AFI and No Doubt? No, this isn’t a random coupling for a tour, rather, it looks like it might be the latest supergroup formation. On Thursday (Feb. 11), Billboard released an article about the formation of a yet-to-be-named band which will feature members of No Doubt and AFI. AFI frontman Davey Havok and No Doubt members Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young have reportedly already recorded an album and are currently shopping it around to record labels. While they have no label or official band name, they’ve already enlisted Green Day’s manager, Pat Magnarella, to manage them.
The report comes a few days after No Doubt frontwoman, Gwen Stefani revealed that she would be releasing her third, solo full-length record, This is What the Truth Feels Like in the spring. The new album is scheduled to hit stores on March 18. While there is no official word on whether this might be the end of No Doubt, it sounds like the California band will be put on pause once again.
In an interview with Billboard back in 2015, Young mirrored the sentiments about the band’s status. “We’re in a little bit of limbo right now,” he said, “so we’ll see where that takes us.”
As for Havok, the AFI singer has been involved in many music projects over the last couple of years. In 2014, the singer and fellow AFI bandmate, Jade Puget, formed XTRMST. Then, in December of 2015, bassist Hunter Burgan teased that the band would be returning with a simple message that read: “I know that many of you want to know what’s up with AFI. I can’t tell you much at the moment, but we have plans for 2016. Circle that year on your calendars.” In addition to that, their seventh studio album, Decemberunderground, will officially turn ten this summer.