Gwen Stefani found out about No Doubt bandmates’ side-project online

Stefani's bandmates are teaming up with AFI's Davey Havok

Gwen Stefani has revealed that she first heard about her No Doubt bandmates forming a new group via the Internet.

No Doubt’s Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young recently announced that they are forming a band with AFI frontman Davey Havok, having signed a record deal and completed work on an album.

Stefani appeared on US TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night (February 17), telling the host: “I actually first heard about [the news] on the internet.”

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However, Stefani confirmed that the band is just “a side project” and that she hasn’t been replaced in No Doubt. “They want to be in a punk band. It’s not No Doubt,” she added. “All the guys from No Doubt are doing a new band, just to do new music.”

Asked whether she could rejoin her bandmates if she wanted to, she replied: “I’d have to text Tony [Kanal, bassist] and ask him that. There probably would be a vote.”

No Doubt reformed to play a series of live shows last year. The group’s most recent record ‘Push and Shove’ was released in 2012.

Gwen Stefani is preparing to release her new solo album ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like’. It comes 10 years after predecessor ‘The Sweet Escape’ in 2006.