’s appearance, Gwen Stefani could barely contain her excitement for having the music legend on the show.

“I had an amazing time,” she gushed to Entertainment Tonight, as the country star stood next to her. “When I found out you were coming I had an amazing time going back and listening all the songs and Googling you… And then Googling you again afterwards. It’s been Shania week!”

As for the No Doubt front woman’s favorite Shania Twain song?
“‘[You’re] Still the One,'” she revealed, adding, “It’s like, the perfect song.”

Meanwhile, Twain had nothing but nice things to say about Stefani’s beau, fellow country musician Blake Shelton, calling him “a true gentleman.”

“He is just really sweet and kind and he was very nurturing and caring and welcoming to me,” the singer gushed. “He’s so witty! He’s so funny… and he knows all my songs!”

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Postby Mikerocha » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:39 pm

I need a 4th studio album...
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Postby Jesper » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:56 am

Mikerocha wrote:I need a 4th studio album...
Same and I need her to bring in Dallas Austin, Linda Perry, André 3000 and Nellee Hooper
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Postby YouMakeMeFeel » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:03 pm

I actually wouldn't mind Gwen working on a few songs with SOPHIE, to see what they come up with. Charli XCX's Vroom Vroom had "cool" Gwen written all over it.
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Postby Nippian93 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:00 am

Exclusive: Gwen Stefani to present Cher with Billboard's Icon Award

USA TODAY can exclusively reveal that Stefani will present the Icon Award to Cher, who will give her first awards show performance in 15 years.

Cher will sing Believe, and will perform another one of her classic songs, too. “It’s such a rarity that Cher performs on television,” says executive producer Mark Bracco. “Whenever Cher does anything, it’s an event.”
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Postby greek_boy » Fri May 19, 2017 12:22 am

oh this is so cool!!! Cher and Gwen!
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:15 pm

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Postby Mikerocha » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:41 am

She is recording a Christmas album out by the end of the year.
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Postby YouMakeMeFeel » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:10 pm

Mikerocha wrote:She is recording a Christmas album out by the end of the year.
............ok, bye.
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Postby Benjamin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:54 pm

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Mikerocha wrote:She is recording a Christmas album out by the end of the year.
............ok, bye.
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Postby Nippian93 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:29 pm

Pop Crave‏ @PopCrave 3h3 hours ago
Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Selena Gomez and more are coming together for We Are One Voice: SOMOS Live! benefit concert tomorrow.

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