Get your rocks on surf style with sports-lifestyle brand Billabong (, which this May is launching a limited edition boardshort in collaboration with rockband Metallica. The short, available in white or black, features design symbols from the rock legends history, and will be sold in only 75 stores worldwide.

In other news, Billabong International Ltd announced a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $ 88.7 million for the six months to 31 December 2007. Group sales for the period rose 16% in constant currency terms (up 8% in reported Australian dollars) to $ 662.0 million, with all key regions showing double-digit revenue growth in constant currency terms. The company reported growth across its entire worldwide market, with Italy and Germany recording particularly outstanding performances.