GIRLS ALOUD have discussed becoming a four-piece and recording a new album this year WITHOUT bandmate NADINE COYLE.
A source close to the band confirmed the bombshell news and said: “They’re tired of her mucking them around.”
Bandmates CHERYL TWEEDY, SARAH HARDING, NICOLA ROBERTS and KIMBERLEY WALSH had been planning to go into the studio with Nadine in November to record their new songs.
But last week in an eXSclusive interview Nadine, who now lives in Los Angeles, told me she would definitely NOT work on Girls Aloud material this year.
The Irish star added there had been no discussions between her and the band’s management about any specific plans for the future.
That was news to her bandmates who reacted angrily because they remain committed to the band and are still expecting to enter the studio this year.
My insider explained: “The girls always had the end of 2010 booked in to record their next album and all of them, other than Nadine, still want to go ahead.
“If Nadine refuses they could simply go ahead as the four of them. It’s not ideal and they would rather find a way to make it work – but she doesn’t seem interested in that.
“Nadine hasn’t been in any contact with the girls. But the other four are still best of friends and have been rallying around Cheryl during this tough time.
“That’s very telling and it could be a sign of things to come. The band could survive without her.
“Some fans might be disappointed but they’d rather Girls Aloud continue with four members than not go on at all.”
When the girls announced they were taking a break last year, they stressed they would release a new album in 2010 after signing an extra three-album deal with their record company Fascination/Polydor.
A statement from the band said: “We will definitely all be going into the studio next year to record – and there will definitely be a new GA album in 2010.”
But those plans are currently in chaos as Nadine focuses on launching her solo career.
The source said: “Nadine is essentially mucking the other girls around.
“They are ready and waiting. But it’s become clear to us her heart doesn’t seem to be in the band.”
Source: News of the World