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U2 are in the running for three prestigious prizes at this year's Q Awards in London, at the end of this month.

U2 have been nominated for best album, best live act and best act in the world - and Welsh band Stereophonics, who are supporting U2 on many of their Elevation 2001 live dates are up against U2 in each category.

Both acts compete with REM, Radiohead, Travis and Manic Street Preachers for the title of best act in the world. Travis won that award last year, while the Manics won it the year before.

Longtime U2 producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois are also nominated for their work on All That You Can't Leave Behind.

Q, the leading UK rock magazine, makes its awards on October 29th.

Nominations in full :

Best single:

Ash - Burn Baby Burn
Stereophonics - Have A Nice Day
Feeder - Buck Rodgers
New Order - Crystal
Weezer - Hash Pipe
Charlatans - Love Is The Key

Best album:

PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From The Sea
Radiohead - Amnesiac
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Travis - The Invisible Band
Muse - Origins of Symmetry
Stereophonics - JEEP

Best new act: (Supported by BBC Radio 1):

Starsailor
Turin Breaks
Strokes
Goldfrapp
Tom McRae
Dido

Best live act:

Manic Street Preachers
Madonna
Coldplay
Stereophonics
U2
Muse

Best act in the world today:

U2
REM
Stereophonics
Radiohead
Travis
Manic Street Preachers

Best producer:

Nigel Godrich - Radiohead (Amnesiac) and Travis (The Invisible Band)
Chris Shaw - Supper Furry Animals (Rings Around The World)
Eno/Lanois - U2 (All That You Can't Leave Behind)
John Leckie - Muse (Origin of Symmetry)
Pat McCarthy - REM (Reveal)
Dan The Automator - Gorillaz (Gorillaz)

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