Singer and designer Gwen Stefani graces the January 2013 issue of Vogue
. In the interview
, Gwen discusses the challenges of songwriting, performing and parenting. She also gives her feelings about what type of band No Doubt is.
On Her Songwriting and Parenting Challenge
: "I was really drained after doing both of those solo records and having a baby, and then being pregnant again. And I was supposed to write a record? It was a really challenging time because so many things were different: I was married, I was a mother, a lot of time had passed. It was a huge challenge."
On Performing While Pregnant
: "O did my first solo record and went on tour while I was pregnant. I would want to throw up during certain songs. Certain outfits would make me sick. It was torture. I toured until I was four and a half months pregnant, showing. I came home and had Kingston, and when he was eight months old, I went back on the road. I nursed him for fourteen months, so I would literally do my hair and makeup, go back to the bus, nurse him, put him down, and walk out onstage. And I did that for 100 shows."
On No Doubt
: "I feel like we've always been in our own little lane. Never fitting in. Never a nineties grunge band, never a pop girl band. And it's the same now. I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this Alice in Wonderland pretend version of myself. But this, being in No Doubt, is really who I am."
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Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue