Watch Cage Against the Machine record live!

Shhh! Follow our Ustream to watch pop stars including Pete Doherty and Billy Bragg record a cover of the John Cage composition, 4'33"

You've got to admire the cheek. Today in a London recording studio musicians including Pete Doherty, Billy Bragg, the Kooks, Imogen Heap and Orbital are gathering to record a version of John Cage's infamous 4'33" – a composition of pure silence. The aim is to send this silence (or at least the background noise in the room at the time) to the top of the charts at Christmas, thus preventing the winner of The X Factor from reaching No 1.

The project is called Cage Against the Machine, a reference to Rage Against the Machine whose Killing in the Name stopped Joe McElderry entering the charts at No 1 last Christmas. You can watch the whole thing being recorded live with our Ustream here ...

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