Status Quo celebrate 40 years in the industry later this year and will mark the occasion with the release of a new greatest hits collection, a Christmas single, a tour and a celebrity auction.
Pictures: 40 Years of Hits is released by UMTV on November 3 on an array of formats including 4CD EarBook, 3CD featuring DVD, 2CD, USB, digital and vinyl.
It will be followed by a Christmas single, It’s Christmas Time, the band’s first crack at the festive charts.
The album launch party is being held at auction house Bonhams on November 5.
A range of musicians, artists and stars – including Brian Wilson and Andrew Marr - have created their own version of a Status Quo single or album cover and their creations will go under the gavel, with all proceeds going to The Prince’s Trust.
The band will play a UK winter tour, promising a “one-off setlist packed with hits”.