They found Dusty's hat! OK, that's true, but it's not the big newzz. Billy G is endorsing this new Pura Vida Tequila and doing some bottle signings. OK, that's not the big newzz. The big newzz is that Billy claimed at one of those signings that the band goes into the studio with Rick Rubin TOMORROW (ie January 31, 2011) to start tracking the new album.
Now, we have no way of knowing if this is true or another Texas Tall Tale, but it is an encouraging sign. No upcoming tour + Billy spending a lot of time in Texas + Rubin wanting to record in Texas are all good signs. They have from now until about April to crank something out, possibly do a few Texas warm-up shows, then on to Australia for a short tour.