Blonde beauty Gwen Stefani has broken away from No Doubt to work on her first solo album.

The DON'T SPEAK star has worked with a diverse collection of music greats including Dr Dre, The Neptunes and New Order on the new record, which she describes as an "art project".

She explains, "To do a solo record means trying to pour my heart out, which I feel like I already do in No Doubt. I wanted to work with a ton of people."

"At first, it was kind of intimidating, I didn't feel I could shine. But by the end, it felt like we were in a band together!"

The album is due for release on 23 November (04).

09/09/2004 21:07