No Doubt guitarist TOM DUMONT is thankful for his four year break from the band, because the hiatus allowed him to mature into a family man.
The Don't Speak hitmakers have each been working on solo projects since they announced their hiatus in 2003, and Dumont thinks the time they've spent away from one another will add to the chemistry of their next album, which they are looking to release in 2008.
He tells MTV, "This break has been good for everyone. We had been together as a band nonstop for so long that it was healthy for us to all stand on our own two feet, so to speak.
"In the past four years, I bought a house, got married and made a baby, so (I) pretty much grew up and returned to normal life outside of the rock stardom which dominated my 20s."