Bruce Springsteen wins a Golden Globe

He's The Boss of awards
He's The Boss of awards

He's won an Oscar, Grammys, he's been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and last night Bruce Springsteen added another trophy to his mantle by winning a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for The Wrestler.

A haunting, piano-and-acoustic guitar-driven ballad, reminiscent of his work on The Ghost Of Tom Joad, The Wrestler is the end credit song to director Darren Aronofsky's searing film about a middle-aged wrestler desperate for once last chance at glory.

Actor Mickey Rourke, in a comeback performance that echoes the movie's storyline, also took home a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama. Accepting his award, Springsteen thanked Rourke for personally calling him and asking him to be involved in the low-budget film.

Axl Rose also gets a shout-out

Springsteen wasn't the only rocker to receive props for The Wrestler. Picking up his Best Actor trophy, Rourke gave thanks to Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose for allowing the use of the song Welcome To The ]ungle, which figures prominently in the movie.

Check out Bruce Springsteen's The Wrestler below.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.