A.M. Surf Report: Bono Teaches Spidey To Sing; Fergie Takes On ‘Barracuda’

Bono, the Edge writing 'Spider-Man' musical; Fergie, Antonio Banderas sing for 'Shrek.'

The news happens all the time, even while you’re sleeping. Check out this brief rundown to bring you up to speed this morning — a quick heads up from your friends at MTV News.

Here’s what we’ve got:

Thousands of Virginia Tech students gathered on campus Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those killed in Monday’s shooting . “We will move on from this,” Vice President of Student Affairs Zenobia Hikes said at the vigil, “but it will take the strength of each other to do that. We want the world to know we will recover, we will survive with your prayers.” …

Officials say they have not ruled out the possibility that Cho Seung-Hui, the man police have identified as the gunman in the VT shootings, may have had an accomplice . “It certainly is reasonable for us to assume that Cho was the shooter in both places, but we don’t have the evidence to take us there at this particular point in time,” Colonel Steven Flaherty of the Virginia State Police said, adding that officials are still reviewing “leads that take us in many different directions.” MTV News continues to follow this developing story. …

And if you missed “MTV News Presents: Voices From Virginia,” Tuesday night, you can watch it now online. The special includes Virginia Tech students telling their own stories and a look at the nationwide online reaction to the tragedy.

Quote of the Day: “This is the place I walk through every day. And it’s not the same. This is not the Tech I know. People are missing.” — Virginia Tech sophomore Heidi Dull

Here’s what everyone else is talking about

Singing, dancing Peter Parker wannabes, your time has come. Theater magazine Playbill reports that a Broadway production of “Spider-Man” with music by Bono and the Edge — no, really — is seeking a Spidey, a Mary Jane and a Green Goblin for a “29-hour rehearsed reading” scheduled for July 12-13. …

Fergie is taking on a dangerous fish — and a Heart classic — for “Shrek the Third,” AP reports. The film’s soundtrack, due May 15, features the female Pea’s version of “Barracuda” and an Eddie Murphy/ Antonio Banderas duet on Sly & the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again). …

What’s next for Bob Geldof? Only “the biggest sociological and anthropological project in the history of the world,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Live Aid/ Live 8 organizer is teaming up with the BBC to create a library of TV and online content recording the history of every human society. BBC’s contribution will be the eight-part hi-def series “The Human Planet,” while Geldof is working on “Dictionary of Man,” 900 half-hour films broadcast on broadband. The project is expected to debut in 2010. …

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is seriously considering a pardon for Doors frontman Jim Morrison, AP reports. Morrison fans have been campaigning to wipe out indecent exposure and profanity convictions from 37 years ago. “He died when he was 27,” Crist noted. “That’s really a kid, when you think about it, and obviously he was having some challenges.” …

And Iggy Pop‘s birthday is only three days away. Forgot again? If you want to congratulate him on hitting the big 6-0, one Stooges fan site — looking to create the longest birthday card in the world — is making it easy to send the man your best wishes.