Gwen Stefani and Co. recently announced No Doubt's first album in 11 (!) years will arrive September 25. Fans rejoiced, but wondered what exactly the band was doing in the studio since recording began in May 2010. But the quartet have been keeping us updated via photos posted on their Twitter. We compiled a few to get a picture of just what was taking so long. The answer: snacking!

1. Gwen Stefani, Eating Macarons Instead of Recording

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Gwen Stefani and Co. recently announced No Doubt's long awaited follow-up to 2001's Rock Steady — the band's first album in 11 years! — will be released on September 25. Fans rejoiced, but wondered what exactly the band was doing in the studio since recording began in May 2010. In truth, the quartet haven't been keeping anything from us; they've kept everyone constantly updated via photos posted on their Twitter. We compiled just a few of the 100-plus images they've unleashed since this past January to get a picture of just what was going on in the studio. The answer: snacking. And posing for photos. See for yourself!

2. Gwen Stefani, Eating Macarons Instead of Recording

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Gwen Stefani and Co. recently announced No Doubt's long awaited follow-up to 2001's Rock Steady — the band's first album in 11 years! — will be released on September 25. Fans rejoiced, but wondered what exactly the band was doing in the studio since recording began in May 2010. In truth, the quartet haven't been keeping anything from us; they've kept everyone constantly updated via photos posted on their Twitter. We compiled just a few of the 100-plus images they've unleashed since this past January to get a picture of just what was going on in the studio. The answer: snacking. And posing for photos. See for yourself!

3. Gwen Stefani, Taking Profile Pics Instead of Recording, Episode I

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4. Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont, Hanging Out Instead of Recording (But Maybe They're Practicing)

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5. No Doubt, Getting Fancy Instead of Recording

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6. Adrian Young, Getting a Haircut Instead of Recording

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7. Gwen Stefani, Posing For a Photoshoot Instead of Recording

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8. Tony Kanal, Posing For a Photoshoot Instead of Recording

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9. Gabrial McNair and Stephen Bradley, Finally Recording

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10. Gwen Stefani, Finally Recording (Almost)

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11. No Doubt, Taking Group Photos Instead of Recording

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12. Gwen Stefani, Taking Profile Pics Instead of Recording, Episode II

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13. Tom Dumont and Adrian Young, Finally Recording (Questionably In Something Called "The Pinball Lounge," However)

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14. No Doubt, Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Their First Gig Together Instead of Recording

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15. Tom Dumont with Producer Anthony Gorry, Finally Recording

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16. Adrian Young, Finally Recording

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17. Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal, Taking Buddy Pics Instead of Recording

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18. Gwen Stefani, Taking Profile Pics Instead of Recording, Episode III

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19. Tom Dumont, Finally Recording

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20. Tom Dumont and Tony Kanal, Skiing During Sundance Instead of Recording

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21. 8th Grade Gwen Stefani with Brother Eric, Hanging Out Instead of Recording (Yes, They Posted a Vintage Pic)

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22. Gwen Stefani, Finally Recording

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23. Gwen Stefani, Inviting Siblings and Friends to the Studio Instead of Recording

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24. Tom Dumont, Creating New Sounds for Album on iPad, Finally Recording

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25. No Doubt, Posing With Producers Instead of Recording

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26. Gwen Stefani, Finally Recording

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27. Tony Kanal, Finally Recording

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28. Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont, Posing for Buddy Pics Instead of Recording

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29. Gabrial McNair, Playing a Melodica, Finally Recording

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30. Lonely Guitars, Laying Unused Instead of Recording

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31. Gwen Stefani's Eyeball, Creeping on Everyone Else Recording Instead of Recording

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