Gwen Stefani Had No Idea The Rest Of No Doubt Were Working With Davey Havok
Last week the biggest (and certainly strangest) piece of news we came across was that AFI’s Davey Havok is working with the members of No Doubt that aren’t Gwen Stefani. Not only that, but the as-yet unnamed group have already finished recording an album together and are in the process of finding a label – all under the guidance of Green Day’s manager, Pat Magnarella.
With Stefani opting to focus on her solo career (her new album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, is set to drop March 18), it seems her former bandmates Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young seemingly neglected to tell her that they were moving ahead with Havok – Stefani found out the news online, just like the rest of us.
In an appearance on US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, Stefani responded to Kimmel’s query about the news with, “I actually first heard about it on the internet.” She goes on to say that it will be a side project separate to No Doubt, because the guys “wanna be in a punk band”. We don’t blame them.
EDIT – 18/02/16: It appears Stefani did in fact know that her bandmates were collaborating with Havok – the singer’s responses on Jimmy Kimmel Live were likely a sly reference to the media falsely reporting that the AFI frontman had taken her place in No Doubt, when in fact the group will be collaborating on a separate punk project.
For what it’s worth you can still watch Gwen Stefani’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel below.