Orbital: Stephen Hawking Is Such A Raver
The duo also reveal they'd like to work with The Cure's Robert Smith...
Orbital have revealed that they have a new admirer - Stephen Hawking.
The electronica duo met the famous author and physicist when they all took part in the Paralympics Opening Ceremony last week.
Speaking to Ireland's 2FM at this weekend's Electric Picnic festival, the Hartnoll brother said: "He was fantastic. He was great fun which is quite hard for him to convey, you know he can't move a muscle but he's so game for a laugh.
"He wants to release a track, we gave him a cd, he's such a raver."
The band also claimed that they were trying to work with The Cure's Robert Smith, who also played Electric Picnic. The frontman had appeared on a solo single by Paul Hartnoll, but he's not yet had the full Orbital treatment. "We're always trying to nail him down," they said.
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