No Doubt's Gwen Stefani: 'I Never Want To Make Another Solo Album'

The California band are preparing to release "Push And Shove", their first album together in over ten years. During their time away, Stefani recorded a pair of solo albums with high-profile producers like Dr Dre and The Neptunes.

No Doubt's Gwen Stefani: 'I Never Want To Make Another Solo Album'
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No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani has insisted that she has no intention of making another solo record. The California band are preparing to release "Push And Shove", their first album together in over ten years. During their time away, Stefani recorded a pair of solo albums with high-profile producers like Dr Dre and The Neptunes. Recalling the experience, she told The Sun: "It was fun to experiment and work with outside writers but it was intimidating. Walking into a session with somebody you think is a genius, and they're sitting there going, 'I work with everyone - what have you got?' And you're, like, 'Not much. I don't even know how I wrote a song.' It's such a vulnerable situation to put yourself in". Continuing, Stefani explained that her solo phase is now out of her system, saying: "I never need to do that or want to do it again. I'm happy being in No Doubt. And it's nice to have a record where there's no fat on it." Despite their absence from the release schedules in recent years, Stefani insisted that No Doubt never officially separated. She explained: "We never split up. We never fell out of went anywhere. People think there was a big hiatus but we were still working on stuff together. If not together then seeing each other for kids' events and birthday parties". No Doubt release their sixth studio album "Push And Shove" on September 24. The album is being trailed by the single "Settle Down" - scroll down to watch the video.
Thanks to NME for the report.

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    Rimfrost
    Is fat the same as audible instruments? Looking forward to the new album, but i hope Push and Shove and Settle down are some of the atypical songs. I dont normally mind when bands change direction, but these new No Doubt songs seems kind of bland and perhaps a bit too radio friendly... :/
    travislausch
    If they did an album of songs like the title track to "Tragic Kingdom", I'd buy it twice. That was such a good song. Too bad I don't like most of the rest of their songs.
    dr718
    There's something uniquely pathetic about a guy in his 40's who still dyes his hair and shaves a mohawk out of it (Chuck Liddell-former UFC Champion-is excluded from this statement)
    dr718
    So said the fellow who took time to post a response to said complaint (which is more of an observation than a complaint as it doesn't matter to me if the guy actually cuts his hair not-I just find it humorous).
    james1210
    I have never been a fan of NO DOUBT but my wife was. When it was on it never bothered me, but this song is really awful!!!! Hope she does not hear this and likes it!
    BenAffleck
    We No Doubt fans (hell, none of us people in general) don't want you to make another solo album either.
    CoreysMonster
    Are you ****ing kidding me, this is supposed to be No Doubt? No more punk attitude, no more rock, they're going right back to the Rock Steady sound, but this time mixed with Stefani's crappy solo sound? Why do they even need Tom Dumont anymore? He hasn't been audible since Return of Saturn, aside from a couple of little guitar chords here and there.
    Phill-Rock
    I'm not liking the new material at all, but they'll still probably sell a lot of records through a mix of nostalgia and trying to sound like the rest of the charts so a new generation will like them. Shame, really.