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Now, bassist Tony Kanal has some good news for fans wondering if the band has bitten the dust for good.
In a new interview with WENN, he said the 90’s alt-rockers haven’t broken up, but are merely on an “indefinite hiatus”.
“I would say we will definitely play at some point, but there haven’t been any plans or anything,” he reveals.
Kanal and his No Doubt m8s Adrian Young and Tom Dumont have since formed supergroup DREAMCAR with AFI’s Davey Havok and are primed to release their debut LP on Friday, 12th May, and the bassist says Stefani “hasn’t heard the whole record yet” but added that he “[thinks] she’ll like it though”.
It comes after the frontwoman last year told Rolling Stone that she wasn’t sure what the future might hold for her old band.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with No Doubt,” she said at the time. “When Tony and I are connected creatively, it’s magic. But I think we’ve grown apart as far as what kind of music we want to make. I was really drained and burned out when we recorded the album (2012’s Push and Shove). And I had a lot of guilt: ‘I have to do it.’ That’s not the right setting to make music.
“There’s some really great writing on that record. But the production felt really conflicted. It was sad how we all waited that long to put something out and it didn’t get heard.”
Let’s hope, if a reunion does happen, it’ll be more Tragic Kingdom and less Hella Good (ironic as that may sound).