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Rock Iconz – Black Sabbath on the Rock Walk of Fame

On this day in 1992 Black Sabbath was inducted in the the Rock Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA. Unlike the other walk of fame in Tinsletown, this is reserved for all our rock music heroes.

Our Rock Iconz Statue Series has been fortunate enough to work with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi on limited edition designs.

Tony’s statue is from the Black Sabbath era circa 1972 with him in one of the flowing silk tops. This was before going to the signature black stage wear. That Rock Iconz is in stock. Ships today, order here.

Ozzy’s Rock Iconz designs have been more from his solo era. Those designs are long since SOLD OUT, but we do have Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman and Bark at the Moon 3D Vinyl is limited supply. Don’t miss out, once the are SOLD OUT, they are gone forever. We have never rereleased any SOL OUT design in the history of KnuckleBonz. Order Here

We still hold out hope to create a set for the band adding Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. But, as you know, licensing for bands that are no longer performing together can be a challenge. KnuckleBonz only created officially licensed work.

Rock Hard this Holiday Season!

 

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Black Sabbath Never Say Die – Were You There?

September 1978, the KnuckleBonz® Krew were just getting back into the flow of a new high school year and Black Sabbath Never Say Die dropped on all us Back Street Kids. It was bitter sweet as the album had some really great moments, but for the first time as fans, we could start to see some of the cracks that were forming in the original Black Sabbath line up of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. The “Johnny Blade” track was the high pint for us. The bridge in that song is still send chills down the arms. Later that year we would see this tour live with “Special Guest” none other than Van Halen on their 1st national tour…what we wouldn’t give to set the way-back machine and see that show again.

We are fortunate to me working with Metal Lord Tony Iommi in  our Rock Iconz Statue Series at present. Tony’s Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition statue is on back order, but production just wrapped up on the new wave of production and is on the way to our US warehouse for the holidays miss out and reserve yours here.

Rock Hard!

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Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue Now Shipping

After the carnage wrought by 2020, we have gotten the initial production units for Tony Iommi’s Rock Iconz® statue to our USA warehouse and have begin shipping. Pre-Orders are always first to ship and go out in the order they were received. The remaining inventory is super limited so if you are a Black Sabbath fan, don’t miss out.

ORDER NOW: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/tony-iommi/

Tony Iommi is synonymous with the riff fuel metal. His innovative, de-tuned guitar tone is considered to be the blueprint that hundreds of bands have followed.

Born on February 19, 1948, in Birmingham, England, left-handed Tony picked up the guitar after being inspired by the likes of Hank Marvin & the Shadows as a teenager. Iommi’s musical career was nearly derailed prematurely as he suffered a horrible accident at a sheet metal factory when a machine sliced off the tips of the fingers on his right hand. Depressed and figuring that his guitar playing days were behind him, a friend turned him onto guitarist Django Reinhardt who lost use of two fingers in a gypsy caravan campfire accident. This inspired Tony to give the six-string another go with soft plastic tips attached to the ends of his fingers. Little did we know, this would be the touchstone for the Black Sabbath sound and what we all know now as heavy metal.

Each KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statue is hand-crafted. Never more than 3000 pieces are cast for super-fans worldwide. All Rock Iconz statues are officially licensed, limited edition collectibles. This is a fine-arts production process where each statue is hand-cast, painted and numbered. Rock Iconz are created in 1/9 scale making each statue 8 to 9 inches tall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue. Rock Hard!

Check out all the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour™ Collectibles here: www.knucklebonz.com

Roc Hard! Kbonz

 

 

Black Sabbath U.S. Tour 1978 T-Shirt

Officially licensed Black Sabbath t-shirt featuring a reproduction print of an original U.S. tour t-shirt from 1978. 100% cotton. Regular fit t-shirt. Black. .

Black Sabbath Creature T-Shirt

Officially licensed Black Sabbath Creature t-shirt featuring the Black Sabbath logo and creature on the front of the shirt. Men’s regular fit t-shirt. Black. 100% cotton. .

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8-Track Tape – Intro and Inspiration to Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath

8-Track Tape – Intro and Inspiration to Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath

While the 8-Track tape music format had many frustrating aspects and was somewhat limited for sound quality versus vinyl, it is still held in high esteem here at KnuckleBonz. 8-track tape is not only a 70s era tentpole, it’s the format that I was first introduced to Black Sabbath and Tony Iommi. Can still see the blistered covers of the first Sabbath recordings, Black Sabbath, Paranoid and Masters of Reality strewn throughout the car floorboard. We called on these memories when designing our Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue. The design captures Tony Iommi circa 1973 when he was wearing the long white sleeved shirts and white platform shoes. His red guitar was equipped with the classic monkey decal.

The Tony Iommi Rock Iconz statue is entering the later stages pf production and is scheduled to ship before the end of the year. Stay tuned to KnuckleBonz here and on social media for updates on the Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Limited Edition and all the KnuckleBonz products.

Check out all the new KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour collectibles now at www.knucklebonz.com

Rock Iconz® 3D Vinyl and Rock Iconz ON Tour™ are trademarks of KnuckleBonz, Inc.

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Candlemass “Doom’s Day” – Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

June 10th was forever known as “Doom’s Day,” when Candlemass released their debut album laying the cornerstone to a new musical genre “Doom Metal.”

Candlemass was inspired by the fathers of all forms of metal, Black Sabbath. Adding operatic vocals to to slow, ominous riffs, Candlemass departed from the common faire of the day coming  out of Europe which featured panicked speed and high pitched vocals.

While certainly not a commercial success on it’s initial release, the band was actually dropped by the original record label because of slow sales. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is now permanently etched in the timeline of all true metal fans of any form.

Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” Track Listing:

1. Solitude
2. Deaths Gate
3. Crystal Ball
4. Black Stone Wielder
5. Under The Oak
6. A Sorcerer’s Pledge

Drop the needle on this metal masterpiece today…

Rock Hard!

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Tony Iommi – What Era for the Next Rock Iconz Statue ?

We have just completed a 2nd wave of production of our original Tony Iommi Rock Iconz® Statue. That is on the way to our USA warehouse and is mostly reserved by fans who have already back-ordered this limited edition. No FoMO…

It’s now time to start designing Tony’s next Rock Iconz statue. So much to choose from across all the years of Black Sabbath. FYI – Tony is the only Sabbath member to appear on every single recording and live show of the band. Sound off and let us know what you would like to see. Tony in his classic black attire from mid to late 70s Sabbath, or the black learher coat from the final Sabbath Tours, or something else”?? Sound off! Rock Iconz are created for you, the Superfans of music.

There’s still time to reserve our current Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue from circa 1973. Tony is wearning one of his flowing white tops and playing his signature red axe. Reserve your here.

Rock Hard!

 

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Live Aid on this Day 1985 – Did You Tune in?

July 13th 1985 the first ever global simulcast takes place with a live performer live-up like the world has never seen. Literllay ever major performer from that era has a Live Aid story of their performance, or why they were not on the bill. The “Bohemian Rhpasody” film chronicales the QUEEN drama with Freddie Mercury returning for that legendary set. Wimbley Staduim packed in 72,00 fans and was followed by the JFK Stadium Philadelphia USA perfromances with just under 90K in attendance. This is the height of the “MTV Era” so poster boys and girls for that time like Sade, Simple Minds, Howard Jones and Adam Ant had sets at the Wimbley show. The big boys were there of course  Black Sabbath performed with Ozzy Osbourne, U2, The Who and David Bowie all performed. Mick Jagger and Bowie were to perform a muti-continent live duet, but technical issues quashed that and we had to be satisfied with lip synch. Many don’t remember that Live Aid was a true global event with bands like Loudness performing from Japan…loved that guitar tone Akira! Perfromances also came from Germany and Yugoslavoia. Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards closed the JFK evening.

Check out our QUEEN Rock Iconz set that captures Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon from a couple years earlier in the bands history. Pre Order QUEEN Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues Here

Did you tune in?

Rock Hard Today!

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KnuckleBonz Production Update “April 2021”

Here’s all the latest info for products at KnuckleBonz, Inc.…

NOW SHIPPING – 

AC/DC Cannon and Highway to Hell Road Case “On Tour ™” Collectibles – The “For Those About to Rock” AC/DC CANNON and the “On Tour” The Highway to Hell Road Case Road Cases have landed at the USA warehouse and are beginning to ship to AC/DC Superfans around the world. The Highway to Hell Ltd. Edition Road Case is already on back order. More are in production and will ship this fall. Order here to snag these AC/DC Limited Edition Collectibles: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ac-dc/

Scorpions “On Tour™ ” Roadcase – These On Tour Limited Editions from The Scorpions 1984 Love at First Sting Tour have landed at our USA warehouse. Pre-Orders have priority will begin shipping shortly. You can order here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/scorpions-road-case-on-tour-series-collectible/

KiSS “On Tour” Sign and Roadcase – The “On Tour” road case has landed and starts shipping to the KISS Army over the next few days. Keep an eye on your email for shipping conformation. Order you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/kiss-alive-road-case-on-tour-collectible/

Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue – The 1st production lot has landed and is beginning to go out to Pantera Superfan Pre-Orders. This is another super hot, super limited production. Don’t delay if you want to be FAR BEYOND DRIVEN. Order Here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/pantera-far-beyond-driven-3d-vinyl-series-collectible-statue/

BACKORDERS –

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue – Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue of Black Sabbath is on back-order with a street date of August/September. This is the last production run for this Iommi design. Reserve yours here to own a piece of Black Sabbath lore circa 1973:  https://knucklebonz.com/product/tony-iommi-rock-iconz-2/

GHOST – Ghost Nameless Ghoul White Guitar Rock Iconz® Limited Edition statue is on back order. A new and final production lot is underway with a tentative street date of August/September 2021. If you want a chance at this limited edition you can reserve it here https://knucklebonz.com/product/ghost-nameless-ghoul-white-guitar-iconz-statue-2/

Pink Floyd Pig “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – The pig is another casualty of the popularity surrounding hand cast limited editions. A 2nd production lots is underway for The Pink Floyd Pig from the Animals era of the band 1977. You can reserve you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/pink-floyd-the-pig-rock-iconz-on-tour-series-collectible-2/

AC/DC Hell’s Bell “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – The AC/DC Hell’s Bell will be chiming back into stock this fall. Order here to reserve your now…NO FoMO: https://knucklebonz.com/product/ac-dc-hells-bell-rock-iconz-on-tour-series-collectible/

STILL IN PRODUCTION – 

Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl® – This is one of the most difficult productions in KnuckleBonz 18 year history. Production continues and we are tracking for a Fall release to pre-orders. This first production all we plan to produce so reserve yours here if you are a Scorpions and 3D Vinyl Superfan: https://knucklebonz.com/product/scorpions-blackout-3d-vinyl/

Twisted Sister Rock Iconz– Dee and Jay Jay are in still in production and we hope to wrap up in June. This production has been the most impacted by Covid restrictions and supply chain disruptions.  Hang in there TS Superfans. We will get these to our US warehouse as soon as we can once production officially wraps. You can reserve Dee Snider and Jay Jay French Twisted Sister Rock Icons Ltd. Edition Statues here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/twisted-sister-rock-iconz-set-2-statues-2/

Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz – Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue 1st wave of is complete and on schedule for a May/June release. The 1st lot is on the way to our US warehouse. This is the only step that we have no control over as we have to clear the International ports. This Randy Rhoads design from the early days with Ozzy Osbourne is Super Hot and will be a sellout. Reserve you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/randy-rhoads-rock-iconz-statue/

AC/DC Angus Young and Brian John Rock Iconz – Production is moving along and remaons on schedule for the original fall 2021 ship dates. We just finished the package design and it’s with AC/DC management for approval. We will share images of that with you once we have band approval. Pre Order Angus and Brian here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/ac-dc-angus-and-brian-rock-iconz-statue/

QUEEN Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues – Separate Limited Edition statues for the entire band Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are in full production. This are going very well and all looks on track for the original Fall 2021 ship dates. Stay tuned here for QUEEN updates. You pre-order you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/queen/

Can’t tell you how much we appreciated all the great music Superfans around the world. You are what makes this all possible. We have such sights to show you through the rest of the year. Stay tuned…

Rock Hard!