Author Salman Rushdie Writing Rock Novel

U2, Nick Cave, K's Choice, Dripping Lips, Prodigy, Chemical Brothers...

Controversial author Salman Rushdie is writing a novel about a rock band; his inspiration is Irish superstars U2, he said on British television station Channel 4, according to Reuters. Rushdie is best known for writing "The Satanic

Verses," a book that earned him a death threat from Iran for alleged blasphemy against Islam.