U2 Collaborate on 'Spiderman: The Musical'

Melissa Goldstein

U2 guitarist the Edge has revealed that not only is the band gearing up for the March 3 release of their new album No Line On the Horizon, but that they're also hard at work on more theatrical pursuits -- writing music for Spiderman: The Musical!

"I think the musical had its heyday back in the '40s, '50s, '60s era....," the Edge told Q magazine. "We've always harbored this sneaky ambition that maybe one day we might try our hand in that area."

He and Bono have been writing the music and lyrics for the project, which is being made with Lion King director Julie Taymor.

The guitarist added, "We've written a lot of the songs at this point. It's in a pretty good state, and I hope it'll open this year." He predicted the show would open in New York, and said the production, fittingly, will feature a rock'n'roll band in place of the typical full orchestra.

We just hope U2 realize that with great superhero tunes comes great responsibility.

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