The members of Tool, are finally giving some info as to why we have been waiting since 2006 for new music. The members of Tool say legal issues are to blame for the extended gap between albums. The rockers tell "Rolling Stone" that for the past seven years, they've been dealing with a series of lawsuits and countersuits. It all started when a friend of guitarist Adam Jones demanded credit for artwork he claimed he gave the band. Tool's insurance company then sued the band "over technicalities" in the case, and Tool responded with a countersuit. The case is set to go to trial in January, but Jones says they've been here before. On numerous occasions they've spent time and money preparing for a trial only to see it delayed. Jones says the never-ending legal issues have had an impact on the band members' relationships with each other, and he adds that it's "hard to be creative when you have something awful nagging at you." Still, Tool has found time to work on new material for the follow-up to the band's 2006 effort "10,000 Days." Drummer Danny Carey says they hope to have "something really solid" recorded by the end of the year, but he admits he thought the same thing last year.