U2 Wins Golden Globe, Plays Surprise Benefit Set
January 13, 2014


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U2 and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took home the music trophies at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. U2's "Ordinary Love" from the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom received the award for Best Original Song, while Ebert was honored for Best Original Score for his work on the Robert Redford film All is Lost.

"This really is personal, very very personal," Bono said during the acceptance speech. "[Mandela] turned our life upside down, right side up. A man who refused to hate but he thought love would do a better job. We wrote a love song because its kind of what's extraordinary about the film. It's a dysfunctional love story."

U2 also celebrated Golden Globe weekend by playing a surprise three-song set at Sean Penn's third annual Help Haiti benefit on Saturday night. U2's set -- which was their first live performance in four years -- included "I Will Follow," "Desire," and "Vertigo," according to a Billboard report. Earlier in the evening, Bono and The Edge also performed with Haitian singer Anaelle Jean-Pierre.

In related news, U2 is rumored to be eyeing an April release date for their next album. Back in October, bassist Adam Clayton told Irish radio station 98 FM that the new material is "a very exciting bunch of songs right at the moment... I think it's a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years."




 
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