Gwen Stefani is desperate to improve her musical skill so she can be "free"
of having to write tunes with collaborators.
The 35-year-old blonde beauty is frustrated she's never mastered an
instrument, because she's convinced she'd be a prolific songwriter if she was
able to recreate what she hears in her head.
She says, "I would love to learn to play something so I don't have to rely
on someone to collaborate with.
"I've written songs on guitar, but I don't play guitar good enough to be
"If I could play every chord? I could write a million songs if I had
Stefani teamed up with Pharrell Williams, Dr Dre, ANDRE 3000, New Order
and Linda Perry on her debut solo album LOVE, ANGEL, MUSIC, BABY.