U2 are nominated for three Grammy awards this year, all for “Vertigo” (naturally) — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group (with Vocal); Best Rock Song (songwriter’s award); and Best Short Form Music Video. The band opted to straddle the eligibility period again, so How To Dismantle… and its other tracks will not come up for consideration until next year’s awards.
U2log.com finds itself in a crisis of faith in this year’s awards, as our staff also strongly endorses several of the bands up against U2 for Best Rock Performance by a Group (namely The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, and Green Day). A long dark night of the soul approaches. (Hey, Bono asked for competition, and he’s clearly getting it…)