Black Eyed Peas "Bridging The Gaps" On New LP

Having wowed fans with their 1998 debut album "Behind The Front," hip-hop's Black Eyed Peas are planning deliver a follow-up late this spring.

The Los Angeles-based trio is putting the finishing touches "Bridging The Gaps" and hopes to have it in stores in the coming months. In addition to scoring help from Macy Gray, Wyclef, and De La Soul (see "Black Eyed Peas Cook Up Wyclef, Grohl, Kravitz For Next LP"), the group has also secured the serviced of Mos Def, Les Nubians, and Jurassic 5's Charlie Tuna for the album.

As we reported last year, the group also hoped to land rocker Lenny Kravitz and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl for the LP, but a spokesperson for Interscope Records said that those unions have yet to take place.

In addition to teaming with Macy Gray on the album, the trio plans to meet up with the singer on her European tour later this month.