When Gwen Stefani got back together with No Doubt they all realized just how their lives had all changed.
The rock band from Anaheim went their separate ways 11 years ago, and their priorities have since shifted. All four of them are now married, and between the four of them, they have eight babies. So, music is taking a backseat to other priorities in their lives.
“That’s pretty complicated stuff when you start to really look at it,” 42-year-old lead singer and lyricist Stefani says. “You’re playing this role your whole life — the singer of No Doubt — totally committed to this in the greatest kind of way, and then all of a sudden, you’re saying, ‘Actually, you guys cannot be No. 1 anymore or else this is not going to work.’”
Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, and Tom Dumont have pulled it off with “Push and Shove,” which will include their signature mix of British New Wave, and ska punk.
“I think a lot of the record I’m writing about being overwhelmed by trying to do all these things at one time,” Stefani says. “You just never know when you become a mom what it’s really going to be like. It’s so different than you think.”