But fans will be disappointed as plans for a summer tour are ruled out...

Songs from U2‘s current studio sessions are likely to be included on a new Greatest Hits compilation, according to US reports.

As previously announced on NME.COM, the Irish group has ruled out plans for live shows this summer and has returned to the studio to work on new songs.

A spokesperson for the band’s US label Interscope told MTV news that a compilation album lifting material from their 1991 ‘Achtung Baby’ album to the present day was in the pipeline. It may also feature new material

The album could be released before the end of the year. Other songs recorded during the sessions could be held over for the follow-up to their ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ album.