Albarn and co are set to join Beck and the ubiquitous Billy Corgan on the '60s star's new album...

BLUR are the latest in a stellar line-up approached to work with MARIANNE FAITHFULL on her new album, NME.COM can reveal.

A source close to the project told NME.COM this morning (March 15) that Blur have been in contact with the ’60s star in recent months, with a view to writing alongside her on the new record.

It is unclear how much the band have contributed so far, but a spokesperson for Blur told NME.COM that “discussions” had definitely taken place between the two.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, ex-Smashing Pumpkins vocalist Billy Corgan and Eurthymics guitarist Dave Stewart are also rumoured to be involved.

Beck has already committed to the project, and is planning to spend time in a US studio with Faithfull to work on a number of songs.

Faithfull has collaborated with other groups in the recent past including Metallica, providing vocals on the 1997 single ‘The Memory Remains’.