Love all of these news items about No Doubt being back in the studio 🙂
No Doubt entered the studio Monday (Jan. 3) to begin recording its first album in nearly 10 years, according to updates on the band’s official Twitter account.
“Holidays over. 2010 done. 10 new songs written. No Doubt’s 2011 New Year’s resolution: to record our new album… beginning today!” wrote guitarist Tom Dumont.
After some confusion on the band’s official message board about studio work that took place in 2010, Dumont took to the fan forum to explain further, saying: “We worked (in a little studio) most of last year writing songs. We ‘demo’ them as we write, which is like making rough draft recordings… Now, starting today, we’re back in a real studio really recording again.”
In his message board post, Dumont also revealed that there are “two new ND babies coming soon — mine and Tony’s — so there will be a little delay for that.” He added: “The goal is to write a couple songs more this year and of course finish recording all of them.”
Discussion of the long-awaited follow-up to 2001’s “Rock Steady” has surrounded Gwen Stefani and her bandmates since their successful reunion tour during summer 2009. Last September, bassist Tony Kanal told Billboard.com that he anticipates the band’s next tour will be “even bigger, and when I say ‘bigger’ I mean more shows and around the world.”
In regards to the album, which the So-Cal rockers were writing when Kanal spoke to Billboard.com, he said, “I swear, we’re having more fun than we’ve ever had writing a record before. I think [because] it’s been a while, but also because we’re older…the fact that we’re still doing it together after 24 years — you know, working on music — I think we really appreciate that.”
Most recently, No Doubt performed the Beatles’ “Hello, Goodbye” at the Kennedy Center Honors last month in celebration of Sir Paul McCartney
EDIT-Another mention from The Independent in the UK:
US rock group No Doubt, led by vocalist Gwen Stefani, is back in the studio to record the group’s first album in ten years.
On January 5, guitarist Tom Dumont announced the news on the band’s Twitter site: “Holidays over. 2010 done. 10 new songs written. No Doubt’s 2011 New Years resolution: to record our new album…beginning TODAY!”
An hour later, he added: “To clarify: last yr we were in studio mostly writing, just some recording. Starting 2day back in the studio, mostly recording…”
No Doubt released their last studio album, Rock Steady, in 2001 but returned in 2003 with The Singles 1992-2003, which was re-released last year. During their career, the band has won two Grammy Awards and sold 28 million records worldwide to date. The band embarked on a US tour throughout the summer of 2009. Stefani has since recorded two solo LPs, selling more than 12 million records worldwide. Her single “Hollaback Girl” was the first US digital download to sell one million copies.
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Watch No Doubt’s clip for “Don’t Speak”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Vdo5etCQ&feature