U2 have, as you'll have heard, shoved the album planned for this year back to the other side of Christmas.
The Edge explains:
"We're still writing and we're trying to take it to the next level," said The Edge. "Its taking a while, but I'm told there's no short cut to greatness!"
By spending a little longer writing the album, it means U2 can be certain their record will be a 2009 album, which is a whole level higher than being a 2008 album.