No Doubt Ready To Record "Tragic Kingdom" Follow-Up

No Doubt has finished writing material for the anticipated follow-up to "Tragic Kingdom," and hopes to hook up with producer Michael Beinhorn sometime this month in New York to begin working on the album. Beinhorn's recent body of work, which includes Marilyn Manson's "Mechanical Animals" and Hole's "Celebrity Skin," helped to land the producer the job.

When we spoke to No Doubt back in September (when they'd already written between 20 and 25 songs for the upcoming record) singer Gwen Stefani told us that they were listening to and being influenced by the Cure, so it will be interesting to see if those strains appear in the upcoming recording.

Interscope said that they hope to have the record ready for a mid-1999 release.