Beady Eye release Beatles cover for Japan

Liam Gallagher performs with Beady Eye Beady Eye was formed by members of Oasis after Noel Gallagher left the band

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Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye have released a cover of Beatles song Across the Universe to raise money for the Japanese disaster relief effort.

The band played the track at a Japanese disaster benefit gig in London on Sunday having recorded it the previous day.

The Beatles originally recorded the song for 1969 WWF fund-raising album No One's Gonna Change Our World.

It was then re-recorded for the Let It Be album, released in 1970.

The song is available digitally through the Beady Eye website for 99p, with 69p from each download going to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Sunday night's gig at the Brixton Academy also featured Paul Weller, Primal Scream and The Coral and raised more than £150,000 for the appeal.

Beady Eye are made up of the final Oasis line-up minus Gallagher's brother Noel, who left Oasis in 2009.

The band released their debut album - Different Gear, Still Speeding - on 28 February.

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