Raised in Long Beach, California, Nowell developed an interest in music at a young age.His father took him on a trip to the Virgin Islands during childhood, which exposed him to reggae and dancehall music, then gained a strong interest in rock music once he learned how to play guitar.Nowell played in various bands until forming the group Sublime with bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh, whom he had met while attending California State University, Long Beach.

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Kanal is the bassist for the American rock band No Doubt.

Other members of the band include Tom Dumont and Gwen Stefani.

To judge by most of yesterday’s comments on Mail Online, I’m going to make myself very unpopular with readers when I say I like the sound of Elly Nowell.

Indeed, I’ll go further and admit that if I were in charge of admissions at Magdalen College, Oxford, I’d plead with her to change her mind.

Certainly, I was accustomed to grand buildings at my public school (Westminster Abbey was the school chapel).

But that didn’t stop me from quaking in terror when I went up for my interview at Corpus four decades ago.

This was for the good reason that pupils who do well against the odds in bog-standard comprehensives tend to shine at university.

But after decades of bullying by social-engineering politicians, discrimination against the private sector has become an obsession — and even the best universities are admitting poorer quality students, for no better reason than that they tick the right socio-economic or ethnic minority boxes. In the cut-throat world of global competition, it won’t help us to argue that our goods and services are offered by engineers, physicists, doctors and lawyers who came from poor families.

And if only young Elly had questioned her prejudice against the place, she might have discovered this.