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Paul McCartney, Adam Yauch and Other Stars Support the Tony Hawk Foundation

Check out their unique deck designs, now up for auction

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Miki Vuckovich

The Tony Hawk Foundation has united skaters and musicians for Board and Bands, a collaborative fundraising project. Each artist wrote their lyrics on a series of old skateboards from various pros, creating unique pieces of visual art; now fans and street-shredders alike can bid on the boards on eBay, with proceeds going toward building new skate parks.

Tony Hawk teamed with Paul McCartney, Jamie Thomas partnered with Bob Dylan, Mike Vallely got together with Tom Petty and Bucky Lasek worked with the late Adam Yauch, among other collaborations. Here, check out each decorated board – and if you're in Los Angeles, you can see them on display at the Grammy Museum until December 13th, when the auction ends. Skate, destroy and rebuild.

By JON BLISTEIN and RJ CUBARRUBIA

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Ben Harper and Bob Burnquist

Ben Harper scrawled the lyrics to "Burn One Down," off his 1995 record Fight for Your Mind, on the board of Brazilian skate hero Bob Burnquist.

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch and Bucky Lasek

The late, great Adam Yauch got colorful when he scrawled the lyrics to the Beastie Boys' "Bodhisattva Vow" across three of Buckey Lasek's boards, one of which appropriately reads "Free Tibet." 

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Bob Dylan and Jamie Thomas

Bob Dylan tricked out Jamie Thomas' pitch-black deck with golden lyrics to his timeless anthem "Blowin' in the Wind."

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Jimmy Cliff and Lance Mountain

Lifelong skater Lance Mountain got his tri-colored board decorated by reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, who wrote out the lyrics to his track "Born to Win."

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Tom Petty and Mike Vallely

There was no stopping Tom Petty from scribbling the lyrics to "Won't Back Down" in silver on Mike Vallely's electric orange board.

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Ben Harper and Rodney Mullen

Ben Harper covered Rodney Mullen's skateboard with the lyrics to his track "God Fearing Man."

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Paul McCartney and Tony Hawk

With white, green and red ink, Paul McCartney decorated Tony Hawk's deck with the lyrics to the Beatles' "Blackbird" – and placed particular, fitting emphasis on the line "for this moment to arise!!!"

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Jody Morris/© Tony Hawk Foundation 2012

Metallica and Steve Caballero

Steve Caballero's skull-embossed board received adornment from James Hetfield, who wrote out the lyrics to Metallica's "Motorbreath."