February 28th, 2002

achtung baby

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i dont think its some kind of record, but

has anyone won grammies in the same night with different songs?

thats pretty damn cool....

soooo, overall 4 songs nominated in the last two years, all at least winning something..


#2 does larry ever talk? or does he not like to at award shows?
basset hound and cat

Four Grammys!! Yay!

Four Grammys! That's cool! Seeing Train win over U2 was disappointing though. Drops of Jupiter doesn't even come close to any U2 song!!

Oh! I just turn the channel to Vh1 as they were interviewing U2 backstage. I forgot exactly what the reporter asked Larry (forgive me, I'm a little tired and incoherant from all the excitment!) All I remember is Larry's continuous smile while Bono, Edge and Adam were talking. Does anyone know exactly what was said? All I remember is that he made me laugh so hard!

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achtung baby

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u2 legends is on now...

i really wish i could go back and see the zoo tv tour live...i was just too young to understand everything that was being thrown at me...

"it was a spectacte of tastelessness and excess, but funny..."

And the awards have arrived!

Well, I'm rather pleased with our lads' accomplishments...

Record of the Year: "Walk On," U2.

Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal: "Elevation, U2"

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of," U2.

Rock Album: "All That You Can't Leave Behind," U2.

Congratu-ma-lations to them!! :)
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Excerpt from Robert Hilburn's article in the LA Times.

Thursday, February 28, 2002

It's Time to Nominate a New System
The Grammy voting process may have split support for critically acclaimed albums, giving 'O Brother' the edge.

"O Brother"? Oh my goodness.

It's easy to feel good when the character and passion of American country and roots music are celebrated with five Grammys, especially when commercial country music has relegated this vintage sound to the outhouse.

But "O Brother" wasn't the most distinguished album of the year. It wasn't even one of the three most compelling nominees in that category.

By most measures, Bob Dylan's "Love and Theft," U2's "All That You Can't Leave Behind" and OutKast's "Stankonia" were more substantial works.

So how did "O Brother" beat three far more acclaimed albums?

The only way the (ATYCLB) wouldn't win, pundits said, was if Dylan drew enough votes away from U2 for a longshot, such as "O Brother", to sneak in. And that is just what happened, one suspects.

Looking over previous Grammy contests, it's easy to see where strong albums may have drawn enough votes from each other to let a compromise choice win. In 1985, two of the great albums of the decade, Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and Prince's "Purple Rain", went head to head in the best album category, allowing Lionel Richie's far less memorable "Can't Slow Down" to get more votes.

Three years later, U2's deserving "The Joshua Tree" might have benefited from a voter split between two other commercial blockbusters, Prince's "Sign 'O' the Times" and Michael Jackson's "Bad."

And didn't Celine Dion's shallow "Falling Into You" win best album in 1997 only because progressive forces Beck, the Fugees and Smashing Pumpkins canceled out one another?

It may be that all of these albums would have won under any circumstances, but the chance of the voters' will being subverted leaves too much of a doubt over the voting system for it not to be addressed.

U2 and India Arie backstage?


So what was going on backstage when Best Record was announced? Bono and the Edge didn't get right out on stage because India Arie was either devastated or congratulatory. It was an interesting scene that the camera was on just as U2's name was announced.
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U2 Unchained!

Starring Steve Reeves as Hercules . . . er, wait, sorry.

Anyway, I had, a one point, been in possession of a MP3 copy of Unchained Melody/One performed by U2 and Pearl Jam. I ask you, my humble U2 freaks, if any of you know what the circumstances were behind that get-together. Was is some kind of concert of fund-raising banquet, or was it actually on a album somewhere? I have also heard of just U2 playing Unchained Melody, but all the MP3s I had gotten of it were lower quality, and I would much rather have it on (a real) CD, if possible.

(Just want the boys to get paid.)

Does anyone have any information about this? Thanks in advance. :-)

Last Night

Four Grammys is fabulous. Don't get me wrong. But one thing...

I'm not going to go into lengths about that whole 'O Brother' thing. I see many people already have. This isn't the first time though. Achtung Baby was snubbed, and more recently, my other favorite band, Radiohead, got their masterpiece 'Kid A' robbed of best album (Steely Dan? Seriously people.). I was speechless last night watching it. It left me thinking 'O Judges, Where Art Thou', so I could track them down and punch them in the head.

But I did think that was wicked funny when Ray Romano gave the Edge the $450 Spa Resort gift certificate! That was so funny!
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They were on a roll

U2 Rule Gibson Guitar Awards
February 28, 2002

The veteran rockers of U2 warmed up for the Grammys Tuesday by winning three trophies at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards.

The group beat out Linkin Park, Blink-182, Weezer, Nickelback and five others to nab Best Guitar Band. Guitarist the Edge defeated R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Lenny Kravitz and others in the Best Rock Guitarist category. And bassist Adam Clayton blanked System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian, Radiohead's Colin Greenwood and Dave Matthews Band's Stefan Lessard for the Best Bassist award.

In other categories, Pete Yorn edged out Michelle Branch, John Mayer and surprise nominee Madonna to win the Les Paul Horizon award (a.k.a. Most Promising Up and Coming Guitarist award), Dave Matthews won Best Acoustic Guitarist (Male), India.Arie took Best Acoustic Guitarist (Female), Brad Paisley took Best Country Guitarist (Male), Gillian Welch won Best Country Guitarist (Female), Keb' Mo' won Best Blues Guitarist and Acoustic Alchemy won Best Jazz Guitarist.

Nominees and winners for the Orville H. Gibson Awards are voted upon by members of the music media. -- Jon Wiederhorn (MTV.com)

songbird Larry?

So since we've basically established that our drummer boy is mute.... has he ever sung anything? Looking at this picture below, he has (or at least spoken during a concert).. so does anyone have an MP3 of him singing? I think it would be quite amusing...

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