No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont and his wife Mieke are expecting their second child.
“Mieke and I are pregnant again, due in June,” Dumont confirmed in a post on the band’s forum on Saturday. The new baby will join big brother Ace, 21 months. Dumont also notes that he is “stoked” to turn 40 this week, which now makes him the “old man of the group.”
Also coming up for No Doubt this year: a new album, their first since 2003’s The Singles 1992-2003 compilation and first of fresh material since 2001’s Rock Steady.
“We’re eager to get together and make some great music this year,” writes Dumont. “It’s been awhile and absence makes the heart fonder, and we’re feeling very very fond of making some No Doubt stew for ourselves and for you too.”
During the bandâ€™s lengthy hiatus, singer Gwen Stefani released two solo albums; Dumont and bassist Tony Kanal produced music for other artists; and drummer Adrian Young toured with bands including The Vandals and Bow Wow Wow.