No Doubt withdraws own video

Last Friday No Doubt launched the video clip for Looking Hot, the second single taken from their recent Push and Shove, No Doubt’s first album in a decade. After harsh comments posted on YouTube, the clip was removed.
The video featured Gwen Stefani in a Native American costume, dancing around a teepee, and being rescued from her cowboy captors (Adrian Young and Tom Dumont) by a tribesman (bassist Tony Kanal).
The Native American community condemns the imagery as they find the portrayal childish and offensive. The band reacted surprised, and posted the following statement on their website on Saturday:
“As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history. Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately. The music that inspired us when we started the band, and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video. Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.”
Let’s see whether we’ll be served an all new music video for Looking Hot, follow-up single to Settle Down.


No Doubt reunite

No Doubt released their fifth studio album Rock Steady in December 2001, their last to date. Over the years the band compiled a greatest hits album, and lead singer Gwen Stefani released two solo albums: Love Angel Music Baby and The Sweet Escape. While Stefani was promoting her sophomore, the other band members began working on a new album without her.
2012 all has come together. Push and Shove is the band’s upcoming sixth studio album. The album is set for release on September 25th on Interscope Records. A first single Settle Down was released mid July. The music video is directed by Sophie Muller, who also directed lots of other No Doubt videos, including Don’t Speak and Underneath It All.