NO DOUBT TO SPLIT?

Californian outfit hint that new album 'Return Of Saturn' may be their last...

No Doubt have hinted that they will split following the release of their fourth album ‘Return Of Saturn’, nme.com can reveal.

Speaking at a press conference to launch the album at the London Park Lane Hotel earlier this afternoon, bassist Tony Kanal told nme.com: “We’ve been going in this band for thirteen years now, it’s really hard to say how long we’ll keep going on for. Things change, priorities change in everyone’s lives. Adrian (Young, drums) just got married, you get to the age of thirty and you start thinking about families and stuff like that but as long as we have fun we’ll be making music and right now it still makes sense.”

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani added: “If you put so much energy into one thing, other things in your life will suffer, and some of my personal life might suffer sometimes. You realise that if you step back after thirteen years, the amount of commitment we’ve had to each other and to the band is just pretty unbelievable. None of us up to this point have had any children or been married.”

Adrian just did it, and it’s a big deal, it’s like suddenly you have another half. But I think we’re all looking forward, there’s so much we haven’t done yet as far as all that part. It looks like it is going to be fun!”

‘Return Of Saturn’ is the follow-up to the 15 million selling ‘Tragic Kingdom’, and is released through Polydor on April 10. It is preceded by a new single, ‘Ex-Girlfriend’ on March 13. The band are currently lining up a European club tour to coincide with the release.