Celebrities from around the world have been honoring the legendary musician David Bowie since his death. And now Gwen Stefani, known for her band, No Doubt, as well as her role as coach on The Voice, is adding her tribute to those of the other stars by taking to social media with throwback photos, reported People.
The No Doubt frontwoman posted pictures on Instagram that ranged from David with her band to Bowie posing with her. The smiles make it clear how much they all appreciated each other’s talent and personas.
“Starman,” wrote The Voice coach on one.
“#ripdavidbowie,” captioned the rocker for all.
The passing of Bowie on Sunday at age 69 shocked even Brian Eno, who had collaborated with the musician. His death occurred only two days following his last album release, as well as his birthday. David had struggled with cancer for 18 months.
“I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did,” revealed Brian. “It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn.’ I realize now he was saying goodbye.”
Those whom David left behind include his supermodel wife, Iman, a son, Duncan, from his marriage to Angela Bowie, and a daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra, from his marriage to Iman.
As the Inquisitr reported, it was Bowie’s son, Duncan, who used social media to confirm the passing of his father, and more than 4.3 million tweets paid tribute to the musician. Others turned to blogs, Instagram, and Facebook to share their memories and mourn their loss. Among those honoring him were Paul McCartney, Lorde, Madonna, Mick Jagger, and his wife.
The Voice Coaches Get Ready For A New Season
In addition to taking time to remember a legend, Stefani has been busy with a new plan for spending time with her beau, Blake. She will take on the role of mentor rather than coach for The Voice, serving in that capacity for Shelton’s team, reported Us Weekly.
The two have been dating for several months, and the 39-year-old country crooner had been bummed when he learned that his 46-year-old rocker girlfriend would not be coaching for Season 10. Instead, Christina Aguilera will warm Gwen’s chair when the season debuts February 29.
But then Shelton came up with the idea of keeping his girlfriend close by having her as a mentor after failing to achieve an acceptance from the producers of his original proposal that they just add another chair.
“Why can’t we have a fifth coach?” demanded the country star.
That idea didn’t get consensus, but the producers of The Voice recently hinted that they agree with the country crooner when it comes to just how much his girlfriend adds to The Voice, reported E! News.
Bob Greenblatt and Paul Telegdy, NBC presidents, kept it vague as to whether the No Doubt frontwoman would serve as an adviser.
“Maybe,” said Greenblatt. “We’re announcing [The Voice] advisers in the next couple of weeks but she’s very close to the show.”
Telegdy also emphasized how much she adds to The Voice.
“She’s a great friend of this network, we love her, the audience loves her, lots of people love her,” Telegdy shared.
Looking forward to future seasons, Telegdy would not reveal who would fill a chair in the fall, and referred to Christina Aguilera as a diva.
‘Diva’ Christina Aguilera Set To Return
“We know what we’re doing in the spring, because the diva’s back, Christina’s coming back,” he confirmed.
But when Aguilera returns, how will she handle Stefani’s role as adviser on The Voice?
A production source told Radar Online that Christina was the one who orchestrated her return to The Voice, even though producers were enjoying the PDA between the two coaches and the accompanying ratings boost. Moreover, Aguilera allegedly is fueling a feud based on her view that the entire hot hook-up between the two stars of The Voice was just a ploy.
“Christina said that it was her show and gave a really big spiel about how she thinks that Gwen used this Blake thing to try and stay on [The Voice],” said the production source. “Now people are dreading her return.”
As for that idea of having five coaches on The Voice at some point?
“It has more to do with just keeping it different by changing it up. As of right now, there are no plans to make it five judges [on The Voice],” added the source.
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