U2 fan sites around the world are abuzz right now with news about when their new album will be released -- and the prospects for this year don't seem at all good.

AtU2.com has reports from two European sites that seem to indicate that we won't see a new album until next year. An Italian fan site quotes an unnamed source at Universal Music Italy saying that the new album will "definitely not come out this year," and a French site "has Bono telling people around Eze, France, that the album would be released next March."