- 21 Nov 18
Bono and Pharrell performed Stayin’ Alive on the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV special (RED) benefit show to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS.
On the show, Bono also revealed to Kimmel that he and Lady Gaga will co-write a new song about the winner of a (RED) sweepstake.
Bono described Lady Gaga as a "sacred talent" and said he was inspired to do the song with her after watching her ad lib during a (RED) benefit event.
“She can improvise and make up tunes, she made up a song at this event about some red-haired man that she fell in love with,” Bono said.
“She said he was an Irish boy – I think she made that up – but she was making the song up as she went, and she’s kind of the best of what we’ve got. She’s a sacred talent.”
The special episode was aired on Sunday night Stateside to raise money and awareness for (RED), a charity fighting HIV/AIDS. It was broadcast ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1.
Other guests on the TV special to feature included Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Kristen Bell.
Almost 67,000 viewers have checked out the brilliant Bee Gees cover version since it was put up on YouTube two days ago (20 November).
Jimmy Kimmel Live is well known for its huge viral video successes with 5.6 billion views on YouTube alone.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live (RED) episode also featured the traditional all-star rendition of the special’s satirical holiday song, We’re Going to Hell.
The performance featured Kimmel, Bono, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Brad Paisley, Zoe Saldana and Chris Rock.
"I pay a servant to chew up my food,” Kimmel sings. Then Bono goes with the lines, “I had an artist paint me in the nude.”
Some of Kimmel's most popular comedy bits include - Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy's Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men's Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like "I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.
Now in its sixteenth season, Kimmel's guests have included: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.