February 12, 2016


Members of No Doubt to Form New Band Without Gwen Stefani

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As No Doubt front-woman Gwen Stefani has focused a lot on her solo-career since the release of her debut Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004, her three bandmates—Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont—have often been left to their own devices.

Until now, that is: Reps of the band confirmed today that Kanal, Young and Dumont have formed a supergroup of sorts with Davey Havok, and intend to release an album with the energetic singer of AFI. The industry reps note that the unnamed four-piece is already shopping for record labels, because they've apparently written and recorded an entire album. 

No Doubt became a huge force in the '90s after releasing Tragic Kingdom, an album that boasted hits like "Don't Speak," "Spiderwebs," and "Just a Girl," but the band has only released one record in the last 15 years. That release from 2012—the relatively obscure Push and Shove—was a commercial clunker, and only sold 259,000 units. 

One can only assume that Havok's introduction to the mix will inspire a nastier punk vibe for the new band.

Stefani, on the other hand, might be premiering a new solo track at the Grammys on February 15. The diva's third solo album has so far been very slow to release.