Gwen Stefani, leader of the classic band No Doubt, first found about her band members’ new side project with AFI’s Davey Havok on the internet. Stefani was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Wednesday, where she was asked about Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young’s new venture with Havok.
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“I actually first heard about [the new project] on the internet,” Stefani says. She goes on to confirm the band is in fact a side project and that she hasn’t been replaced or anything. “They want to be in a punk band. It's not No Doubt. All the guys from No Doubt are doing a new band, just to do new music,” she says.
The Havok-plus-No-Doubt-minus-Stefani side project apparently already have a record deal and a record completed.
Stefani added that if she wanted to rejoin her bandmates, she would “have to text Tony [Kanal] and ask him that. There probably would be a vote.”
After forming in 1986, No Doubt reconvened after some dormancy last year to play a string of shows. The band’s latest album, Push And Shove, was released in 2012. Stefani is gearing up to drop her solo follow-up to 2006’s The Sweet Escape, titled This Is What The Truth Feels Like.