Radiohead donate signed guitar used on 'Kid A' to charity auction

The guitar has been signed by all members of the band

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Radiohead have donated a signed guitar used on the recordings of 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac' to be auctioned for charity.

Guitarist Ed O'Brien donated his guitar to the Billie Butterfly Fund, to help raise money for four-year-old Billie Bainbridge who has a rare, inoperable brain tumour. The campaign is raising funds for treatment in Texas that is not available in the UK.

The guitar is signed by all members of Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Ed O'Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway, and comes with a handwritten authenticity note from guitarist O'Brien which explains: "It was bought in the summer of '98, just prior to us going into record the albums which came out as 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac'. It was pretty much the only guitar I used at that time. It's also been gigged a lot, up to and including the 'In Rainbows' tour."

A representative for the fund said: "It's an unbelievably generous gesture from Ed, hopefully the guitar will end up with a big Radiohead fan."

Bidding for the guitar is now open and you can bid by clicking here.

'Kid A' is considered by many to be the band's greatest album.

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