Fightstar singer in world's coolest gig
Published Friday, 30 November 2012
Singer Charlie Simpson has rocked into the world record books by performing the coldest gig of all time in Siberia.
The ex-Busted band member braved the minus 30 degrees Celsius temperatures in Oymyakon on Sunday to play a 15-minute set in order to break the Guinness world record.
Simpson was warned by doctors that exposing his skin to such low temperatures could be damaging - but he staved off the cold by putting hand warmers into his clothes.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "This has been the trip of a lifetime. It was unbearably cold, and playing guitar with gloves on wasn't an option. We had to pack hand-warmers into my sleeves to stop frostbite."