Hot on the heels of the release of their highly anticipated album, Push And Shove, No Doubt covers the new issue of Billboard magazine.
Gwen Stefani may be the frontwoman of the band, but all the band members got a chance to share their thoughts on various topics in this interview. Push And Shove hits stores on September 25, bt until then check out some of what the band had to say below.
Gwen on the early days of No Doubt:
“It was just so fun… We would all play these shows in one night, then everyone would go back to the hotel and we would all be staying there. It really felt like a scene. But it wasn’t a scene, it was just whoever happened to be on the radio.”
Gwen on the band’s unique musical style:
“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.”
Tony on how their 2009 reunion tour inspired them to record again:
“We had writer’s block up until that point. When we did that 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.”
Gwen on the Push and Shove’s release date:
“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?”