Black Sabbath topped fashion retailer HMV's list of the best-selling classic rock T-shirts of 2012, according to the Independent.
Shirt sales took off after Robert Downey Jr. donned one in the movie The Avengers. According to a rep for HMV, T-shirt sales remain a good indicator of an act's popularity:
"This year over half the top 30 best-selling T-shirts at HMV were made up of vintage artists and, even though many of them have not been active with new material, they continue to sell in large quantities as many of these acts are revered, and with that comes a level of cool-ness and style that money or promotion can't always buy. Some performers can quickly come and go with the trends, but one genre that has an enduring appeal and seems to remain eternally popular with fans is classic rock and metal."
Other metal acts to make the list include Led Zeppelin (USA Tour 78), AC/DC (Angus and Brain) and Metallica (Skull Explosion).
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