Bono-Lopez Duet to Be Charity Single

It seems that Bono and Ali were in Aspen for reasons other than rest and relaxation (see Holidaying Hewsons). They were in the famous skiing village to attend a 50th birthday party for friend Jimmy Iovine at the Aspen Mountain Club. At the party, Bono reportedly shared that Oprah Winfrey has donated a six-figure amount to DATA and confirmed that he recorded a duet with Jennifer Lopez. He said that it will be a charity single to be released this summer. (Source: NY Daily News)

98 thoughts on “Bono-Lopez Duet to Be Charity Single

  1. It’s a F-ing charity single. He did the same thing a few years ago w/ the likes of Fred Durst, Christina Aguliera, and others. He described it as “going into the malls” to get the message out. It’s really not that bad.

  2. It’s a F-ing charity single. He did the same thing a few years ago w/ the likes of Fred Durst, Christina Aguliera, and others. He described it as “going into the malls” to get the message out. It’s really not that bad.

  3. YAY Bono! U2 put the bullet in the notion of u2-purism like 15 years ago. Good for Bono.

  4. YAY Bono! U2 put the bullet in the notion of u2-purism like 15 years ago. Good for Bono.

  5. Hell Hath Frozen..

    Apparently Bono has recorded a duet with J-Lo (or whatever she goes by these days). Like any good U2-addict I will dutifully line up at midnight when this is released and praise it as the best thing since sliced bread…

  6. Hell Hath Frozen..

    Apparently Bono has recorded a duet with J-Lo (or whatever she goes by these days). Like any good U2-addict I will dutifully line up at midnight when this is released and praise it as the best thing since sliced bread…

  7. THIS IS BAAAAAAAAD bad bad bad news. I think bono crosses the line here. His fellow bandmates must stop him in these crap duets man. Seriously…this one goes to far for me.

    BAD NEWS!!!!!

  8. THIS IS BAAAAAAAAD bad bad bad news. I think bono crosses the line here. His fellow bandmates must stop him in these crap duets man. Seriously…this one goes to far for me.

    BAD NEWS!!!!!

  9. Well, maybe it won’t be so bad…I mean it can’t be any worse than “Joy” Dueted with Mick Jagger.

    Heck, Bono could sing with Right Said Fred & I’d still buy it.

    Rock on Bono!!! (no matter what anyone says)

  10. Well, maybe it won’t be so bad…I mean it can’t be any worse than “Joy” Dueted with Mick Jagger.

    Heck, Bono could sing with Right Said Fred & I’d still buy it.

    Rock on Bono!!! (no matter what anyone says)

  11. how bout getting back in the studio to finish up the new album? now THERE’S an idea!

  12. how bout getting back in the studio to finish up the new album? now THERE’S an idea!

  13. Hey, maybe the song has merit, I’ll judge it after I actually hear it, thank you. Like he’s never done a crappy duet before….c’mon! Who knows? Maybe it will be a good song that most of us will love (despite how we may feel about J Lo).

  14. Hey, maybe the song has merit, I’ll judge it after I actually hear it, thank you. Like he’s never done a crappy duet before….c’mon! Who knows? Maybe it will be a good song that most of us will love (despite how we may feel about J Lo).

  15. Well no matter how good the song is…I think we can all agree that a J Lo song with Bono in it will be better than a J Lo song without Bono. AND we can all look forward to the video!

  16. Well no matter how good the song is…I think we can all agree that a J Lo song with Bono in it will be better than a J Lo song without Bono. AND we can all look forward to the video!

  17. I don’t care if it’s a charity single. Some things you simply don’t do. Would you jump off a cliff for charity? No I didn’t think so.
    Releasing a single with J.Lo is kinda like jumping off a cliff. Well done Bono, you just killed my love for U2.

  18. I don’t care if it’s a charity single. Some things you simply don’t do. Would you jump off a cliff for charity? No I didn’t think so.
    Releasing a single with J.Lo is kinda like jumping off a cliff. Well done Bono, you just killed my love for U2.

  19. This is f’cking it. This would never had happen 4-5 years ago. U2’s been goin down-hill ever since. Why couldn’t he at least picked a respectable artist? J.LO??!!
    I don’t think would’ve sold less if the song was good. Does Bono want to convert the J.lo fans to U2-fans? I feel that’s what the U2-fanbase is gonna consist of soon, a couple of no-brains who adore hitlist music.

  20. This is f’cking it. This would never had happen 4-5 years ago. U2’s been goin down-hill ever since. Why couldn’t he at least picked a respectable artist? J.LO??!!
    I don’t think would’ve sold less if the song was good. Does Bono want to convert the J.lo fans to U2-fans? I feel that’s what the U2-fanbase is gonna consist of soon, a couple of no-brains who adore hitlist music.

  21. Remember when Bono used to collaborate with real musicians? Like B.B. King and Pavarotti? Oh, those were the days…..

  22. Remember when Bono used to collaborate with real musicians? Like B.B. King and Pavarotti? Oh, those were the days…..

  23. Can’t Edge knock him in the head with a piece of wood and keep him locked up till he realizes what a fool he is?

  24. Can’t Edge knock him in the head with a piece of wood and keep him locked up till he realizes what a fool he is?

  25. nothing like an open mind! Wonder if it’s a cover of James’ ‘She’s a Star’ now THAT would make my day. Lighten up folks.

  26. nothing like an open mind! Wonder if it’s a cover of James’ ‘She’s a Star’ now THAT would make my day. Lighten up folks.

  27. Get off your high horses guys! Like I said, he’s already rubbed elbows w/ pop’s worst for the “What’s Going On” single. And if you remember, that CD had a pretty nice B-Side of Bono W/Chris Martin of Coldplay, Edge and Eno.

  28. Get off your high horses guys! Like I said, he’s already rubbed elbows w/ pop’s worst for the “What’s Going On” single. And if you remember, that CD had a pretty nice B-Side of Bono W/Chris Martin of Coldplay, Edge and Eno.

  29. Hey Debaser,
    if a prospective single by JLo & Bono ‘kills’ your love for U2 then I guess you were never a fan.

    For any stuff U2 has ever recorded will stay exactly the same whether Bono jumps off a cliff, sings with JLo, makes friends with the pope, travels around the globe a zillion times, spends all his time on charity causes instead of recording a brilliant new U2 album, etc.

    There.

  30. Hey Debaser,
    if a prospective single by JLo & Bono ‘kills’ your love for U2 then I guess you were never a fan.

    For any stuff U2 has ever recorded will stay exactly the same whether Bono jumps off a cliff, sings with JLo, makes friends with the pope, travels around the globe a zillion times, spends all his time on charity causes instead of recording a brilliant new U2 album, etc.

    There.

  31. Jennifer Lopez has a knack for getting classy men to collaborate with her – first Ralph Fiennes, now Bono. The movie she did was Ralph was nice and forgettable; the single will probably be the same way. I’ll reserve my judgment for when I hear it, but I think one of my friends said it best: Bono began his charity work by agreeing to do a duet with JLo in the first place. ha. 😉

  32. Jennifer Lopez has a knack for getting classy men to collaborate with her – first Ralph Fiennes, now Bono. The movie she did was Ralph was nice and forgettable; the single will probably be the same way. I’ll reserve my judgment for when I hear it, but I think one of my friends said it best: Bono began his charity work by agreeing to do a duet with JLo in the first place. ha. 😉

  33. Jr, don’t try to analyze me… I’ve been a fan for over 6 years. I will always love their older stuff, but I won’t consider myself an ‘active’-fan any longer. I can’t put up with sh*t like this, all the values U2 stood for in the past have been swept away.

  34. Jr, don’t try to analyze me… I’ve been a fan for over 6 years. I will always love their older stuff, but I won’t consider myself an ‘active’-fan any longer. I can’t put up with sh*t like this, all the values U2 stood for in the past have been swept away.

  35. Oh c’mon people…I mean I’m definitely not a fan of J. Lo the “singer” either, but this is NOT a U2 record, it’s a charity single whose purpose is to raise as much money for whatever charity (I’m presuming DATA in this case) as possible…and J. Lo’s name and image for better or worse reels in the bucks and gets the publicity. Not to mention that B. gets the opportunity to do some major drooling at her ass-ets in the process. *g*

  36. Oh c’mon people…I mean I’m definitely not a fan of J. Lo the “singer” either, but this is NOT a U2 record, it’s a charity single whose purpose is to raise as much money for whatever charity (I’m presuming DATA in this case) as possible…and J. Lo’s name and image for better or worse reels in the bucks and gets the publicity. Not to mention that B. gets the opportunity to do some major drooling at her ass-ets in the process. *g*

  37. Right! Debaser is an old school fan who prefered Bono’s joining forces w/ such great 80’s talents as Boy George, Wham, and Bananarama on the Band Aid record. The good old days when U2 would have nothing to do w/ mindless popstars! Wait a minute?

  38. Right! Debaser is an old school fan who prefered Bono’s joining forces w/ such great 80’s talents as Boy George, Wham, and Bananarama on the Band Aid record. The good old days when U2 would have nothing to do w/ mindless popstars! Wait a minute?

  39. Well it’s a charity single, and Lopez does sell well to an entirely different audience. I don’t like it, but you gotta admire the man’s business savvy. Now if he would do a duet single for charity with Bruce Springsteen I would be enormously happy. Or one with Roger Daltrey would be cool.

  40. Well it’s a charity single, and Lopez does sell well to an entirely different audience. I don’t like it, but you gotta admire the man’s business savvy. Now if he would do a duet single for charity with Bruce Springsteen I would be enormously happy. Or one with Roger Daltrey would be cool.

  41. yeah zaku II, right on, the combo of Bruce and Bono might be too much for me to handle. bruuuuce 🙂

  42. yeah zaku II, right on, the combo of Bruce and Bono might be too much for me to handle. bruuuuce 🙂

  43. ALL OF YOU COMPLAINING: SHUT UP! He’s not jumping off a cliff, he’s done worse duets before, and 6 months from now nobody will even care. If you are such a fickle fan because of who he sings with, then I would not call you a fan at all.

  44. ALL OF YOU COMPLAINING: SHUT UP! He’s not jumping off a cliff, he’s done worse duets before, and 6 months from now nobody will even care. If you are such a fickle fan because of who he sings with, then I would not call you a fan at all.

  45. What’s the protest about anyway? She was on that “What’s Goin On?” charity single with him. It had a ton of people on their that I can’t stand and I didn’t whine about it. Besides it’s Bono you know you’ll love it. When it comes to charity stuff the guy does what it takes to bring the money in. Now if this was going to be something on the next album instead I’d be screaming bloody murder. Bottom line is Bono needs to drop the small fry J-Lo and do a charity single with Springsteen. ‘Nuff said.

  46. What’s the protest about anyway? She was on that “What’s Goin On?” charity single with him. It had a ton of people on their that I can’t stand and I didn’t whine about it. Besides it’s Bono you know you’ll love it. When it comes to charity stuff the guy does what it takes to bring the money in. Now if this was going to be something on the next album instead I’d be screaming bloody murder. Bottom line is Bono needs to drop the small fry J-Lo and do a charity single with Springsteen. ‘Nuff said.

  47. Bono, GO HOME PLEASE!!! FINISH THE ALBUM!!! Have you heard the new Radiohead album (“Hail To The Thief”)?…I think U2’s title of Best Band on The Planet is on the line!!

  48. Bono, GO HOME PLEASE!!! FINISH THE ALBUM!!! Have you heard the new Radiohead album (“Hail To The Thief”)?…I think U2’s title of Best Band on The Planet is on the line!!

  49. Don’t worry DTD, hear that they’ve gotten busy in the studio again this week and it looks like they put the clamp down on the B-man and tied him up so he can’t leave. 🙂

  50. Don’t worry DTD, hear that they’ve gotten busy in the studio again this week and it looks like they put the clamp down on the B-man and tied him up so he can’t leave. 🙂

  51. Ok, this is all i gotta say, its just bono, the new album will rock ass, they haven’t lied before about what to except, to those who said that the “its the sound of 3 musicians and a dyslexic” quote, or the “titanium soul” quote were bull shit are wrong, in a little while for the soul, and anything after bd for the 3 musc. quote (bd had the little effects at he beginning) so don’t worry about it, it will be venus punk, hard rockin’ shit, just worry about how the amazing tour will look!

  52. Ok, this is all i gotta say, its just bono, the new album will rock ass, they haven’t lied before about what to except, to those who said that the “its the sound of 3 musicians and a dyslexic” quote, or the “titanium soul” quote were bull shit are wrong, in a little while for the soul, and anything after bd for the 3 musc. quote (bd had the little effects at he beginning) so don’t worry about it, it will be venus punk, hard rockin’ shit, just worry about how the amazing tour will look!

  53. I like Scott’s point about the 80’s pop stars (Band-Aid). That made my day!! I almost forgot about that. Wasn’t that just B and Adam though? Bono does what Bono does! He has always marched to his own beat. Maybe that’s one of the reasons we like him so. I won’t buy the duet, but I might do the “evil” thing and download it for the heck of it. I know, where’s my charitably spirit? We shall hear soon enough if it works or not.

  54. I like Scott’s point about the 80’s pop stars (Band-Aid). That made my day!! I almost forgot about that. Wasn’t that just B and Adam though? Bono does what Bono does! He has always marched to his own beat. Maybe that’s one of the reasons we like him so. I won’t buy the duet, but I might do the “evil” thing and download it for the heck of it. I know, where’s my charitably spirit? We shall hear soon enough if it works or not.

  55. I’ll still wait for the official word; “reportedly” is just not very convincing to me. If only I had a dollar for each time something was reportedly about to happen (U2 touring Australia, Bono writing a song with Noel Gallagher, etc.) but did not.

  56. I’ll still wait for the official word; “reportedly” is just not very convincing to me. If only I had a dollar for each time something was reportedly about to happen (U2 touring Australia, Bono writing a song with Noel Gallagher, etc.) but did not.

  57. I forgot what i was going to say cos I was laughing my fart locker off. ~dies~ Thanks for the laugh, Scott!

  58. I forgot what i was going to say cos I was laughing my fart locker off. ~dies~ Thanks for the laugh, Scott!

  59. It’s great to see Bono with J-Lo. She’s a wonderful actress (oh wait), has great musical talent especially in concert (oh wait), is a natural beauty (oh wait…). Well, she can dance……..

  60. It’s great to see Bono with J-Lo. She’s a wonderful actress (oh wait), has great musical talent especially in concert (oh wait), is a natural beauty (oh wait…). Well, she can dance……..

  61. Umaar – you’re the one talking bullshit here!
    What was pop going to be? A guitar record. What was ALTYCLB gonna be? yes titanium soul (one song doesn’t make it!). Also Bono said that ATYCLB was the first u2 album where every song could be a single. Well I guess Grace, When I look at the World, Peace on Earth could all be singles – but they would have sucked! Yes the new album will just be more over-produced crap!

  62. Umaar – you’re the one talking bullshit here!
    What was pop going to be? A guitar record. What was ALTYCLB gonna be? yes titanium soul (one song doesn’t make it!). Also Bono said that ATYCLB was the first u2 album where every song could be a single. Well I guess Grace, When I look at the World, Peace on Earth could all be singles – but they would have sucked! Yes the new album will just be more over-produced crap!

  63. I hate to say ‘I told ya’ but I TOLD ya it would be for charity! See comments ‘J-Lo and Bono duet’ in March). It’s the only excuse he can possibly make, provided he really needs one. He is, after all, a free man and he can duet with Kermit the Frog if he wants to. And he probably will, there’s no stopping the man when it comes to raising money for charity (I suggest ‘It’s not easy being green’- the perfectomix).

  64. I hate to say ‘I told ya’ but I TOLD ya it would be for charity! See comments ‘J-Lo and Bono duet’ in March). It’s the only excuse he can possibly make, provided he really needs one. He is, after all, a free man and he can duet with Kermit the Frog if he wants to. And he probably will, there’s no stopping the man when it comes to raising money for charity (I suggest ‘It’s not easy being green’- the perfectomix).

  65. Debaser, you know how we feel about you…LEAVE!!
    Michael and Bob, follow him. If you are not a fan, don’t post. I believe in freedom of opinion and that is what I’m sure the bloggers want, but man Debaser you have never said anything positive! The Band Aid reference is somewhat appropriate, because the song is a charity single…get it? Bono does not equal idiot, Bono equals TRUE CHARITY!

  66. Debaser, you know how we feel about you…LEAVE!!
    Michael and Bob, follow him. If you are not a fan, don’t post. I believe in freedom of opinion and that is what I’m sure the bloggers want, but man Debaser you have never said anything positive! The Band Aid reference is somewhat appropriate, because the song is a charity single…get it? Bono does not equal idiot, Bono equals TRUE CHARITY!

  67. IMHO, jlo is a step up for our boy at this point — having just sung *that song* from Titantic on stage with Celine in Vegas a week or so ago….hey whatever floats his boat. And he keeps it interesting doesn’t he?

  68. IMHO, jlo is a step up for our boy at this point — having just sung *that song* from Titantic on stage with Celine in Vegas a week or so ago….hey whatever floats his boat. And he keeps it interesting doesn’t he?

  69. Non fans are welcome to post. If they have something constructive to say. Same thing goes for fans.

    Thread closed. Thanks very much.

  70. Non fans are welcome to post. If they have something constructive to say. Same thing goes for fans.

    Thread closed. Thanks very much.

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