When news broke that several members of No Doubt — bass player Tony Kanal, drummer Adrian Young and guitarist Tom Dumont — were forming a new band, many fans started to speculate that the group had replaced singer Gwen Stefani. However, it appears the group is not kicking Stefani out of No Doubt.
In an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday, Stefani said that No Doubt has not found a new lead singer for the band, but are instead embarking on a side project. She said they "want to be in a punk band." Host Jimmy Kimmel followed up by asking what would happen if she wanted to get back with her No Doubt band mates. "I would have to text Tony [Kanal] and ask him that," Stefani said.
You can watch the full interview below:
Last week, Billboard reported that the band had joined with AFI lead singer Davey Havok to form a yet-to-be-named band and have already made an album. The group is currently looking for a record deal and are being managed by Green Day manager Pat Magnarella.
No Doubt has been on two hiatuses in its history. The band separated from 2004 to 2008 while Stefani worked on her solo career, but they got back together for a tour in 2009. This later developed into the band making a new album 2012's "Push and Shove." In 2013, the band once again went on a hiatus, but they did perform live shows in 2015.
While the other members of No Doubt work on a new group, Stefani is once again busy with her solo career. She'll release her third studio album, "This Is What the Truth Feels Like," on March 1 8, which will be her first record since 2006's "The Sweet Escape."
You can watch the music video for Stefani's new single "Make Me Like You" below: