Steve Lillywhite, the British record producer who has collaborated with U2 on eight albums, has been brought in by Bono and Julie Taymor to work with the performers on the music for the $65 million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.  I’m told that he’s been a fixture this week at the Foxwoods Theatre, helping the cast with the songs penned by Bono and The Edge as they prepare for the February 7 opening night of the best musical that Glenn Beck has ever seen.

In Lillywhite, the Spidey cast gets a producer who has working with everyone from Peter Gabriel to the Talking Heads, Dave Matthews Band, and the Rolling Stones. Lillywhite was also in the mix  for a bit to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol.