• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
MAR
30
2 YEARS

'American Idol': No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal to Mentor Top 8 (Exclusive)

Two of the Grammy-winning band's four members will help the finalists on '80s week -- an appropriate fit considering No Doubt had a hit in 2003 with a song from 1985, Talk Talk's "It's My Life."

Gwen Stefani Tony Kanal - H 2012
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Half of No Doubt will appear on American Idol's next week as singer Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal will mentor the remaining finalists, The theme: '80s night, which is a perfect fit for the Orange County-bred band, who were not only teenagers during the decade but had a Top 10 single in 2003 with a cover of Talk Talk's 1985 hit, "It's My Life."

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Says It Takes 'Guts,' 'Heart' to Compete on 'American Idol' 

No Doubt is signed to Interscope, the label headed by Idol perma-mentor Jimmy Iovine. Stefani has appeared on Idol before, perhaps most memorably styling the season 10 contestants last year in her own L.A.M.B. line. 

Q&A: Jimmy Iovine on Sound, Vision and Why He Signed Madonna and Van Halen

The band members spent five hours with the season 11 finalists Friday. As always, sessions took place at Interscope Records' Santa Monica recording studio complex. 

Tune in to Fox on Wednesday to see how the Top 8 fare.

Twitter: @Idol_Worship