'911', inspired by the US terrorist attacks. is now available to download...

GORILLAZ have spoken exclusively to NME.COM about their collaboration with D-12, ‘911’.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the track was inspired by the terrorist attacks in the US. Although it won’t be available in the shops, the song, which also features former Specials lead singer Terry Hall, will also appear as a free download on the Gorillaz website, www.gorillaz.com, before the end of the month.

The track was recorded after the D-12 posse got stranded in the UK just two days after the suicide hijacks on September 11 and describes the actual events of the day as well as the aftermath of the atrocities – and talks about Osama Bin Laden.

NME.COM managed to get a sneak preview of the track – a relatively slow-paced tune with a hard hitting, cool beat.

The D-12 rappers take it in turns to sing. The lyrics talk of “terrorists in the sky”, “poisonous warfare” and pledge revenge – “my bullets come in threes like trilogies”.

It continues: “Put the knife away, missiles always strike and blaze/So much smoke you can’t tell the difference between night and day”.

Gorillaz‘ Murdoc told NME.COM: “Working with D-12 was a reassuring experience. I like their work ethic – turn up en masse to the studio with a whole bunch of good-looking girls, bags of grass, champagne and sweets. And just laying it down, baby.”

For more, see this week’s NME, which is out nationwide now.