We transcribed most of the article! Read it below!
Ahh! Thanks Christal! A new No Doubt photo and interview are featured in the newest issue of Rolling Stone magazine (with Katy Perry on the cover)! We can now say that Entertainment Weekly was not the only magazine in the band’s Santa Monica recording studio a few weekends ago. No Doubt looks AMAZING and we cannot wait to see more new photos of them! It’s starting, No Doubters! We will have the interview and HQ scan available later!
We have transcribed the majority of the article so far from the photo! It’s amazing! No Doubt mention that they are two months away from completion of the album, and they give us more details on “One More Summer” (ska-pop!) and “Settle Down” (reggae!) If you post this article anywhere else, please give credit to BSO since it takes awhile to transcribe these articles and the rest of the article will be coming soon!
Gwen Stefani hates it when people point out that No Doubt haven’t released an album in 10 years. “A lot of stuff happened during that time period,” she says. “Marriage, babies and for me, two records and two clothing lines. So if you really worked out the math, you’d be like, ‘Wow, you guys are going fast.'”
Their sixth album, still untitled, is about two months from completion, but they give a visitor to producer Spike Stent’s sleek Santa Monica studio a taste: “Settle Down” is a party-ready reggae blast featuring Stefani’s toasting skills. “One More Summer” relates to the band’s ska-pop…
During No Doubt’s hiatus, Young drummed for Maroon 5 and Scott Weiland; bassist Tony Kanal focused on production work, including Pink’s smash single “Sober”; guitarist Tom Dumont did some producing of his own, including Matt Costa’s debut album. Stefani released two hit albums, Love.Angel.Music.Baby. and The Sweet Escape. “Those come from my girl side and theatrical side.” With No Doubt, Stefani says, she’s “heels off.”
No Doubt started working on this album in 2008, but Stefani was pregnant with Zuma, her second son with Gavin Rossdale, and was having trouble focusing on songwriting. She remembers her frame of mind: “I’m already creating something — I have nothing left.” Instead, the band hit the road in the summer of 2009. According to Pollstar, the tour sold 781,615 tickets and grossed $34 million of 57 shows. “We had so much…”
The band recovened in November 2009, writing fromaround 4 p.m. to midnight in Kanal’s studio (featuring a view of Hollywood that Dumont describes as “distractiongly gorgeous” — Kanal had to instal curtains). Working together again just felt right. “I had gone on my tortured journey of working with outside songwriters,” Stefani says. “I would throw up if someone made me do that again.”
“Writing with other people is a learning experience,” Kanal adds, “but when you come back, and you’re sitting in a room together, it feels like home.”
No Doubt obsessively polished each song, Kanal says. “We would say, ‘OK, the B section isn’t good enough, let’s re-write that,’ until we felt the song was great. After laboring through 2010, they had nine songs (“Ten if we write the chorus for that last one”, says Kanal), and have spent 2011 re-…