Tool Working On New Album

L.A. art-metal band Tool have written two songs for their long-delayed follow-up

to 1996's platinum-selling Ænima, according to their manager, Ted Gardner. The

band began working on new material after settling a 2-year-old lawsuit against its label

last year, and current plans call for the group to enter a studio within the next few months

to begin recording the still-untitled album. "Everything is done in pre-production with this

band," Gardner said. "They won't hit the studio until everything is arranged and ready.

Once they hit the studio, they'll go in for a month and record right through." Gardner also

said it was possible the band would hit the road for selected dates in the fall if the

album's recording is progressing as planned.