No Doubt members made use of L.A.M.B.'s fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to talk about the progress of their first album in almost a decade. Gwen Stefani, who strutted on the runway earlier that evening in her own design, said they are on a "snail pace" but the album will be worth it when it comes out next year.
Her bandmate Tony Kanal was more elaborate in describing project, telling Wall Street Journal, "It's great. We haven't wrapped it yet. We have about nine ideas and we're just moving along and it feels amazing. Honestly, we're having the best time of our lives." No Doubt took hiatus after the release of 2001's "Rock Steady" when each of them was preoccupied with solo projects.
The album which is "too early" to be given a title and release date, will be influenced by the '80s as well as Jamaican music like ska and reggae. As of the producer, Kanal said, "So far, we're just writing. So we've been doing it ourselves. Our producer is Spike Stent."
Kanal also talked to Billboard.com, revealing that there's a big tour coming after the album. "I think it'll be even bigger," Kanal said, "and when I say bigger I mean more shows and around the world."