Metallica's Hetfield Selling Restored Chevy on eBay
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Metallica singer James Hetfield is selling the black 1967 Chevrolet Camaro he drove in the band's video for "I Disappear" on eBay for charity.
With seven days left in the online auction, the latest bid by Thursday morning was $70,100, up from a starting offer of $8,000. Proceeds will be donated to music programs in schools.
Hetfield was given the car after the video shoot and has driven it for three years. The two-door automatic has 77,000 miles on the odometer and has been restored extensively.
The car can be found at http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2434079357.
Separately, Metallica announced on its metclub.com Web site that the band will ring in the New Year by playing a club gig at The Joint in Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale Saturday.
The band is preparing to tour South America, Japan and Europe in support of its new album, "St. Anger," which currently ranks at No. 74 on the U.S. pop charts, with sales of about 1.4 million copies.