MOBY DICKS NEW ORDER AROUND

The lifelong fan is just to busy to appear on what will be the Mancunian group's first album since 1993...

MOBY has turned down NEW ORDER’s offer of collaborating on their long-awaited new album, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

Despite having a life-long appreciation of both Joy Division and New Order, Moby’s busy schedule has prevented him from working on the record.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM prior to a concert in Berlin, he said: “I love New Order and I love what they do, but I don’t think we’ll be collaborating in the near future. The fact is, if I’m gonna have any time to work on music, I have to be selfish and work on my own music.”

Reminded of his previous admission that he would “do anything” to appear in ‘Trainspotting’ director Danny Boyle’s proposed film about the two groups, he admitted “I am honoured and completely flattered they asked me, but I’m still going to have to say no.”

For more Moby news, including his feelings on the progress he is making on the follow-up to the hugely successful ‘Play’ album, see the new issue of NME, out today in London (January 2), and nationwide from tomorrow (January 3).