Things continue to look up for a new U2 album next year. The Irish Independent asked Paul McGuinness if U2 will have a new album out in 2013, and McGuinness said fans can "certainly expect" one.
"2012 has been very busy. There's always activity, so certainly expect a new record."
The conversation probably took place on Thursday night when the band gathered in Dublin for its annual staff and friends Christmas party.
As always, you can keep track of all updates on our new U2 album page.