In an exclusive interview, Gwen Stefani told The Sun that her band No Doubt never split up in spite of an 11-year hiatus between album releases, and that she isn't keen on going solo again.
She confides that going solo was not the best experience: "It's such a vulnerable situation to put yourself in. And I never need to do that or want to do it again. I'm happy being in No Doubt. And it's nice to have a record where there's no fat on it."
Gwen Stefani released two solo albums -- Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004) and The Sweet Escape (2006), produced respectively by Dr. Dre and The Neptunes -- during the 11-year period when all four No Doubt band members took time off from the studio to start families.
The California rockers sold more than 45 million records globally and hope to repeat the feat with their next one, Push & Shove (Universal), which is set to hit stores on September 24. Its first single, "Settle Down," was revealed to the general public a couple of weeks ago.
This winter, No Doubt is launching a world tour that will take the band to Europe, but no details about the tour have been announced yet.
No Doubt's website: www.nodoubt.com