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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lars Ulrich auctions off 1-hour personal drum lesson for $35,000

The charity auction is over, and one lucky fan has won a one hour, one-on-one drum lesson with Lars Ulrich, (in)famous drummer for Metallica.  The winning bidder put forth $35,000 to be donated to Andre Agassi's Foundation for Education.

The lesson wasn't all they won, however.  The advertisement for the auction promises that: "You and your guest are headed to Metallica headquarters in San Francisco. Here you will meet the co-founder of one of the greatest rock bands of all time; Lars Ulrich.
"Lars will begin your unbelievable day with a tour of Metallica headquarters, which includes Metallica's recording studio, rehearsal space and home of their fan club. Once inside the studio, you will have the privilege of receiving a one-hour private drumming lesson from one of the greatest drummers of all time.
"After Lars shows you a thing or two, you and your guest will join him for a private lunch. Almost too extraordinary to believe!"

Not sure about the factual accuracy of that last line, but you get the gist of it.  The auction was a part of the Grand Slam for Children event in Las Vegas, which ended up collecting $8.5 million for childrens charities with assistance from global celebrities.

Wouldn't it be great if the winner was Sean Fanning, founder of Napster?  It would be the most awkward drum lesson and private lunch of all time!  That would make a great screenplay for a movie...

Be right back, selling the idea to Universal.

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