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Script star's jacket is a €1,700 hit for Haiti

Dublin rockers The Script may be relative newcomers to the music industry -- but they are still trumping legendary rocker Dave Grohl in a charity auction.

The band's lead singer Danny O'Donoghue donated the leather jacket he wore in the video of their hit single Breakeven for an auction with the Oxfam Haiti Earthquake appeal on eBay five days ago.

And the garment has managed to raise more than a guitar signed by the lead singer of the Foo Fighters.

Fans clamoured to get their hands on the crushed black leather jacket and it was won by one lucky bidder for €1,700.

And in spite of his lengthy music career, having previously been drummer for Nirvana before the Foo Fighters, Grohl's guitar, donated by Q magazine, is so far trailing behind, raising €800 in bids.

For those in doubt of the authenticity of Danny's jacket, the Glasnevin native even signed a note guaranteeing it.

Girlfriend

O'Donoghue was also wearing the jacket when he met his current girlfriend, model Irma Mali, who plays his love interest in the video.

Breakeven is fast becoming the band's most famous song and was just praised last week by US musician John Mayer, who went so far as to claim that the song was such a success last year that it will be impossible to beat in 2010.

"Every band with a single this year has a mission: beat Breakeven by The Script. Oh, yeah... good luck," Mayer said.

The seven-times Grammy winner made the announcement via his Twitter page.

The declaration will be welcome publicity for the band, as Mayer has nearly 3m followers on the social networking site.

Some of his fans include US talk show hosts Tyra Banks and Ellen DeGeneres, whose show the boys have already appeared on. After hearing Mayer's words of support, the boys thanked Jennifer Aniston's ex for the plug.

"Thanks so much for the mention. We are big fans of your music and it means so much to us as a new band that you would give us a plug," was the message left on the band's page.

The Script have made several appearances on US television, including a stint on teen drama 90210.

Their hit The Man Who Can't Be Moved was featured in The Ghost Whisperer.

cmcbride@herald.ie


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