Most of the stars of “Gossip Girl” were probably in elementary school when [artist id=”1003″]No Doubt[/artist] burst on the scene with Tragic Kingdom in 1995, but that doesn’t mean the Upper East Siders won’t appreciate what Gwen Stefani and crew have to offer during their appearance on the show May 11.
The band won’t be performing at some stuffy social gala at the Met; instead, No Doubt will be part of a special episode that flashes back to the ’80s and focuses on Lily van der Woodsen before she brought Serena into the world. The flashback will give “Gossip Girl” fans a taste of what they can expect from the show’s spin-off this fall.
No Doubt — who will be known as Snowed Out on the show — will be performing “Stand and Deliver” by Adam & the Ants. “We just went through a bunch of songs, and that was one that we all agreed on. We all loved it,” bassist Tony Kanal told Entertainment Weekly about how they chose the song.
Stefani added: “It took us, like, five minutes to pick that. We normally just e-mail, but we got on the phone for that one.”
The rockers — who decided on the song after tossing out Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” — said decisions are easier to make these days. “We’re quick like that now!” Kanal laughed. “As you get older, you’re just smarter.”
Get that, Chuck Bass? With age comes wisdom.