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In an extended conversation with Dave Fanning of Ireland's 2FM, Edge dropped in that producer Swizz had called up.

'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.'

Also worth a listen to hear Edge discuss plans for the next leg of the tour, the Glastonbury show and songs the band are writing.

Find the audio here here. (Click the 'listen back' button, in the pop-up window select the show on January 16th and scroll through to the 70 minute mark for the chat with Edge.)

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Kimsiarkowski
23 January, 2010
Living and Loving in Jesus's Footsteps
You are good hearted beyond words! There are a handfull of people who live out the lives of Saints and Jesus. U2 never disappoints. Without ego, pretense, or selfishness, your life's work continues to be smart, real, and inspiring to all generations. Thanks for all you do! Kim in Chicago
enrperez
22 January, 2010
Thanks U2 !!!
Tonight, while watching the Haiti benefit show, my wife had asked me: "It's Bono or U2 coming out tonight for this." I replied: ' I Dunno.." Boy was I wrong. Thank you Bono, Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna. BEAUTIFUL SONG - IM PURCHASING IT on ITUNES ASAP. Love and Peace Haiti........
michaelflynn
22 January, 2010
karen flynn
a church in the mountains may soon get help in hati food and help is soon from karen and some people that want to carry money to the nuns that need help.water and food is needed.from marthas vineyard another island that helps...
lisa_usa
21 January, 2010
Thank you U2 !!
Once again U2 answers the call for help, not just great musicians but great people with open hearts. Bono, can't wait to hear you "sing your heart out"..... Love you guys....J & M & L (Adam's girls)
adventure101
21 January, 2010
the evening song
Now that has to be the record for the fastest song. You wrote, finished, recorded and sent it back. When you love what you do you will never have to work another day in your life. The Glastonbury tour sounds like it will be another great time. The Haiti situation is the talk of the town right now. Praying for that country. Have a great day and will look for you and the edge on Friday.
drrobert
21 January, 2010
drrobert
Great news - There's been an amazing change with these guys in the past decade - I think that they finally found what they were looking for - comfortable existence between entertainment and a higher calling
bruno_handler
20 January, 2010
Help Haiti!
Great news from U2 - again! I'm really looking forward to the new song. I hope it brings a lot of money for the poor people in Haiti!
Jen_Loves_Peace
20 January, 2010
Kudos!
U2 always has a great cause, but you guys really do practice what you preach. And thats something to appreciate in this world :D Anyways, this collaboration should be interesting! I'm excited to watch the show and see
Yogic
20 January, 2010
AMAZING
Amazing... Hey let's have lunch... Bam out a recording before the tab arrives... Beyond righteous... : ). for Haiti...
karenmikoyan
20 January, 2010
My Respects!
I think it's very humanly by U2! Thanks for it!
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