Tabloid Hell: U2 and Spice Girls to team up?

Pride (In The Name Of) Zig-a-zig-ah?

If reports in today’s (October 1) papers are to be believed U2’s Bono has written a song for the Spice Girls.

Aside from penning lyrics for his do-gooding stadium rock band, his previous songwriting projects include contributions to Sinead O’Connor and, erm, The Corrs.

Apparently the chalk’n’cheese collabo came about due to the fact that label bosses are: “getting a bit jittery” about the release of the girls’ Greatest Hits album.

An ‘insider’ says: “It might seem unusual with the Spice Girls pop roots and the much more rockier work of Bono but it works.”

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: it’s going to sound like a Mel C album track, isn’t it?

Yes, totally, and not even ‘Never Be The Same Again’.

The ‘source’ continues: “There’s been a bit of unease as to how the album will perform, and if there’s still a solid Spice Girls fanbase out there.

“However, Bono’s involvement has lifted the whole camp, and he’s delighted to have been asked to add this experience.”

The title of the tune is being withheld, but we are told to “expect the unexpected”.

Bono and Geri Halliwell collaborating – who’d have thunk it?