I'm glad I grew up in the '90s. I had strong, independent, beautiful women as musical role models, and they ruled the airwaves. The Spice Girls preached girl power, Lilith Fair paraded feminine gusto across the country, and No Doubt , fronted by Gwen Stefani, assured us that being treated like "just a girl" who can't drive late at night wasn't enough.
Stefani still looks fabulous at 42, after giving birth to two children with her husband Gavin Rossdale of Bush. And No Doubt has enjoyed a fascinating career, starting as a ska band from Anaheim, experimenting with punk, releasing a reggae album, and incorporating more and more pop influences with each record. It's been over a decade since the band's last disc, 2001's Rocksteady, but Stefani has been busy the whole time, and they've all headed into the studio for a brand new record (featuring production by Diplo and Switch on the tune "Push & Shove").