January 20, 2010 11:07

U2's Bono and Jay-Z record Haiti earthquake song

Singer and rapper combine for new material

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U2 frontman Bono and Jay-Z, along with producer Swizz Beatz, have written and recorded a new song to benefit the victims of the recent Haiti earthquake.

Bono's bandmate, guitarist The Edge, revealed details of the collaboration on Irish radio station RTE 2FM.

Details of the song's release, title or live debut have not been revealed.

The Edge said that the trio explained: "Bono got a call from a producer, Swizz. He and Jay-Z wanted to do something for Haiti. So Bono came up with the phrase on the phone and last night we were here, we wrote a song, finished, recorded, and sent it back to them. So, that might be the next thing you hear from us."

Bono is set to be part of the 'Hope For Haiti' telethon, organised by actor George Clooney and set to take place in various locations on Friday (January 22).

The telethon will be broadcast in the UK from 1am (GMT) on Saturday morning.

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