No Doubt released their first new album in 11 years this week--but in other news, could it be that they also have a new member as well? Looks like if it were up to lead singer Gwen Stefani's 4-year-old, Zuma, that would be the case! Stefani revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday that her younger son has been jamming with his mom's band frequently.
"Zuma's the one who's showing more interest in the guitar," Stefani explained to DeGeneres. "Since he was tiny, he's always played guitar--well, he doesn't really play guitar, but he thinks he does."
As proof, the show's audience was treated to an adorable clip of No Doubt soundchecking, with a headphone-wearing Zuma accompanying on his chosen instrument. "Oh my God," exclaimed a delighted DeGeneres. "That's hilarious!"
Stefani related that part of the reason No Doubt has taken so long between albums is the fact that all the band members are now parents...thus making time to get together a wee bit harder than in the old days. The mom of two--older son Kingston is 6--noted her own struggles with Zuma alone: "It was challenging--we'd get together like three times a week, and I tried all versions--like 'oh today I'm gonna bring him with me,' and that didn't work. So then I was like 'Today I'm not gonna see him, I'm gonna work all day, and then I'll be with him tomorrow.' It was just chaos, so that's one of the reasons it took as long as it did."
No Doubt introduced their new album, Push And Shove, with the lead-off single "Settle Down" in mid-July. Their last studio album was 2001's Rock Steady.