Bono poses after receiving the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et des lettres) insignia on July 16, 2013 in Paris.
(Photo credit: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

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 that the album would be released next March."