Gwen Stefani Says She 'Almost Throws Up' In Her Mouth Singing No Doubt Songs

21 February 2024 | 2:13 pm | Mary Varvaris

"I almost throw up in my mouth because I just know exactly where I was at the moment to write that song. It brings you right back."

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Gwen Stefani has discussed the less glamorous aspects of the exciting No Doubt reunion going down at Coachella in April, detailing her physical reaction to the band’s beloved discography.

As quoted by the Daily Star, Stefani revealed that she almost pukes in her mouth as she sings older songs like Ex-Girlfriend due to the meaning and reflecting on her headspace at the time of writing.

“I can’t listen to a lot of songs because they speak so clearly to me,” she said. “You have regrets, you have mistakes, and a lot of songs are about that. When I do Ex-Girlfriend, when I [sing] it, I almost throw up in my mouth because I just know exactly where I was at the moment to write that song. It brings you right back.”

Telling the publication that plans for the reunion “happened so fast” and it’s her “favourite kind of thing to happen”, Stefani explained that she and her bandmates – Stefani just released a ballad called Purple Irises with her husband, country star Blake Shelton – don’t know what will follow Coachella, but they’re “so excited” regardless.

No Doubt “haven't really figured out the next steps of how they're going to do this”, she said, but they’ve been “inspired” by watching fans’ reactions to the reunion news, namely “watching the internet blow up”.

No Doubt haven’t performed together since 2015. The last No Doubt album, Push & Shove, was released ten years after 2001's Rock Steady. 

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During the band's hiatus, which began in 2003, Stefani released a string of solo albums, including Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004)which spawned the massive singles What You Waiting For, Hollaback Girl, Cool, and Rich Girl. 

Her second solo album, The Sweet Escape, was released in 2006 and featured the hit title track. Her third solo record, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, came out ten years later. 

October 2025 marks the 30th anniversary of No Doubt’s iconic LP Tragic Kingdom.

In December, Stefani said she was open to a No Doubt reformation, telling The Wall Street Journal, “I have no idea what’s going to happen with No Doubt. We haven’t really talked about doing anything, but it feels like everyone is, right? All the ’90s people — Blink-182 did an eight-month tour that sold out in like five minutes.”