Okay, now this is getting kinda wet & gushy…
The collaboration track between U2 and Green Day, a cover of the Skids' "The Saints Are Coming," is not only being recorded at the Beatles’ legendary Abbey Road Studios as a single to benefit Music Rising, and making its debut during a live pre-game concert at the opening Louisiana Superdome when the New Orleans Saints play the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, but now the two bands have recreated the Abbey Road cover as the artwork for that very single!
Geeeez, who do you guys think you are? The Beatles or something?
Now, I’m all for this whole project and it’s certainly for a good cause, but allow me to vent…
Music Rising is an organization that replaces instruments lost by musicians in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The campaign was created by U2 guitarist the Edge, producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss, Alice Cooper, NIN) and others, with support from MTV and VH1.
U2 photographer Anton Corbijn has documenting the photo sessions and recording sessions.
According to MTV, “Bono and the gang have been rehearsing ‘Saints’ since September 6, when they jammed through the tune with producer Rick Rubin sitting behind the decks.”
The Superdome concert will air during ESPN's Monday Night Football and bbe broadcasted live on Westwood One radio stations around the world, and via Rhapsody.com. After the performance, fans will be able to download it, along with select footage.