Gwen Stefani Elle Magazine July 2009

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Gwen Stefani on the July 2009 cover of Elle.

Gwen Stefani says getting back together with No Doubt after a nearly five year hiatus came with some complications. In a new interview with the July issue of Elle Magazine, the “Rich Girl” rocker admits there was some conflict when she got back together with the band.

Gwen says the band attempted to write a few new tracks before going on tour, but were unable to come up with new material. Tensions reached a boiling point when No Doubt stepped into the studio to record a cover of Adam And The Ants’ ’80s hit “Stand and Deliver;” Gwen and bass player Tony Kanal got into “a heated conversation” over the track.

“Everybody’s making it like there’s all this tension, you know, like I stepped away from the band and now they’re jealous of me, and look, maybe there is a little bit of that,” she explains.

“But some fights aren’t really what they seem,” Gwen quickly adds. “I think it was a little about the song, and a little about our coming back together. There was this little air bubble that needed to pop, you know?”

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