No Doubt Enlist AFI Singer Davey Havok as Gwen Stefani's Replacement
As singer Gwen Stefani continues to unroll her new solo album, the remaining members of No Doubt have proceeded in her wake, enlisting AFI's singer Davey Havok as her replacement.
The newly formed supergroup, which does not yet have a name, features No Doubt members Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young. According to Billboard, the four-piece band has already recorded an album together.
The new band is reportedly operating under the same management as Green Day and are currently in the market for a label to house their debut record, which as a result, should tentatively be due out later this year.
Considering Havok's hardcore and emo history, especially taking into consideration his recent involvement as part of electronic music duo Blaqk Audio and hardcore straight-edge band XTRMST, the blend between himself and No Doubt's old-school ska, punk and reggae influences should make for an interesting combination.
Havok's main band, AFI, released their most recent studio album titled Burials in 2013, their ninth overall release.
No Doubt’s original line-up, which includes Gwen Stefani, reunited last year to tour in support of their latest 2012 album Push and Shove, which was released shortly before the band's recent two-year absence, their second career hiatus, the first of which took place between 2004 and 2008.
Stefani will not lose out in this deal however, with her brand new studio album This Is What The Truth Feels Live due out later this year. The new album is the singer's first solo record since her 2006 release The Sweet Escape. She has released three songs from the new album to date, including the singles "Baby Don't Lie" and "Spark The Fire," as well as more recently, "Make Me Like You."