In between lobbying the UN, Congress and assorted world leaders to forgive Third World debt and fight the scourge of AIDS in Africa, Dublin’s favorite (rock star) son is keeping his hand in the music biz as well.
Hard on the heels of U2’s Oscar-nominated song, “The Hands that Built America,” comes word that the band’s frontman has recorded a duet with that one-woman entertainment conglomerate, actress-singer-model-mogul Jennifer Lopez.
The singers are being coy when it comes to details about the track, but the Bronx-born diva has dropped a few tantalizing hints.
“I did a song with Bono and haven’t released it yet,” she told Launch.com last week.
“We were waiting for the right timing to release it,” she admitted. “[But we] haven’t released it yet, so it would be great if that saw the light of day one day.”
The teaming of Bono and Jenny from the Block seems a bit odd, considering their radically different singing styles. But it’s a smart move for the Irish rocker, since everything J-Lo touches these days turns to gold. And we don’t remember U2’s last single, “Electric Storm,” generating much, er, electricity when it hit the charts, while J-Lo’s latest duet, “All I Have” with LL Cool J, is burning up the charts.