With No Doubt announcing that they will be touring in 2009 and are working on their first album in seven years, fans were expecting said album to be released in next year. No Doubt drummer Adrian Young, however, says otherwise.
Sitting down with MTV News, Young said, "We've been working on a new record off and on now for a bit of time, and we're going to continue to work on a new record next year. We're going to start touring in the spring of '09 through the summer, and we're going to continue to work on music while we're traveling. [We'll have] a mobile studio on the bus and eventually get to a new No Doubt record."
The drummer also commented on what the new album could potentially sound like. "It seems like we've always come from an eclectic background musically. But we seem to always gravitate towards reggae. I can't say that's what our record is going to be like, 'cause it's too early to tell, but what makes us feel really good is reggae music. I can play reggae music to my grave.
He also took time to let everyone know that the band has no plans to change labels and that the new record will be released through the band’s label since 1991, Interscope Records. Adrian then discussed his feelings about the state of the music industry today compared to what it was with the band’s previous records. "On one level, it's scary to watch successful bands put out records and maybe they were less of a success than their past records, but it's also pretty awesome to watch any band put out a CD with all the different Internet accessibility."
No Doubt are planning to embark on a full tour next year. No dates have been announced besides a headlining slot at the Bamboozle Festival on May 3, 2009.
Report by David Lowe-Bianco.