From MTV Buzzworthy:
I bet when No Doubt started out as some skate rat ska punks in Orange County, Los Angeles, they never thought that one day they’d have to put on their finest duds, pledge allegiance to the United States of America and pay tribute to one the greatest songwriters in pop music history. But that’s exactly what they’ve done.
The Kennedy Center Honors were broadcast last night, and Gwen Stefani and Co. paid tribute to Beatles legend Paul McCartney. No Doubt performed the McCartney/Lennon-penned Beatles classic “Hello, Goodbye” to an audience that included the first family and Kennedy Center honorees Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard and choreographer Bill T. Jones.
Congrats to all those folks for their lifetimes full of achievements. But congrats to Gwen Stefani, as well, who swagged out at what was likely a black-tie-only affair by wearing a blindingly beautiful, yellow silk Prada dress to the event.
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Gwen Stefani and her No Doubt bandmates perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in a tribute to Paul McCartney, which aired on Tuesday (December 28).
The 41-year-old singer performed the Beatles songs “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane.”
The other honorees during the evening were Oprah Winfrey, composer Jerry Herman, country artist Merle Haggard, and choreographer Bill T. Jones.
Other performers honoring Paul McCartney included Norah Jones, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, and James Taylor.
From USA Today:
Did you catch No Doubt’s ska-tinged tribute to former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney during the Kennedy Center Honors last night? The star-studded ceremony, which was taped Dec. 5, also honored media mogul Oprah Winfrey, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones, country star Merle Haggard and Broadway composer Jerry Herman.
Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones, aired on CBS last night (Dec. 28) after being taped in Washington, DC earlier this month.
McCartney was honored with performances of his classic Beatles material by Stefani and Tyler. Stefani joined her No Doubt bandmates onstage for a punk-inflected take on “Hello, Goodbye,” while the Aerosmith frontman let loose during a medley of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road.”
EDIT-From Rolling Stone:
No Doubt performed a ska-flavored medley of some of Paul McCartney’s best-known hits at the Kennedy Center Honors, which took place on December 5 but was televised on CBS last night. The medley, which included perky renditions of “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane,” was charming enough to inspire some good-natured lip-syncing from the former Beatle as he watched from the audience.
EDIT-Even more rave reviews from Neon Limelight:
We’re still (impatiently) waiting for that new No Doubt album (last we heard, they’re definitely in the studio working on it) but at least the band still knows how to get together every once in a while to put on a kick-ass show.
The Gwen Stefani-led outfit reunited to honor Sir Paul McCartney recently in Washington D.C. at the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.
Wearing gray suits — a flawless looking Gwen included — the band rocked a medley of “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane.”