No Doubt announces album delay

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US rock group No Doubt, led by vocalist Gwen Stefani, revealed that the release of it new album has been pushed back until 2012.

The band originally planned to release its first album in over ten years later this year but will now release it early next year, according to a statement from the band last week.

"Ideally our new record would be coming out this year but it's just not ready yet," No Doubt posted on its website. "We don't want to rush this album just to get it out. This collection of songs means everything to us and our only priority right now is to make sure that it's the best album we can possibly make. There is still more work for us to do."

No further details are yet available about the untitled album. In January, No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont announced via the band's Twitter page their work on ten new songs for the album and plans to release it by the year's end.

No Doubt released its last studio album, Rock Steady, in 2001 but returned in 2003 with The Singles 1992-2003, which was re-released last year.

No Doubt has won two Grammy Awards and sold 28 million records worldwide to date. The band embarked on a US tour throughout the summer of 2009.

Stefani has since recorded two solo LPs, selling more than 12 million records worldwide. Her single "Hollaback Girl" was the first US digital download to sell one million copies.