No Doubt is an American band from Anaheim, California , formed in Since the mids, they have been supported by trombonist Gabrial McNair and trumpeter Stephen Bradley in live performances. Though their eponymous debut album failed to make an impact, its ska punk -inspired follow-up The Beacon Street Collection sold over , copies in , over three times as many as its predecessor. The band's diamond-certified album Tragic Kingdom benefited from the resurgence of third-wave ska in the s, and " Don't Speak ", the third single from the album, set a record when it spent 16 weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Airplay chart. The group's next album, Return of Saturn , despite its Top 40 hit single " Simple Kind of Life ", did not match the success of their previous album, but received critical praise and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 43rd Grammy Awards. Fifteen months later, the band reappeared with the album Rock Steady , which incorporated reggae and dancehall music into their work. In , the band resumed working slowly on their sixth effort, titled Push and Shove , and released their single " Settle Down ". They have sold over 33 million records worldwide.
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With the return of the punks in the mid-'90s came a resurgence of their slightly more commercial rivals, new wave bands. While playing the party-band circuit around Anaheim, the trio picked up bassist Tony Kanal , born in India but raised in Great Britain and the U. Hardened by the suicide of Spence in December , No Doubt nevertheless continued; Gwen became the lone vocalist and the group added guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young. No Doubt 's live act began to attract regional interest, and Interscope Records signed them in The band's debut a year later, an odd fusion of '80s pop and ska, sank without a trace in the wake of the grunge movement. As a result, Interscope refused to support No Doubt 's tour or further recordings. The band responded by recording on their own during ; the result was the self-released Beacon Street Collection , much rawer and more punk-inspired than the debut. Eric Stefani left just after its release, later working as an animator for The Simpsons.