It’s great to see the media buzzing over ND’s return to the studio!!!
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Band start the new year by heading into the studio
No Doubt have entered the studio to work on their first new album since 2001’s ‘Rock Steady’.
Guitarist Tom Dumont took to Twitter to inform fans of the band’s plans, explaining that Gwen Stefani and co already had a slew of new songs written and ready to be laid down.
Writing yesterday (January 3) at Twitter.com/nodoubt he explained: “Holidays over. 2010 done. 10 new songs written. No Doubt’s 2011 New Year’s resolution: to record our new album… beginning today!”
Dumont later added: “To clarify: last year we were in studio mostly writing, just some recording. Starting today back in the studio, mostly recording.”
In September last year, No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal revealed that the band are planning a world tour to coincide with the release of their new album.
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No Doubt have kicked off 2011 by returning to the studio with the aim of recording their as-yet-untitled new album.
Guitarist Tom Dumont made the announcement yesterday on the band’s Twitter site. “Holidays over,” he wrote. “2010 done. 10 new songs written. No Doubt’s 2011 New Years resolution: to record our new album…beginning TODAY!”
An hour later, Dumont added: “To clarify: last yr we were in studio mostly writing, just some recording. Starting 2day back in the studio, mostly recording…”
The news left some fans confused so Dumont again clarified exactly what he meant in a message board post Jan. 3.
“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. At one point we did go into a ‘real’ studio last year in May I think to really record some of them for the final album versions. But we didn’t finish those songs completely in that session. After that we resumed in the writing studio and wrote more tunes during the rest of last year.
“No, starting today, we’re back in a real studio really recording again. Excitedly.”
Dumont added that with a baby on the way for both his family and bassist Tony Kanal’s, the timeline will be delayed somewhat, but the “goal is to write a couple songs more this year and of course finish recording all of them.”
No Doubt released their last studio album, ‘Rock Steady’ in 2001 but returned in 2003 with ‘The Singles 1992-2003,’ which was effectively re-released last year with new artwork as ‘Icon.’ The group returned to touring in 2009.
From The Culture of Me blog:
As of yesterday, No Doubt–one of our favorite bands ever and one of our favorite memories as a 15-year-old–confirmed that they’d entered the studio again to finalize songs that they had previously been demo-ing throughout last year, inevitably leading to more questions of “when”, “where” and “what” about a new record from the band, now entering their twenty-fourth year of existence. Gwen, Tom, Tony and Adrian are all back in the studio and all in good spirits, but as Tom divulged, there will be hiccups and pauses along the way.
He commented on the No Doubt boards, “…we’re back in a real studio really recording again. Excitedly! There are two new No Doubt babies coming soon, mine and Tony’s, so there will be a little delay for that. This process does take us awhile, it always has. Plus life is a little more complicated and busy than it was before we all had kids etc.”
So it’s only a matter of time before new No Doubt material surfaces, so let’s all hope it’s more akin to their first few efforts when they seemed to have been a well-oiled machine.
From Gibson Guitars:
It’s official. After years of talk and rumors of writing sessions, No Doubt have begun recording their new album. It will be the band’s first album in 10 years (their last was 2001’s Rock Steady).
Guitarist Tom Dumont shared the news on the band’s Twitter page, explaining that he, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young had already written a batch of songs. On Monday, he wrote: “Holidays over. 2010 done. 10 new songs written. No Doubt’s 2011 New Year’s resolution: to record our new album… beginning today!”
In a later post, he explained that the band had been in the studio last year, but they spent most of their time writing. “To clarify: last year we were in studio mostly writing, just some recording. Starting today back in the studio, mostly recording,” he wrote.
After Stefani’s two solo albums in the mid-’00s, No Doubt reunited in 2008 and began touring in 2009. Most recently, they paid tribute to Paul McCartney during the Kennedy Center Honors and performed a medley of “Hello Goodbye” and “Penny Lane.”