Linkin Park have announced that they will hold a charity auction to provide aid for the survivors of the recent cyclone in Bangladesh.

A number of artists will donate items to the eBay online auction which is being held by the band's charity Music For Relief.

The band has donated VIP tickets, a customised XBOX and some Mike Shinoda DC remix trainers.

Other items which will be up for auction include a guitar signed by Avenged Sevenfold, an autographed Smashing Pumpkins poster and donations from Deftones, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Madonna, Avril Lavigne and Slayer.

This will be the third charity auction held by LINKIN PARK.

The rock band set up their charity in 2005 to raise money for victims of the tsunami in south-east Asia.

More recently, they held a second online event with proceeds contributing to the recovery and reforesting efforts in the aftermath of the southern California wildfires.

All of the profits from the latest auction will be donated to CARE for Cyclone Sidr disaster relief efforts. .

Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh on November 15th killing nearly 3,500 people and making thousands homeless.

The auction will last until Friday December 14th.

Meanwhile, the Grammy award winning band will kick-off their 2008 European tour in January.

The first concert will be at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany on January 16th.

They will perform in venues throughout France, Switzerland and the UK, before opening their North American tour on February 12th.

Recently Gwen Stefani announced plans to set up a college fund for the victims of the San Diego wildfires.

13/12/2007 12:18:08