No Doubt Announce New Album Won’t Be Out This Year

Despite taunting us with the fact that they wrote an apparent theme song for proms across the country and whetting our appetites with an in-studio pic of Major Lazer, No Doubt have dropped a real downer on their fans via their official site. “Ideally our new record would be coming out this year but it’s just not ready yet,” the band explained in a blog update. “We don’t want to rush this album just to get it out.”

Gwen Stefani & Co. added, “This collection of songs means everything to us and our only priority right now is to make sure that it’s the best album we can possibly make.”

Oh, and how perfect it would have been for the record to arrive at the end of this year, exactly one decade after the December 2001 release of No Doubt’s last studio album, Rock Steady. (The band also offered up a hits compilation called The Singles 1992–2003 two years after Rock Steady.)

“We love our fans and are doing this for your ears and want you to know how much we appreciate your patience and support,” the quartet said on their site.

Are you disappointed that the new No Doubt album won’t be out this year? Don’t speak — type your frustrations below!

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  • Friskyy Kaunang

    kinda sad. i was hoping this year release.

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  • ZakHo

    I’ve been in love with No Doubt since I discovered them in the early 90s. I wasn’t a big fan of them separating and Gwen going on her own, and now I know why, CAUSE THEY STILL HAD NOT DONE ALL THEY COULD!!!
    I say everyone put their patient pants on and relax. If they need more time to make the album GREAT, then as loyal fan, we should be willing to wait.
    Despite this, I wish they would just tease us with ONE single.

  • Jaimee

    jesus christ! I read the title and totally misunderstood it. I thought it meant they’re not putting out an albuma at all! I almost died a teary death. I’d rather them put out an album in the next 2-2348233482304 years rather than never put one out! However long it’ll take, I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait!