Black Sabbath is selling a Black Lives Matter shirt designed in the same style as the band's iconic 1971 album Master Of Reality. The inspiration came from Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, who was sporting his own unofficial version of the shirt in an Instagram photo that Morello took with his mother.
The guitarist wrote alongside the picture, “My 96 yr old mom has been a tireless advocate for Black Lives her whole life. Proud to stand with her today, as always, in solidarity in the fight for a more just and humane country and planet.”
The photo caught the attention of Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, who commented, “Nice shirt and nice sentiment and awesome mum.”
Within a week, Sabbath recreated the shirt as an official merchandise item and put it up for sale, with 100 percent of the profits going to the Black Lives Matter organization. It's available for pre-order now and expected to ship on July 14th.