[artist id="1003"]No Doubt[/artist] have added a little member to the band, as bassist Tony Kanal and his longtime girlfriend, Erin Lokitz, welcomed a new daughter on Monday. The baby, named Coco Reese Lakshmi Kanal, is the first child for both.
Kanal, 40, made the announcement via
href="http://www.nodoubt.com/blog/default.aspx?nid=33432" target="_blank">No Doubt's website
target="_blank">No Doubt's websitein a post titled "TONY + ERIN = COCO." The message reads, "Welcome to the world our gorgeous daughter — Coco Reese Lakshmi Kanal. She entered our lives on January 24, 2011. Mom, Dad and Baby are happy and in love."
Baby Coco joins the other No Doubt offspring — all of the other band members have children as well — including Gwen Stefani's two sons with husband Gavin Rossdale, Kingston and Zuma.
2011 should be a year for big news and arrivals for No Doubt. In September of last year, Kanal spoke with Billboard about the band recording again after nearly a decade since their last studio release, 2001's Rock Steady.
"I swear, we're having more fun than we've ever had writing a record before," Kanal told the magazine, adding, "I think [because] it's been a while, but also because we're older ... the fact that we're still doing it together after 24 years — you know, working on music — I think we really appreciate that."
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