It's been thirteen years since the last Alice In Chains album, but it looks like they think we've forgiven them: They're busily recording a new record. Someone vaguely connected to the band has said so on the internet:
"So, as 2008, winds down, band activity will be gearing up, and at some point in 2009 you'll finally hear what I've been raving about for the last several months."
Winds down? There's still three months of the year left - a whole quarter. Only a band who can extend a hiatus for a decade and a half would see October as being the end of the year.