No Doubt is set to release their comeback album ‘Push and Shove’ on September 18th and the band members recently sat down with MTV News for a brief chat about the upcoming LP and what influenced it.
Bassist Tony Kanal said, “We just make music that we love and we want to play. We get inspired by something, and we kind of go with it. We’ve always been huge fans of ska and reggae music, and when we were making the ‘Rock Steady’ record, we were super into dancehall — we still are.”
“On the Return of Saturn tour, before we made ‘Rock Steady,’ we were having dancehall parties every night, and I feel that really fueled and fed into making ‘Rock Steady,’ so much that we actually went to Jamaica and recorded with incredible Jamaican producers down there,” he explained. “I think if something inspires us, we go with it, we know when it’s working and we just kind of run with it. It seems to work for us.”
“We don’t know what we’re doing,” Stefani added while laughing. “Everything’s basically a series of accidents and mistakes.”
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