Gwen Stefani Reveals No Doubt Never Split Up
When a band does not release an album for over a decade, what do you think about their career? More often than not, the act called it quits or went on hiatus. However, while this happened to No Doubt, Gwen Stefani revealed, in The Sun, that the group never officially broke up. She said: “We never split up. We never fell out or went anywhere. People think there was a big hiatus but we were still working on stuff together.”
During the past decade, all four band members started families, and Stefani, in case you forgot, released two solo albums. But, even with all of the distractions, the group always had new material planned. All of that is coming to fruition with their upcoming release Push and Shove, due later this year.
Aside from family and touring for her solo act, writer’s block, as well as time to write and record, became an issue for Stefani. She explained: “It was so much pressure. We were all excited to start a new record but nothing was happening. It was hard for me so we decided to go on tour and get inspired.”
Stefani goes onto describe the issues facing herself and the rest of the band: “I felt like I had two families. My own at home and one at the studio. As a mother of two babies and all the other things going on in my life, I could only go to the studio three days a week at the most. That’s not a lot.”
Push and Shove, instead, became a challenge to put together, and for the first time, Stefani and Tony Kanal collaborated on songwriting duties. The result, the group reveals, is a more upbeat effort, further accented by new collaborations, including Major Lazer.
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