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11 years after releasing its last album, 2001's Rock Steady, No Doubt returns on Tuesday (September 25th) with Push And Shove. The California quartet first began work on the disc way back in 2008 but were not happy with their progress and decided to tour instead. Singer Gwen Stefani told MTV News, "When we first started writing, we couldn't write, and then we finally got inspired and we started writing songs but they were coming slowly, like one at a time . . . and after we wrote, like, three songs, we got so excited that we went in and recorded them, just to see where we were at. And then we kept re-recording them, until we got to a place where we felt 'This is it.' It was a lot of re-writing and a lot of re-recording; the songs just kept evolving."
The band's struggle to complete the record is what led them to name it after one of the songs on the disc, which summed up their experience. Stefani said, "The record had been such a journey, and so hard to actually finish, we really had to fight to get to the end . . . so (Push And Shove) kind of rose to the top (as a title); like 'Yeah, that's what this whole thing was.' It just seemed to sum it all up."
The first two singles from the record are "Settle Down" and "Looking Hot."
Stefani recorded and toured behind two solo efforts during No Doubt's decade-plus break between albums.
The only live dates announced so far by the group are a series of six shows at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, beginning on November 24th and ending on December 4th.