Tony Kanal Talks About No Doubt's New Album and Wanting His Baby Girl Coco to (Maybe) be a Scientist

Early this week we caught up with Tony Kanal to talk about Sublime's Bradley Nowell (watch out for OC Weekly's 15th death anniversary tribute to the late, great frontman tomorrow).

Kanal had all sorts of stories to tell, but these days, he's all about his four-month-old baby girl, Coco Reese Lakshmi Kanal. “Once you have a baby it's a whole different world,” he said. “It's the best thing that ever happened to me,” he gushed. “It's so amazing.”

He also talked about their upcoming album, which he says is “super exciting.”
As we all know, No Doubt is busy working on the new album right now. So when is that dropping? “We wrote all last year, and we've been
recording all this year,” Kanal said. “We took a break in February cause I had a baby,
Tom had his third son, and Adrian is having a baby next month!”

No Doubt, that's a
lot of new babies. “But we're
hoping it will be done by the end of the year, and we'll be on the road
shortly thereafter with all nine of our kids,” he said. Sounds like a riot? Kanal agrees: “We'll be celebrating 25
years together with all nine of our kids.”

So what's the likelihood that any of the No Doubt babies will form their own band when they get older? Kanal laughs out loud. “We'll see what happens.”

Then he adds, “I don't know if I want Coco to be a musician. I think I want her to be a scientist.”

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