Katy Perry, The Beach Boys, Chris Martin and Arcade Fire are among the stars who have donated memorabilia to a charity auction raising money for the relief effort in Japan. The Jonas Brothers, Kylie Minogue, Iron Maiden and The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan have also handed over personal items and collectibles for the eBay event, which will help survivors of the Japanese earthquake/tsunami disaster on March 11.
Perry has given a cupcake trampoline stage prop from her California Dreams world tour, while Brian Wilson's handwritten lyrics to a "Beach Boys" song and Chris Martin's jacket from Coldplay's 2010 Viva La Vida world tour are also up for grabs. Other lots include 35 David Bowie albums autographed by the rocker, Jane Birkin's own Hermes Birkin handbag, Jeff Bridges' signed guitar and a Ferrari 412 seen in Daft Punk's film Electroma.
Bosses at London's famous Abbey Road Studios are offering up a tour of the venue, which is not open to the public, and a 1921 Steinway grand piano, as well as a photo of U2 frontman Bono playing it. The first phase of the auction ends on the 15 April, while the second half begins on 11 April.