Peter Gabriel's ambitious plans to have the artists he covers on his new orchestral album SCRATCH MY BACK record renditions of his songs have hit a snag - David Bowie doesn't want to join the fun.
Gabriel's new album features his rendition of Bowie's Heroes and the rocker had hoped to persuade the reclusive star to tackle something of his for the follow-up, I'll Scratch Yours - but the Let's Dance singer has turned down the offer.
Instead, Brian Eno, who co-wrote Heroes with Bowie, will cover Gabriel for the album, alongside Paul Simon, Randy Newman and Neil Young.
Simon's rendition of Biko has already been recorded.
Meanwhile, Spinner.com reports Arcade Fire will not be covering Games Without Frontiers as initially planned.