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I haven't heard anything about it really. I remember after the tour was over last April reading something about said by Adrian Smith. He said something about taking an extended vacation and perhaps getting back to the studio in 2010. I imagine its going to be awhile.
Stuff I use:

Schecter C-1 Classic
Ibanez RG350DX
Peavey 5150 (Signature)
Marshall 1960AV