Tool members Adam Jones and Danny Carey blame a lawsuit for the delay of their next album.
The band is being sued by a former associate who claims he never got credited when the band used his artwork for a project. Tool then got sued by an insurance company that they hired to help them deal with the first lawsuit.
The insurance company is suing over technicalities for the case.
Tool have since counter-sued the company and the case should be going to trial in January.
When it comes to music, Carey hopes to have the new album recorded by the end of the year. He said the band has enough ideas for a full length album and are close to finishing a new song that is about 10 minutes long.