And I also hope he will take some more time to record the new album. Imho two weeks is too short. He did that on RDR (alright, because it's a simple Rock 'n' Roll album, but I didn't think it was good enough for DR.
And my guess for the release is late 2004. 2003 will be a European and maybe Oz/South America tour, then he's going to take a break, and get the band together again early 2004, record the whole thing and release it late 2004.