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New Order To Re-Record 'World In Motion'?
Ben Hewitt , October 13th, 2009 07:17

Defunct band to soundtrack World Cup campaign?

Former New Order bassist Peter Hook has revealed that the band have been asked by the FA to re-record their 1990 song 'World In Motion' for next year's World Cup.

Hook claimed that the band - who have now split up - had been offered the opportunity to record a new version of the song which would feature former Liverpool footballer John Barnes, who appeared on the original nearly 20 years ago.

Speaking to TalkSport, Hook said:

"We've just been offered John Barnes to redo the rap for next year.

"We've been offered the official World Cup anthem nearly every time. Tony Wilson lined up (David) Beckham to do the rap and we were going to redo the song. But the FA then reconsidered it, saying: 'No, no, no we're going with Ant & Dec'.

"I would have loved to have heard Beckham do a rap and he was up for it. But this time on the table is John Barnes re-doing the rap."

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