There seems to be a lot of band contests these days, and you’d think a company like Gibson Les Paul would be one whose terms you could trust. Apparently, Tonedeff won the Lalapolooza Last Band Standing contest in 2006, and has spent over 1 1/2 years trying to cash in on the $10,000 prize.
Tonedeff is a hip hop artist, and apparently Gibson was a little annoyed to be giving drums and guitars away to someone who wouldn’t actually use them; they’d probably just be eBay fodder. Still, a contest prize is a contest prize, no? Check out the sad story at the Consumerist and QN5, Tonedeff’s label blog. [thanks, EKA Hosting]]]>