Nasib baik la dalam scene Metal ni takde versi Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Kalau tak, sah benda ni masuk dan highlighted.
Pertamanya, nak kena bayar US$35K untuk SEJAM belajar drum. Mungkin harga paling mahal dalam dunia untuk satu jam belajar instrumen muzik.
Keduanya, dengan Lars Ulrich??? Difahami oleh majoriti pemuzik (terutamanya drummer) yang Lars Ulrich ni drummer yang so-so malah dikatakan drummer bernasib baik. Kalau tak kerana Metallica meletup, Lars tak akan survive dengan karier sebagai drummer. Ramai yang tahu, ketika merakamkan album pertama, Lars telah disuruh oleh produser untuk masuk kelas drum dulu (belajar teknik) baru masuk rekoding.
Apapun, oleh kerana ini adalah program fund-raising, kira boleh maaf la kan. Seperti yang dilaporkan oleh blabbermouth:
A one-hour private drumming lesson from METALLICA's Lars Ulrich attracted a winning bid of $35,000 as part of a fundraising drive for Andre Agassi's charity.
The tennis legend and philanthropist's 15th annual Grand Slam for Children benefit gala Saturday (October 9) at the Wynn in Las Vegas collected over $8.5 million with the help of music, film and TV stars.
All proceeds will benefit the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, a not-for-profit public charity dedicated to transforming education to create opportunities for children. Through its public charter school, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, the Foundation strives to provide underserved youth in Las Vegas with a quality K-12 education to prepare for excellence in college and beyond. Through state and national advocacy, the Foundation also works to increase investment and accountability in public schools.
A description of the package that was offered as part of the auction reads as follows:
"Want to be a rock star for a day? This is the experience you never dreamed money could buy. You and your guest are headed to METALLICA's headquarters in San Francisco. Here, in this exclusive space, you will meet the co-founder of one of the greatest rock bands of all time; Lars Ulrich. Lars is the drummer and member of the transcendent, celebrated band known as METALLICA. METALLICA has received nine Grammy awards and had five consecutive albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The group is widely recognized as one of the most influential bands of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide.
"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, website and merchandise department. 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!
"American Airlines will provide first-class airfare for you and one guest to complete this rare experience. You will also enjoy a two-night stay at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, a luxury hotel offering legendary service and stupendous views of the city's iconic sights.
"To remember this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will be sent home with all kinds of hot METALLICA gear to make your friends jealous. Now that's a rock star package!
"This package has been generously donated by Lars Ulrich and METALLICA. Flights and hotel were donated by Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and American Airlines. This package will be held at a mutually agreeable time in Marin, California. One Bay View King room at the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco will be provided for two nights and certain date restrictions apply. First-class airfare for two people with flights originating in the continental United States will also be provided. Transfers and meals are not included in the package other than what is specified in the package details. Package expires on December 31, 2011. This package is nontransferable and nonrefundable."
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