U2 are to team up with Green Day to release a charity record.

The song, a cover of The Skids track 'The Saints Are Coming', is to raise funds for the charity Music Rising. This is an organisation which replaces instruments musicians lost during and after Hurricane Katrina.

On their official website Green Day write:

"The devastation has always been fresh in our minds, and we'd like to keep it in yours. New Orleans has always been a special city to us, being a hotbed of music and creativity, and it's hard to believe parts of the Gulf region still remain devastated. We feel that it's important to continue to raise awareness."

Further U2 news is that the band hav e started to work on new material with legendary producer Rick Rubin (Metallica, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Red Hot Chili Peppers).