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Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore to Collaborate?

Plus: Moore reveals her new pen pal -- Robin Pecknold of the Fleet Foxes!?!

Melissa Goldstein // April 19, 2009

First comes “retirement,” then comes marriage, then comes the subsequent release of all-new metal tunes. So what’s next for Ryan Adams?

Possibly a collaboration with his new wife, Mandy Moore.

The actress-cum-songstress has a new acoustic rock album on the way next month (titled Amanda Leigh), and she’s been keeping Adams gainfully employed as a music teacher. Moore recently told Details that her hubby has been schooling her in the art of playing piano and guitar. And from the sounds of things he’s impressed — Moore joked to MTV that “if [Adams] ever needs a job or something, maybe he can audition for [her] band. As for a full-on collaboration between the lovebirds, Moore said, “I wouldn’t rule it out as a possibility.”

And Adams isn’t the only one Moore has her eye on recruiting for music-related assistance: It seems she and Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold have discussed the idea of teaming up — thanks to Moore’s self-professed fandom and pen pal advances. “I was like, ‘I want to write with him!'” Moore told Entertainment Weekly before expanding on Pecknold’s email response: “He was so nice — such a deep, intense music guy. He was really inquisitive about, ‘What kind of record is this? What do you want to write about?’ Obviously he wouldn’t have been listening to my music. I just thought it was so cool of him. He said, ‘I’d love to, but we’re busy.'”

Still, Moore didn’t take the short-term rejection badly. “I was such a nerdy fan, like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe he wrote me!'”