Bono and Chris Martin Are in on Bruno’s Joke
Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled in two high-profile conspirators with his prank-happy character, Bruno.
British newspaper the Mirror reports that U2 frontman Bono and Coldplay warbler/Gwyneth Paltrow beau Chris Martin have banded together with Sacha—in his guise as gay Austrian TV personality Bruno—to record a single.
The song, rumored to be titled “Dove of Peace,” mocks the efforts of charitable music foundation Band Aid—which Bono participated in with the 1984 single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
Martin has also developed a reputation as a musical do-gooder, particularly with his support of fair trade practices.
But that didn’t stop the pair from playing along with Cohen’s spoof. The song, which has already been partially recorded at legendary Abbey Road studios, bears the couplet, “For people of Africa who live in hell/ They will never wear Chanel.”
“Chris Martin was in stitches throughout the recording and only just managed to get his lines out,” says a spy at the session.
Other songsters rumored to be participating in the song include Madonna, Sting, Elton John and the Village People. The track will be included in the upcoming movie Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt.
Interstingly, Bono recently insulted Martin during a BBC radio interview, characterizing the Coldplay singer as a “w@nker.”
Apparently, the power of satire is strong enough to bring anyone together.