Rocker Gwen Stefani first visited Japan in 1996 while she was on tour with her band No Doubt. Ever since she has been drawing inspiration from the country for many reasons. Talking about the catastrophe, she said, "The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking, and I want to do anything I can to help. I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture."
However, Gwen Stefani also announced plans for a limited-edition T-shirt to be released on nodoubt.com next week and a charity auction that will allow fans to bid on a chance to attend an exclusive fund-raising event in Los Angeles - all proceeds to go directly to aid efforts.