Last Friday he posted the following message on his official website, "I'm working on a lot of things, it's been a while, I apologize. I've had some really amazing things happen and some really terrible things in the last couple months. I'm definitely on a new page, and I have to start there. So, I'm going to make a record by myself, hopefully sometime this year. I've just started to work on these songs now, as well as new Gaslight Anthem songs for our next record.
"I've learned there's too much to be done and not a lot of time to do it in. Things can change overnight. So I'm going to do my best to get as much music out there as I can while I'm young enough and fortunate enough to have people listening.
"There's no termoil or anything with Gaslight, we're going to be writing too, but I'm sure we're gonna need a breather after this year of touring before we go in to make our next record. So since I can't sit still, I'm gonna make another record. It's what happens when you don't do drugs, you end up with a lot of down time. So I fill that time with songs now.