LONDON - Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Damon Albarn are among the British music stars who have contributed to an online auction to raise funds for Oxfam's emergency response to the earthquake in Haiti.
Albarn, former frontman of Blur and co-creator of virtual band Gorillaz, will record a "bespoke" piece of music for the winning bidder, while Coldplay singer Chris Martin's "Viva La Vida" tour jacket -- signed by the band -- is also up for grabs. It also noted that the jacket is different to the one that was sold in the band's recent clearout sale. This just in from Anchorman at Coldplay.com:
Good morning. Oxfam have just launched a special eBay auction to raise funds for their emergency response in Haiti. The items include Chris's navy blue Viva tour jacket, signed by all four members of Coldplay. Click here if you'd like to bid for it. (This is, of course, a different jacket from the one sold in the Coldply's recent Clearout Sale - but both have been worn on stage many times.) The auction closes on February 2. You can donate to Oxfam's Haiti Earthquake Appeal at www.oxfam.org.uk. Anchorman
Other lots to go on sale on eBay from 0900 GMT on January 22 until 0900 GMT on February 2 include the Fender Stratocaster guitar played by Alex Turner in the Arctic Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" video, according to Oxfam. The auction is one of several initiatives by celebrities to raise funds for victims of the earthquake. Later on Friday MTV will host a telethon featuring George Clooney, U2's Bono and Justin Timberlake among others, and music mogul Simon Cowell has said he will invite stars to sing on a charity record.
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