In a new interview with Yahoo! Music, Adam Jones says the band has now put a very lengthy lawsuit behind them and hope to have their new album out by the end of the year. He said the band has one song done and 10 more in various states of completion.

For years, Tool have been involved in a lengthy lawsuit brought about by their own insurers that was stifling the band financially and creatively. However, after eight years and millions of dollars in legal fees, a new judge assigned to the case took the reins and pushed it towards a resolution and ultimately a settlement that sided in favor of Tool.

‘We moved over to a North L.A. courthouse and we had a brand-new judge, who was fantastic,’ Jones told Yahoo!

‘You know what his name was? Randy Rhodes! I knew the power of metal, and my appreciation of metal was someday going to be like a guardian angel.’

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