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Sat Dec 20 17:05:30 SAST 2014

No Doubt are back, Stefani abandons solo career

AFP Relaxnews | 12 September, 2012 13:53
(From L to R) Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont from the band No Doubt. File photo.
Image by: GUS RUELAS / REUTERS

In an exclusive interview, Gwen Stefani told The Sun that her band No Doubt never split up in spite of an 11-year hiatus between album releases.

The star also said she isn't keen on going solo again.

Stefani confides that going solo was not the best experience: "It's such a vulnerable situation to put yourself in. And 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."

Stefani released two solo albums – Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004) and The Sweet Escape (2006), produced respectively by Dr. Dre and The Neptunes  - during the 11-year period when all four No Doubt band members took time off from the studio to start families.

Stefani married Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and now has two children, while her ex-boyfriend and No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal started dating actress Erin Lokitz and had their first child in 2010.

The California rockers sold more than 45 million records globally and hope to repeat the feat with their next one, Push & Shove (Universal), which is set to hit stores on September 24. Its first single, Settle Down, was revealed to the general public a couple of weeks ago.

This winter, No Doubt is launching a world tour that will take the band to Europe, but no details about the tour have been announced yet.

Watch the video for the first single off Push & Shove, called Settle Down:

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