In a new interview with Rolling Stone promoting the release of “Kill For Candy”, Tony spoke about the future of No Doubt and how different DREAMCAR is from anything that they’ve worked on in the past.
When asked the obvious question, Tony made it abundantly clear that DREAMCAR is a completely new and separate project from No Doubt. He emphasizes that nothing compares to No Doubt and there were never intentions to “reboot” the band and nothing will change within the four core members. “…No Doubt is four people, and that could never be recreated or replicated. This is a completely different project, and we would never, ever characterize it as anything to do with No Doubt.”
Tony confirms that the band is continuing it’s hiatus with everyone working on their own agendas at the moment. “No Doubt will always be there.”
What does the future hold for No Doubt?
I think it’s the kind of situation where you go through different phases. Right now Gwen’s focusing on her solo stuff, and we’re focusing on Dreamcar. No Doubt will always be there; we’ve experienced things together that no one else will ever experience with us. It’s a family that will always be there, and the music we’ve created will always be there. We’re just going through a period where everybody’s kind of doing their thing.
In another candid interview with Rolling Stone last June, Gwen also opened up No Doubt saying that she felt that the group had started to grow apart musically which led to struggles while writing Push and Shove.
You worked so hard on the last No Doubt record, and it didn’t connect. Is that band over?
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with No Doubt. When Tony [Kanal] and I are connected creatively, it’s magic. But I think we’ve grown apart as far as what kind of music we want to make. I was really drained and burned out when we recorded that album [2012’s Push and Shove]. And I had a lot of guilt: “I have to do it.” That’s not the right setting to make music. There’s some really great writing on that record. But the production felt really conflicted. It was sad how we all waited that long to put something out and it didn’t get heard.”
Adrian was also asked about the status of No Doubt in a recent interview with Do The Bay saying that the band “will always exist” and that they are just “inactive at the moment.”
While there no obvious projects in the works for No Doubt at the moment, we’re confident and excited for many new things coming in the near future with DREAMCAR’s upcoming album and possibly new music from Gwen (which she alluded to in a recent interview with InStyle). We’re hoping No Doubt regroups sooner rather than later since their undeniable chemistry and craftsmanship with each other is what we fell in love with in the first place. We’re extremely grateful and excited for all of the new music on the horizon!