Rock veterans Status Quo have joined the art world after asking a host of celebrity pals to create paintings inspired by the group and its hits.
The Rockin' All Over The World hitmakers are auctioning off the art to benefit the Prince's Trust as part of the launch of a new Pictures: 40 Years of Hits box set and double album to mark the band's 40th anniversary.
The Quo 40th Anniversary Art Auction will feature inspired art from Quo fans like Beach Boys star Brian Wilson, Rolf Harris, Chris De Burgh, Alice Cooper, Brian May and the cast of hit U.K. soap Coronation Street.
Eight of the pieces will go under the hammer at London auction house Bonhams on 5 November (08) and the rest of the collection will be sold via a silent auction.
Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and the members of Status Quo have also created artwork for the charity auction.
Highlights include a painting of Quo live created by celebrity artist Rolf Harris, and artwork inspired by the band's Marguerita Time created by Irish singer Chris De Burgh and his daughter Rosanna Davison, Miss World 2003.
The auction works will also feature in a 120-page full colour book, which will accompany the four-CD Earbook version of the Pictures package. This will contain all of Quo's 75 U.K. singles, including the band's forthcoming first ever Christmas single It's Christmas Time.