Tool fans rejoice, reports of a new record are totally true!

The news first broke that Tool had returned to the studio when the video above, shot by Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee, surfaced. Now, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has spoken up.  He posted this statement on Tool's Facebook page:

"I've been making regular trips to LA to check on the writing progress of my Tool brethren. Things are progressing nicely. Slowly, but definitely progressing. Nothing is recorded yet, but the guys are confident that the pieces are coming together swimmingly and will be ready for me to begin writing melodies and content 'soon'. I'm as anxious to get this album completed as everyone else. But as history will show, you can't rush these gents. Patience is Gold in this Sound Mine. In the meantime, as always, other things are simultaneously occurring. Life is too short not to create something with every breath we draw."

Maynard also promised on the Tool website that future news would come from the band, not from chance videos posted by others!