Get, get, get, in line & ‘Settle Down!’
No Doubt – Gwen Stefani, Adrian Young, Tom Dumont and Tony Kanal – covers the ‘Billboard’ Fall Music Preview 2012 opening up about everything concerning their long-awaited return after an 11-year hiatus.
No Doubt will release their first album in 11-years, ‘Push And Shove’ on September 25th.
Here’s what No Doubt had to say:
Gwen on not creating mainstream music: “We’ve never fit into any format. Luckily we’ve been able to fit into both [pop and rock] a little bit, though not really consciously… We’ve just managed to nudge our way in.”
Gwen on the release date of ‘Push And Shove’ : “We would’ve loved for it to come out sooner.” “At the same time, we realized that the people that care about us, that have given us our lives, are out there waiting for us, so what does it matter if it’s a month here or a month there? As long as we make the record of our lives that we are so proud of. Otherwise, why put something out?”
Adrian on the band members and compromise: “We’ve learned really well how to compromise with each other for the sake of keeping the band together. There’s times where I’m not going to be happy with 100% of everything on the record, where we’ve learned how to let go of those little things and being so idealistic.”
Tony on the reason for the new record: “When we did [the 2009 reunion] tour, it was the waking of the dead. Not only did we get our confidence back, on top of that it gave us the feeling of not needing to rush. All these amazing people were still coming out to see us, so we thought, ‘Let’s make the best record we can make now.’ We wouldn’t have this record if we didn’t do that tour.”
Photo Credit: Billy Kidd For ‘Billboard.’