Jared Leto, U2 and Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are all up for Oscar gold this year at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
U2 have two Golden Globes, but have yet to win an Academy Award.
“We’re still working some things out,” Bono said of the group’s thirteenth studio album, which he said was being prepped for a June release date.
The Irish band won for their song “Ordinary Love,” their first song in three years, from the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Among other things, Springsteen and U2 are releasing new albums, and we’re hoping Bob Seger might as well.
Why 80′s Christmas Songs? It seems like the 80′s were the golden era of rock Christmas songs, so we figure, ‘why not?’ We love them, you love them, everyone loves them!’
The album’s lyrics are said to focus on the “collision between hard-earned wisdom and youthful hunger.”
While the previous version of the song, featured on the soundtrack to the Mandela biopic, Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, was produced by Danger Mouse, this new one was helmed by Adele collaborator, Paul Epworth.
U2 won a Golden Globe ten years ago for “The Hands That Built America” from Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”