NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Gwen Stefani performs in a concert presented by MasterCard exclusively for its cardmembers at Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center on October 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MasterCard)

Happy birthday to Gwen Stefani, who turned 53 on Monday (Oct. 3)! I have to say that Stefani is one of my favorite vocalists of all time. She has such a unique style, and there’s simply nobody who can replicate it.

Gwen was born Gwen Renée Stefani on Oct. 3, 1969. She rose to fame as the lead vocalist and main songwriter for alternative rock band No Doubt. Later in her career, she went on to lead a very successful solo run, plus get into fashion, culture and more. Now, she’s married to Blake Shelton and is a true country girl. Okay, maybe she’s not a country girl, but you get the point.

Check out some photos of Gwen over the years! She looks amazing.

Famous Music Videos Filmed in Michigan

  • Halestorm, I Miss the Misery

    It’s so cool that Lzzy Hale and Halestorm filmed their music video for “I Miss the Misery” at The Machine Shop in Flint and other locations in the city! This was back in 2021.

  • Poison, Ride The Wind

    “Ride The Wind” was filmed at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. One of my friends is actually in the crowd in this video!

  • Bob Seger, Detroit Made

    Of course the “Detroit Made” music video was filmed in Detroit!

  • P.O.D., This Goes Out to You

    P.O.D. filmed their music video for “This Goes Out to You” in Lansing, Michigan. It’s a live video featuring footage from their 2015 performance at Common Ground Music Festival alongside Three Days Grace, Finger Eleven and All That Remains. I was in the crowd and photo pit but don’t see myself in the video.

  • Eminem, Fall

    Eminem filmed a ton of his music videos in Michigan. “Fall” was filmed in Detroit’s Corktown.

  • Big Sean, Single Again

    “Single Again” was filmed around Detroit, including in Downtown Detroit outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

  • The Lost Trailers, Holler Back

    Nashville country music band The Lost Trailers shot their music video “Holler Back” in Grand Rapids.

  • Uncle Kracker, Smile

    “Smile” was filmed in Mount Clemens and other Michigan locations.

  • Kid Rock, Born Free

    “Born Free” was shot in Alger County. Kid Rock loves to film videos in Michigan!

  • Big Sean, Guap

    Guap was shot in the middle of a road in Detroit, Michigan. He’s another regular when it comes to filming videos in Michigan and Detroit.

  • Kid Rock, All Summer Long

    “All Summer Long” was filmed in Northern Michigan and shows Kid Rock driving a Grand Craft Grand Sport boat out on Torch Lake.

  • Eminem, Lose Yourself

    The music video for “Lose Yourself” was filmed in Detroit, Michigan, and features shots of the city, including the Ambassador Bridge.

  • Eminem, Good Guy

    Eminem’s “Good Guy” music video was filmed in Grosse Pointe.

  • Eminem, Royce da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, Trick Trick - Detroit Vs. Everybody

    Of course “Detroit Vs. Everybody” was filmed in Detroit. What a collaboration!

  • Anna Burch, Not So Bad

    Detroit musician Anna Burch shot “Not So Bad” at the beautiful Senate Theater in Detroit.

  • Metallica: Live in Muskegon, Michigan - November 1, 1991 (Full Concert)

    This isn’t a real “music video” but still very cool! “Taken from a dusty old VHS tape from the Metallica Vault. Filmed at L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan on November 1, 1991,” Metallica states.

  • Ratt, I Want A Woman

    Ratt filmed this one at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan!

     

  • System of a Down, Hypnotize

    System of a Down filmed “Hypnotize” in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!