A very brief history of No Doubt: No Doubt was formed in 1987 by Eric and Gwen Stefani. John Spence soon joined and took the spot of lead vocals. Gwen was the background vocalist. John committed suicide later in 1987 when he took a gun to his head in an Orange County park. The band got it's name from a phrase which John used frequently: "No Doubt." Alan Meade took his spot but left to marry his pregnant girlfriend. So Gwen was placed as the band's only vocalist. Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont joined soon after. A fan of No Doubt, Adrian Young, joined the family after telling the band he had been playing for years, when, in fact, he had only played for one. Their self-titled album was released in 1992, but sold poorly. Their record label, Interscope, dropped them. The Beacon Street Collection was released in 1995 on Beacon Street Records, No Doubt's independent label. This album also failed to impress the general public. It must have impressed Interscope. In mid-1995, No Doubt released Tragic Kingdom on the Trauma/Interscope label. Eric left the band shortly after the third album was recorded to work as a cartoonist for the Simpsons and has won an Emmy for his work; he now works for a record Label. The first single, "Just A Girl," was a big hit, followed closely by "Spiderwebs (which hit #1 on September 27, 1996) and "Don't Speak." On December 11, 1996, the Kingdom hit the #1 Album spot on the Billboard. To date, Tragic Kingdom has sold over 11 million records. The release date for the new album is tentatively set at February 2000. No Doubt has said that they are looking for other inspiration for their music, and are straying away from their original Vandals and Madness influences. As they grow and move on, anxious fans await the product of their metamorphose. . .