LATEST: Keane and The Magic Numbers have joined the star-studded line-up for War Child charity album HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE.
The record marks the tenth anniversary of the legendary 1995 HELP album, which featured Orbital, Stone Roses, Paul McCartney, Blur, Massive Attack and Suede, and raised $3.6 million (GBP2 million) for children affected by war.
This year (05) more than 20 bands will attempt to beat War Child's previous world record for fastest album ever recorded and aim to have the charity compilation ready and available to download on warchildmusic.com later the same day, 9 September (05). A release will CD follow.
The HOPES AND FEARS stars Keane, are planning to cover Elton John's GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.
Keyboard player TIM RICE-OXLEY says, "Every childhood should be a time for optimism and innocence.
"In many places it is instead a time of violent chaos, deprivation and fear.
"War Child is doing everything it can to change that, and we are proud to give them our sincere support."
Proceeds from the line-up, which already boasts Radiohead, Gorillaz, Razorlight and The Coral, will help children in the Iraq, Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of Congo war zones.