Eva Gardner, renowned bass player, has performed and toured with a huge amount of artists including none other than Pink, Gwen Stefani, Cher, Tegan & Sara, Moby and Veruca Salt.
Jess and Bowie chat with Eva about how she got into the music business, her life on the road with Pink, and working in Vegas! Eva also shares her new release with Jess and Bowie, “Love & Drugs”!
VH1 is resurrecting back its “Pop Up Video” series in a mobile-only format starting Monday, the music cable network said. The original “Pop,” which stopped airing in 2002 on the Viacom-owned channel, featured music videos with informational bubbles that popped up with facts and trivia about the artists, song or related subject matter. The new installment of original videos, “Pop Up Video to Go,” will be offered cross carrier exclusively on VH1’s mobile network and will be updated weekly. The content will be made specifically for mobile devices and feature a similar format with trivia in larger fonts and appearing… Read more »
Gwen Stefani’s had it up to here – and in her next video, she’s going to show just how upset she can get. Since “4 in the Morning” is one of the rare glimpses into the singer’s inner life on her latest LP, The Sweet Escape, the video, which was shot Friday in Los Angeles, won’t feature a lot of bells and whistles – it’s just Stefani raw. “I just really want to focus on the lyrics,” Stefani told MTV News late last month, “and not so much on the styling or anything. It’s just really more about the emotion… Read more »
“American Idol” will launch an ambitious poverty-relief campaign in April with a two-night spectacular that is slated to feature performances from Gwen Stefani, Pink and Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat. Host Ryan Seacrest announced the details of “Idol Gives Back” on Thursday night’s results show, in which the final 12 contestants were revealed . The April 24-25 episodes are aimed at raising awareness and funds for poverty-relief organizations helping children in the United States and Africa. The first night will find the top six finalists on the show singing “life anthems” about hope and compassion, with show sponsors Coke and… Read more »
Gwen Stefani says she can’t wait to reform with her No Doubt bandmates, and hopes to have an album out by summer 2008. The pop singer has spent recent months promoting her second solo set “The Sweet Escape”, and heads out on tour over the summer before giving birth to her second child. And after a busy year, Stefani plans to keep the momentum up with a return to pop-rockers No Doubt. “I got an idea in my head about what we could do and now that’s all I can think about – doing a No Doubt record,” She tells… Read more »
Gwen Stefani has revealed she and rocker husband Gavin Rossdale are planning their second child together. The No Doubt star, who released her second solo album “The Sweet Escape” in December last year, reveals she’ll be taking baby Kinston, the couple’s first child, with her on the road during live dates in 2007 – but probably couldn’t handle being pregnant again away from home. “That was really crazy… I was in rehearsals and I’m like, ‘What is wrong with me? I am such a jerk right now,’” she says, “and then all of a sudden I found out I was… Read more »
Gwen Stefani has a pair of complaints about her last solo tour: One, she didn’t feel she had as much material to showcase as she did with No Doubt; and two, she was pregnant. “I was about four and a half months pregnant, which was totally not a good idea,” Stefani said. “I highly recommend not getting pregnant and going on tour! So if you’re thinking about going on tour, do not get pregnant” . With no impending morning sickness or mood swings, the singer can’t wait to start her 40-city Sweet Escape tour “It’s so much fun to create… Read more »
Gwen Stefani – still glowing from “The Aviator” ‘s Oscar wins – is turning her attention away from movie cameos and back to promoting her solo album, Love, Angel, Music, Baby. She’s just shot a video for the next single, the B-girlish anthem “Hollaback Girl,” which she calls her “attitude song.” Like most of the songs on her solo debut, this was a collaboration – but one borne out of a bit of jealousy instead of pure camaraderie. When Stefani originally booked time with Pharrell Williams, it was at the end of the project, when she figured her sessions were… Read more »
Gwen Stefani’s getting a little help from a lot of friends on her upcoming solo record, but so far, her favorite pairing comes from one of her oldest friends of all – No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal. Stefani’s not lacking for people to work with – if anything, she’s got enough names for several solo albums to span several different genres, with the Neptunes, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Outkast, the Matrix, Linda Perry, Tim Armstrong, Nellee Hooper, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, Dallas Austin and Damon Elliott all among her known collaborators. The hodgepodge of songwriters and producers, though, was… Read more »
In No Doubt’s 1995 hit single “Just A Girl,” lead singer Gwen Stefani sarcastically sang “the moment that I step outside, so many reasons for me to run and hide.” Eight years later, the blonde singer has decided to step out from hiding with the impending release of her first solo album. And if those working with her on the project are any indication, expect the forthcoming set to have a very hip-hop feel. Interscope Records has brought in Missy Elliott and Outkast to help guide Stefani’s debut effort. Elliott warned MTV, “It’s not just another record. It’s going to… Read more »