U2 and Green Day have recreated the cover of The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' album while working on their charity collaboration at London's Abbey Road studios.

MTV News reports that photographer Anton Corbijn photographed the two bands on the world's most famous zebra crossing last week, outside the studio where the bands were working on their charity cover single 'The Saints Are Coming'.

U2 were photographed on the left of the zebra crossing, shaking hands with Green Day on the right; it is not known whether the image will be used for the cover of 'The Saints Are Coming', which was originally recorded by Scottish punk band The Skids.

U2 and Green Day will perform the song tonight at the re-opening of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, where American Football team the New Orleans Saints will play the Atlanta Falcons in a televised game.

Home to the New Orleans Saints, the Superdome was nearly destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when it was used as a shelter by thousands of displaced people.

Proceeds from the release of 'The Saints Are Coming' will go to Music Rising, an initiative co-founded by The Edge which helps musicians who lost their instruments during Hurricane Katrina.

U2 and Green Day's performance from the Superdome will be broadcast on Cormac Battle's show on www.rte.ie/2fm between 12am and 2am on Wednesday 27 September.