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Bono appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live's (RED) Shopathon


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For the third consecutive year, Bono appeared Monday night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! program as the show hosted its (RED) Shopathon. The show features Kimmel and a variety of celebrities doing comedy skits and song performances while also selling (RED) products to raise money for the fight against AIDS.

As the co-founder of (RED), Bono was a central figure in the show again this year. He did a duet with Pharrell -- a lounge-style cover of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive." At the end of the show, Bono was part of the all-star singalong on "We're Going To Hell," a tongue-in-cheek song that Kimmel and his guests have done for the past three years. Video of both performances are below.

Here's our Tours page recapping the night.

Bono also revealed that he's partnering with Lady Gaga on this year's special fundraising contest for (RED). Bono and Gaga will write a song about the contest winner, who will also get an autographed copy of the lyrics. Every $10 donation counts as one entry. Get more information at Crowdrise.com/yoursong.

(One interesting note to share: At about the 4:00 mark of the first video below, Bono seems to be hinting that he's planning to be less visible on shows like this, if not in the larger (RED)/AIDS movement as a whole. He tells Kimmel, "you probably won't see me sitting here talking about the (RED) emergency for too much longer, it'll be a woman sitting here.")

The two song videos are below, but first is the video of Bono explaining the contest to Kimmel -- his part begins at the 2:50 mark.