Though I am not the band
, Clive recently confrimed to me that work is in progress. He and Mick have been playing aroud with some ideas. The plan is to have around 7 tracks for The Tinder Box. The way the band are working means they need about 40 strong ideas, sections, riffs, choruses, etc... According to Clive they are approaching that number.
As far as I understood, John Mitchell has not been involved yet, but will be in the near future.
This is as far a my knowlegde goes, but maybe Clive, Mick or John can inform us on any details. It would be great to see the album getting shape in the coming year on this forum.