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Monday's Odd Item In The Den-Black Sabbath Skateboard

by Jennifer Taylor

A Black Sabbath-themed skateboard, sold in a very limited run during the group’s 1999 U.S. reunion tour with Ozzy Osbourne, has sold for two grand on eBay.

All four of the skateboard’s wheels feature the Black Sabbath logo, with the slogan “Never Say Die” and a pair of yin-and-yang twins featured on the deck. The seller says he purchased the item, which was still sealed, at Sabbath’s Philadelphia stop, which took place on February 18, 1999 and found the reconstituted founding lineup playing a set that included ‘War Pigs,’ ‘Snowblind’ and ‘Iron Man,’ among others.

Black Sabbath had participated in a couple of single-show appearances with Osbourne in 1985 and 1992, but the late-’90s shows represented the first full-length tour since he split with the group in 1979. Guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, two other members of Sabbath’s initial lineup, are in the midst of another reunion with Osbourne these days. The long-awaited studio return ’13′ is slated for June release, and another U.S. tour is planned.

By UltimateClassicRock.Com