Ever since Robert Johnson sold his to the devil at the crossroads struggling musicians have looked to cash in on their souls to pay the rent, just ask Vanilla Ice. But eBay has told 24-year American that he can't sell his soul on the popular internet auction site, despite having received a number of offers.
The appropriately named Dante Knox had hoped to raise money for his band Paradigm, but eBay scuppered his plans when they made it clear that you cannot auction anything that is not physical.
Apart from handing over the immaterial part of his being, Knox promised to give 10% of his annual earnings to the highest bidder as well as 10% of his will. The failed auction also included a £100,000,000 buy back clause. It sounds like the plot of a George Burns film.