After Blur and Madonna, William Orbit is to work on the Bizkit's next album...

William Orbit will produce tracks on the forthcoming Limp Bizkit album, can reveal.

The collaboration had been mooted for some time but was only confirmed this week when dates that both artists were free could be found. Orbit, who has produced hit records for Madonna, All Saints and Blur, had previously admitted that he would like to work with a band like Limp Bizkit or Korn but it was Limp Bizkit who made the initial approach.

The band had been in studio in LA, working on the follow-up to the 5.5 million seller ‘Significant Other’, with Rick Rubin.

However, they and Rubin went their separate ways after only a week. Singer Fred Durst said the band would produce the album themselves, but decided to go back to Terry Date, the producer on ‘Significant Other’. It is Date who will take charge of the majority of tracks on ‘Limp Dependence Day’, so called because the five-piece aim to release it worldwide on July 4.

Joining Orbit on guest desk duties will be Swizz Beats, of hip hop production team Ruff Ryders – he has previously worked on albums by DMX and Eve.

Meanwhile, the band have finished recording the theme to ‘Mission: Impossible II’, clips of which can be heard in trailers for the film, currently being aired in cinemas.

Limp Bizkit also plan to return to Britain in October to tour, although dates and venues have yet to be confirmed to