It was a big Golden Globes Awards weekend for U2 -- and for fans wanting news about what the group is up to.
Most importantly, the Irish quartet received the Golden Globe Award on Sunday (January 12) for Best Original Song for "Ordinary Love," its contribution to the "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" soundtrack.
Accepting the trophy, frontman Bono said the song and award "is personal, very very personal. This man turned our life upside down, right side up;" he also dubbed the film "kind of a dysfunctional love story." During the speech U2 also gave props to Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) who co-wrote and co-produced the song, Coldplay's Chris Martin -- a rival nominee -- for helping the band complete it and new manager Guy Oseray.
Later in the ceremony, co-host Amy Poehler sat on Bono's lap as a nominee for Best Actress in a Comedy, Musical or Special and pretended to make out with him when she was announced as the winner.
During a pre-show interview with E!, meanwhile, guitarist The Edge promised "something big" was coming up for U2 -- presumably the group's new album, which is expected to be announced during Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2 in New Jersey; U2 was spotted in Santa Monica, Calif., recently shooting a video for a new song which will reportedly be used as part of the ad announcing the project. U2 is expected to tour in support of the album; details are reportedly being hammered out.
On Saturday (January 11), U2 gave a surprise performance at Sean Penn`s third annual Help Haiti benefit at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, playing "I Will Follow," "Desire" and "Vertigo," while earlier in the evening Bono and the Edge performed with Haitian singer Anaelie Jean-Pierre. The party raised nearly $6 million for Haitian relief charities.