Lead singer Gwen Stefani met with bassist Tony Kanal for more than 7 years. They were not just a couple in love. In fact, they were best friends. Their parting was given very hard.
"Before, I was really passive, all I cared about was being in love with my boyfriend. I didn't have any creative power, nothing. I don't know that person any more. But I'd been really bad at school and didn't know what I would do, I just sang in my brother's band [Eric Stefani, who founded the group, left No Doubt after 'Tragic Kingdom' to work on 'The Simpsons.'] But after the breakup I just started writing all these songs and suddenly I was: 'Oh I think I'm really good at this!'"