Sting has recruited another Geordie to join him on his first album of new material in a decade - AC DC's Brian Johnson features on The Last Ship.

The album is the soundtrack to a Broadway musical about the decline of the English shipbuilding industry in the 1980s.

It is not clear what role Johnson will have on the album, which will be released in September (13), but he does share Sting's dockyard background - both stars grew up in Newcastle, England and had family members who worked in the city's shipbuilding industry.