Gwen Stefani Mulling Solo, Film Projects
While No Doubt enjoys a break after intense touring activity in support of its 2001 Interscope album, "Rock Steady," frontwoman Gwen Stefani is busying herself with a variety of endeavors. "I have beeWhile No Doubt enjoys a break after intense touring activity in support of its 2001 Interscope album, "Rock Steady," frontwoman Gwen Stefani is busying herself with a variety of endeavors. "I have been collaborating on some tracks on my own with different people," she wrote on the band's official Web site. "I am not quite sure if it will become a full-blown solo project, singles for a soundtrack, or just songs."
Stefani has previously lent her vocals to hit songs by Moby ("South Side") and Eve ("Let Me Blow Ya Mind"). "I am just kind of letting it take me where it takes me and see what happens," she says. "It is all part of a process for me, sort of an extension of the challenge No Doubt gave ourselves on 'Rock Steady.'" Ironically, Stefani's husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, is also working on a solo project, but it is not known if the pair plan to collaborate.
Stefani reports that she has "also looked at some scripts and, although I really haven't made a decision yet, if the right part were to come along I think I would try working in film." Stefani is also developing a clothing line titled L.A.M.B., which she says fans can expect "to hear more about" in the coming weeks.
"Rock Steady" debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.6 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Hey Baby" won the Grammy for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal.