Listen: Carly Rae Jepsen covers No Doubt for Spotify Singles Series

Carly Rae Jepsen is showing some serious love to one of the queens of both pop-rock and pop music.

On Wednesday (Oct. 2), the Canadian singer dropped her cover of No Doubt’s 1996 hit single, “Don’t Speak.” The reworked version, which really doesn’t stray far from the original tune, is part of Spotify’s Spotify Singles series.

Taking to social media, the singer shared the track with her followers along with a short message about it.

“Had so much fun recording at the iconic Electric Lady Studios with Spotify,” the singer tweeted.

“Hope you enjoy ‘Want You In My Room’ and my cover of No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak.'”

Just so Carly is aware, we’re totally enjoying both of them. Listen to “Want You In My Room” and the “Don’t Speak” cover below.

Arguably No Doubt’s biggest hit (and a quintessential breakup song, if we do say so ourselves), the tune is featured on the group’s third studio album, 1995’s Tragic Kingdom.

In a “say what?!” twist, “Don’t Speak” did not chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart due to some weird rules at the time. But, it did get nominated for “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” at the 1998 Grammy Awards, so that’s a win.

As for Jepsen, the pop star has had a busy year. She released her critically praised fourth studio album, Dedicated, back in May. Prior to its release, the musician unleashed several singles including “Julien,” “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me,” and “Party of One.”

In support of the 15-track release, she hit the road for her massive Dedicated North American tour during the summer months.

Last week, Jepsen released the music video for “Want You in My Room.” Watch the candy-colored music video for the catchy song above.

Listen: Dreamcar ‘Kill for Candy’ on new ’80s influenced track

Last year, news hit that AFI frontman Davey Havok and No Doubt members Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and Adrian Young has joined forces to create a new band. At the time, they didn’t have a name, but were armed with new music and looking for a record label to call home. Late last year, the band unveiled that their name would be Dreamcar and that new music would be on the horizon for them. On Thursday (March 2), the supergroup unleashed their first single from their finally confirmed debut record.
The new track, which is titled “Kill for Candy” made its official debut on KROQ 106.7 FM’s Kevin & Bean Show. During the show, Kevin and Bean spoke to Dumont who revealed that the sound was influenced by the kind of music they listened to during their teenage years. “I think the musical common ground that we share with Davey is very much rooted in that early ’80s, new wave, new romantic era that was such a part of us all growing up, so it felt like very quickly we had a chemistry,” Dumont told the radio hosts. “It was just four guys, being creative and not knowing where it was going to lead us but we kept doing it because it was fun.”

“Kill for Candy” will be featured on the band’s debut, self-titled album. Dreamcar, the album, is set to be released on May 12 through Columbia Records. Prior to the album’s release, the band have two shows scheduled; one on April 5 at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, California and another on April 11 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. A few days after their Hollywood show the group will pack their bags and head to the desert for their music festival debut at Coachella. Dreamcar will perform during both weekends of Coachella (April 14-16 and April 21-23).

AFI/No Doubt supergroup announces name

At the beginning of the year, AFI frontman Davey Havok revealed he had joined forces with members of No Doubt to form a new “supergroup.” Until recently, anything concerning the still-unnamed group had been kept quiet with the exception of having a full record full of songs ready to be released. Last time Havok spoke about the project, he had said that they were in the process of finding a record label to release the album. On Thursday (Nov. 17), those following the story were finally given at least one answer to the many question that were raised about the band in early 2016.

The new group which will feature Havok as well as No Doubt members Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young will officially go by Dreamcar. While the unveiling of the group’s name is a step in the right direction, it looks like they still have not found a record label to release the new material. The supergroup’s formation was announced back in February of 2016, but since then, everything has been quiet. The only other piece of information that has been given besides the name of the act and the members’ identities is that they are aiming for a 2017 release date.

While everything is quiet on the Dreamcar front, things for Havok and his main band, AFI are not. In late-October, the California-founded band confirmed the impending release of their tenth studio record, AFI (The Blood Album). The album, the follow-up to 213’s Burials, is set to be released on Jan. 20, 2017. In honor of the new album’s announcement, the band released two new tracks from the album; “Snow Cats” and “White Offerings.” Both track can be streamed here.

Members of AFI and No Doubt Form Supergroup

AFI and No Doubt? No, this isn’t a random coupling for a tour, rather, it looks like it might be the latest supergroup formation. On Thursday (Feb. 11), Billboard released an article about the formation of a yet-to-be-named band which will feature members of No Doubt and AFI. AFI frontman Davey Havok and No Doubt members Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young have reportedly already recorded an album and are currently shopping it around to record labels. While they have no label or official band name, they’ve already enlisted Green Day’s manager, Pat Magnarella, to manage them.

The report comes a few days after No Doubt frontwoman, Gwen Stefani revealed that she would be releasing her third, solo full-length record, This is What the Truth Feels Like in the spring. The new album is scheduled to hit stores on March 18. While there is no official word on whether this might be the end of No Doubt, it sounds like the California band will be put on pause once again.

In an interview with Billboard back in 2015, Young mirrored the sentiments about the band’s status. “We’re in a little bit of limbo right now,” he said, “so we’ll see where that takes us.”

As for Havok, the AFI singer has been involved in many music projects over the last couple of years. In 2014, the singer and fellow AFI bandmate, Jade Puget, formed XTRMST. Then, in December of 2015, bassist Hunter Burgan teased that the band would be returning with a simple message that read: “I know that many of you want to know what’s up with AFI. I can’t tell you much at the moment, but we have plans for 2016. Circle that year on your calendars.” In addition to that, their seventh studio album, Decemberunderground, will officially turn ten this summer.

Gwen Stefani Confirms Release of New Album


Gwen Stefani has been a busy person the last couple of years, which explains why the No Doubt frontwoman’s highly anticipated third album has yet to be released. On Wednesday (Feb. 10), it was confirmed that the new album will finally be seeing a 2016 release date. Taking to Twitter, Stefani revealed that the new album will be titled This is What the Truth Feels Like. In addition to the title, she also unveiled the track list and confirmed that the record will be released on March 18.

Previously released track, “Used to Love You,” will be the record’s lead single. The ballad, which many speculated had to do with her divorce from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, made its official debut back in October 2015 when the singer performed at MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises series. The record’s next single will reportedly be “Make Me Like U,” and is set to premiere later this month. The track list for the record can be seen below as well as Stefani’s post on Twitter.


1. “Misery”
2. “You’re My Favorite”
3. “Where Would I Be?”
4. “Make Me Like U”
5. “Truth”
6. “Used to Love You”
7. “Send Me a Picture”
8. “Red Flag”
9. “Asking 4 It”
10. “Naughty”
11. “Me With Out You”
12. “Rare”
13. “Rocket Ship” (Target Exclusive)**
14. “Getting Warmer” (Target Exclusive)**
15. “Obsessed” (Target Exclusive)**
16. “Splash” (Target Exclusive)**

This is What the Truth Feels Like is Stefani’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s The Sweet Escape. Since her last studio release, the singer’s schedule had been eventful. In 2012, No Doubt reunited to release their sixth studio album, Push and Shove while Stefani was added to the judges’ panel on NBC’s hit reality television show, The Voice, in 2014. Last year, she contributed two songs to two different film soundtracks; “Shine” for Paddington and “Kings Never Die” for Southpaw.

Gwen Stefani Debuts “Used to Love You” Live


It’s been a year since Gwen Stefani has released any new solo music, but this weekend, the singer changed that. While appearing in New York on Saturday (Oct. 17) for MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises series, the singer announced that she had a new song prepared; a track titled “Used to Love You.” During the show, Stefani hinted that the new song will be her upcoming new single; the follow-up to 2014’s “Spark the Fire.”

“I just want to share a song that I wrote recently. This song is really special. I think this is gonna be the new single,” Stefani told the audience. The ballad is believed to be about her split with soon-to-ex-husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. Taking to Twitter, she mirrored her speech from the show, teasing that “Used to Love You” will in fact become her new single.

Listen to the live debut of “Used to Love You” below.


Back in 2014, it was rumored Stefani would be releasing her third studio album in 2015. As the year is beginning to wrap up, nothing has been mentioned about that record that was reportedly produced by frequent collaborator and fellow The Voice judge, Pharrell Williams. Singles “Baby Don’t Lie” and “Spark the Fire” did premiere last year, but that was all.

But while there has been no new solo (or even No Doubt) music, it doesn’t mean that Stefani hasn’t been keeping busy. The No Doubt frontwoman is currently on the judges’ panel for this season of The Voice and has had a few songs on movie soundtracks. In January, Stefani and Williams worked on a track titled “Shine” for the Paddington film and in July, she joined forces with Eminem for a track titled “Kings Never Die” for the Southpaw soundtrack.

Stefani’s last album was 2006’s The Sweet Escape while No Doubt released their sixth studio album, Push and Shove, back in 2012.

Rock in Rio USA Add More Artists to Line-Up, Unveil “City of Rock” Streets

Rock in Rio USA announced several headlining artists for the upcoming inaugural gathering in Las Vegas back in January, but it looks like those aren’t the only one heading to Sin City for the two weekends.

Today, the festival took to the web to announce the complete line-up. The line-up includes a couple of more performers on the main stages, some DJs that will represent the countries the festival has already invaded (Spain and Portugal to name a few) and those cool “City of Rock” streets they hinted at when the idea was still being formed (each street represents the musical culture of either the United States, United Kingdom, or Brazil).

Check out the full schedule for the two weekend which have been divided in half. The Rock-centric weekend will take place May 8-9 while the Pop music-centric weekend will take place May 15-16.


May 8:

Main Stage:  No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

Electronic Stage: AN21, Ftampa, Wax Motif, MVTH

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 9:

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

Electronic Stage: Caked Up, Gaslamp Killer, Felguk, Alok

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta


May 15:

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

Electronic Stage: Whitney Fierce, Jeniluv, Valida, Heidi Lawden

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 16:

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun, Big Sean

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic, Mikky Ekko

Electronic Stage: Behrouz, Renato Ratier, Uner, Dj Vibe

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA are available on the festival’s website.

Rock in Rio USA Reveal Complete Line-Up for Inaugural Event

Last September, Rock in Rio announced they would be bringing the Brazilian party to the United States by recreating the famous festival in the U.S.’ adult playground; Las Vegas.

With the initial announcement made last year, the festival had revealed that acts like Metallica, No Doubt, Deftones, Linkin Park, John Legend, and Taylor Swift had been confirmed to perform at the inaugural event.

Now, the festival organizers have announced the complete, massive line-up for the event slated to take place over the course of two weekends in May.

Announced via a press conference, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Bleachers, Jessie J, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr., Saints of Valory, Of Mice and Men, and many more were added to the original line-up from last year.

“We want different flavors. We want different types of artists,” said Roberta Medina, daughter of festival founder Robert Medina in a voice over about the chosen performers.

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA will go on sale beginning this upcoming Monday, Jan. 19 at the festival’s website. General-admission weekend passes will put attendees back $298 while VIP weekend tickets with access to VIP areas, open bars, buffet, and access to an exclusive entrance will cost those interested, $498.

The first weekend, named the “Rock Weekend,” will take place May 8-9, while the second weekend, named the “Pop Weekend,” will take place May 15-16 at the City of Rock MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.

It is estimated that a grand total of 240,000 to 320,000 attendees will show up during the course of the weekend with festival organizers hoping to have 80,000 a day though they admit it might be more like 60,000 attendees per day.

Check out the line-up for each day of the festival below.

Saturday, May 8:

Main Stage: No Doubt, Mana, The Pretty Reckless

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr., The Bleachers, Saints of Valory

Sunday, May 9:

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (featurng Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice and Men

Saturday, May 15:

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

Sunday, May 16:

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Ma!, Mikky Ekko

“Baby Don’t Lie,” Gwen Stefani Has a New Song Out


It feels like ages since Gwen Stefani has released any new music, but the No Doubt frontwoman has returned with a new track.

After months of hinting at new music and that mega-producer and fellow The Voice judge Pharrell Williams would be producing her new record, the first single has been unleashed.

The song, which is titled “Baby Don’t Lie” is catchy, much like her previous albums without being too “juvenile.”

Instead of being a full-blown, overproduced, dance floor tune, the track seems to take those elements mix it together with some maturity and there you have it. With that being said, it feels like the opposite of what “Hollaback Girl” was, but then again, that was eight long years ago.

Check out the catchy song below.

“Baby Don’t Lie” which was co-written by OneRepublic maverick Ryan Tedder, will of course appear on Stefani’s third solo album which is expect to be released before the end of 2014.

As of now, no official title has been given for the upcoming record, though we assume with a release time frame of 2014, we’ll be getting the album title any day now.

Watch No Doubt and Sting Perform “Message in a Bottle”


It’s been a couple of years since No Doubt have been on the stage together, but the band hit the stage last night at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

For their encore, the band were joined on stage by Sting to perform his song, “Message in a Bottle.”

The special performance wasn’t so much of a surprise considering that earlier in the week, it was revealed Sting would be hitting the stage with the California band, but that was all that was announced.

Check out the video of the performance.

No Doubt and Sting were just some of the acts that performed at the third annual Global Citizen Festival. Also taking the stage were power-couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé who teamed up for Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail,”  like they did during the “On the Run” Tour with Beyoncé filling in on Justin Timberlake’s parts, and “Forever Young.”

The Roots, fun., Alicia Keys, and Tiesto also performed at the festival is sponsored by the Global Citizen movement, an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, which works to end extreme poverty by 2030.

The goal of the festival is to raise awareness and promote activism to end poverty. This year, Global Citizen is striving for commitments in vaccines, education and sanitation.