Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bruce Springsteen will contribute a new song to Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film, The Wrestler, according to Aronofsky, who is best known for such features as Pi, Requiem For A Dream, and The Fountain, posted about the song on his online blog and described it as "... a wonderful acoustic piece. It makes me choke up every time I hear it. He really captured the spirit of the film and Mickey's character in the piece."

The Wrestler is about the struggles of an aging professional wrestler on the independent circuit, and will run at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. The film will make its U.S. debut next month at the New York Film Festival.

I'm hearing the boss will make a cameo in Judd Apatow's upcoming comedy Funny People, co-starring Seth Rogan.

Don't forget, in 1993 Springsteen won the Academy Award for Best Song, for "Streets of Philadelphia" from the movie Philadelphia.
Bono says U2 is on such a writing streak that the band has decided to hold off on releasing its new album this year. According to, the set is now expected out in early 2009 so that the guys can keep plugging away at recording sessions in the south of France. Bono is feeling great about the new material, saying, "We've hit a rich songwriting vein and we don't want to stop."

The group has been working on songs for the follow-up to 2004's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb since the beginning of the year in Ireland, Morocco and France. Bono said, "This is our chance for us to defy gravity once again. We have what it takes, we have the songs, new rhythms and a guitar player who is not ready to re-enter earth's atmosphere until he's taken a slice of the moon."

Bono, who says he wants to make the next album U2's best release ever, added, "I thought a while back we might have the album wrapped by now, but why come up above ground now if there's more priceless stuff to be found?"

BS Alert here...
I'm not saying I don't believe Bono and Co. but when an album gets pushed back thats usually a sign that something is going wrong.

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