Bono Mocks Charity for Bruno

Chris Martin also involved, more rockers in the works
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2009 9:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – Celebrity do-gooder Bono mocking Band Aid, the anti-hunger charity he helped organize? That's right, reports the Mirror, but only to help Sacha Baron Cohen with new film Bruno. Bono and Coldplay's Chris Martin recorded “Dove of Peace,” an instant classic containing lyrics such as “For people of Africa who live in hell/They will never wear Chanel.” Sting and the Village People will chime in this weekend—and Madonna and Elton John may get involved.

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"Sacha’s character releases a brilliantly cheesy but subversive single, 'Dove Of Peace,' which mocks the likes of Band Aid. It runs close to the bone but it’s all very tongue-in-cheek, and he’s pulled in some top stars," says a source. "Chris Martin was in stitches throughout the recording and only just managed to get his lines out."
(Read more Bono stories.)

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