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Pantera Album “Far Beyond Driven” – The Day It Ruled the Music World

This week in 1994, Pantera’s “Far Beyond Driven” shocked the music world by debuting at #1 on the Billboard Charts. This was no real surprise to metal music fandom, but it did jolt the popular music world. It was the 1st time a metal record had debuted in the charts at top slot. Even more amazing, is that Phillip Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown had not taken step back on the aggression meter to achieve mass market success. Quite the opposite. The band had ratcheted things up a notch from  of “Vulgar Display of Power” to deliver something even more brutal.

We have honored this Pantera heavy metal masterpiece in our 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition Collector Series. 3D Vinyl brings the great album art to life in limited edition statues. Each piece is hand cast and detailed and ships with a hand numbered certificate of authenticity. All KnuckleBonz® work is officially licensed. Limited to only 1994, the statue is a desktop mount design. Dimension at 7″ Wide X 8.5″ Deep X 8″ Tall.

Production is complete and these statues have arrived at the US ports and are gong thru customs now. Hope to be ship later in April.

Pre-Order Here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/pantera-far-beyond-driven-3d-vinyl-series-collectible-statue/

Rock Hard! Kbonz

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Super Limited – Ghost Cardinal Copia Rock Iconz® Variants “NOW SHIPPING”

If you are paying attention, you will see we have silently launched variant designs for our original GHOST Cardinal Copia Rock Iconz® Statues. Cardinal Copia “White Tux” and Cardinal Copia “Black Cassock” are now shipping. We launched these via our opt in e-mailing list last Friday and the super limited edition of 333 per design is almost gone. Posting here for the faithful that follow GHOST and KnuckleBonz for 1st crack at the rare variant designs.

In 18 years, we have only done a very small number of variant designs. Jimi Hendrix is probably the most well known. We did a gray scale, color and bronze coated casting of our 1st Hendrix statue.

GHOST fans have been lobbying for more Cardinal Copia since the 1st Rock Iconz designs went so fast. We were happy to oblige, Ghost fans are amazing. Cardinal Copia “White Tux” variant, has the good Cardinal with his White Fedora and his black and silver cane with the serpent head handle. The base is taken from the original SOLD OUT Red Cassock design. The Cardinal Copia “Black Cassock” limited edition has the Cardinal on top the the “Rats” base design in stunning red.

Order these rare, super short run GHOST Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues here. Only 333 are being cast: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ghost/

Rock Hard! Kbonz

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Metallica Lars Ulrich Custom Packing – Rock Iconz

Here’s a a couple of shots showing the custom packing for the Rock Iconz® Collector Series. Pictured here are the designs for  Metallica Lars Ulrich’s Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue. These are designed and drop tested to keep the statue safe as it travels to Metallica Superfans around the globe. There’s actually (2) designs as the Metallica production was done in multiple locations across different teams over the course of 2020 to keep things moving during multiple work stoppages due to Covid-19.

Some of our collectors have contacted us to say they are missing parts like drum sticks,  drum legs and microphone for James Hetfield. In most cases, it was simply a matter of not knowing the parts are shipped separately to avoid breakage of these very small and fragile parts. These shots in our Blog show the location of all the separate pieces for the Lars Rock Iconz Statue in the internal packing. In the case of the microphone for James and sticks for Lars , they are painted black and tend to blend into the custom shaped slots in the black custom packing.

As always, if you have any issues with any KnuckleBonz products, contact your place of purchase and they will make sure you are happy with your collectible.

Rock Hard! Kbonz

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Display Cases for Metallica Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues ??? ” The Answer is Yes ! “

Now that Metallica  Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statues for James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo are shipping, lots of you have been asking. if they will fit into our lighted display cases??? The answer is YES…

In the KnuckleBonz® Blog is a shot of Lars Ulrich in one of our lighted display cases. All Metallica Rock Iconz designs have the same size base fitting tightly into our display cases.

Lighted Display Case dimensions are…

Display case top/bottom:  15.75″ height x 7.78″ width  x 7.78″ depth

Interior Dimensions/Area where Collectible is Featured: 11.81″ height  x 7.78″ width x 7.78″ depth

Sometimes our Rock Iconz designs demand a larger or taller dimension, so not all KnuckleBonz collectibles fit into these cases. If you are unsure, you can always hit up our great people at customer service. They are the best and always there to help Superfans Worldwide. Phone 800.683-4180 or eMail support@knucklebonz.com

Check out our Lighted Display Cases Here: https://knucklebonz.com/?s=cases&post_type=product

Order Metallica Rock Iconz Here. They are sold in a set or as separate Rock Iconz Ltd Editions: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/metallica/

Rock Hard This Weekend! Kbonz

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Tony Clifton Coming to the Rock Iconz Series

To say it’s taken a while would be an understatement, but at long last, we are happy  to announce Tony Clifton is coming to the Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue Series. This will not be the bullshit Andy Kaufman “Faux Tony”. It’s the real Tony Clifton. The crooning, belligerent all-star will be sculpted at life-size and ship with a Harmon-Kardon sound system that belts out Tony hits..Volare!!!

Limited to Only 2112..Ships Fall of this same year.

Pre-Order Here: www.tonycliftonnevergonnahappen.com

Rock Hard! Kbonz

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Boogie Rock – Underrated to This Day

Just saw some studio footage of Grand Funk Railroad in the studio making the Multi-Platinum “We’re an American Band” album and it struck me how underrated the “Boogie Rock” bands are today. You know Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher SOLD OUT Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles for their 1971 concert. In a live setting, there’s no greater music than a set from bands like Foghat or ZZ Top. Even going further back to Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, drop the needle on the “Not Fragile” track. It’s still so heavy, but in that era…forgeddaboudit!  While labels fractured this music further with the “southern rock” label ect, it was still about great live music that made you want to stomp your feat. Even Angus Young described the early AC/DC days as being a “dance band.” Angus has said, “if people didn’t dance, they didn’t drink beer, and if they didn’t drink beer, you didn’t get invited back to play at that place.” It’s that simple.

Check out some of these great Boogie Rock Bands today like …Black Oak Arkansas, Brownsville Station, Humble Pie and Montrose with the great Ronnie Montrose. Yuh here us Sammy Hagar?

Rock Hard Today! Kbonz

Here’s the Grand Funk Footage:

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Happy Birthday Rock Iconz AC/DC Angus Young

A  “High Voltage Happy Birthday” to AC/DC’s Angus Young.

Like the electricity from “High Voltage,” Angus Young continues to power AC/DC into their 5th decade. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC’s fiery brand of hard rock has rolled on consistently selling out arenas and stadium tours.

Check our the Pre-Order for our Angus and Brian Johnson AC/DC Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue. Production is well underway and we are on track for a Fall 2021 release. Don’t miss out on this hand-cast officially licensed piece of hard-rock art. Only 300 will be created for AC/DC Superfans…

Pre-Order Here:  https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ac-dc/

Rock Hard! Kbonz

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April 1st – A Bitter Sweet Day in AC/DC History

April 1st is a bitter sweet day in AC/DC history and it has nothing to do with April Fools. It’s the day the band officially announced Brian Johnson as their new singer to replace Bon Scott after his tragic passing.

Brian may have been somehow destined for the AC/DC gig by Bon Scott himself. Before joining AC/DC, Bon was with his Aussie group, “Fang” doing a “Hail Mary” tour in the UK. This was a last chance for this struggling outfit and they opened for a moderately successful glam-rock group called “Geordie.” The singer was none other than Brian Johnson. Brian was actually sick during their set with a stomach ailment that had him drop to his side in pain during a couple numbers. Bon thought it was part of the performance and mentioned it to Angus Young and Malcolm Young some time later.  That mention got Brian on the audition list when AC/DC has decided to carry on and look for a replacement for Bon. The rest we now know is history.  AC/DC “Back in Black” was released later than year in July and the band was on their mega-stadium headliner trajectory that continues to this day.

Pictured in our blog is Angus Young atop Brian’s shoulders from circa 1980 in our AC/DC Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue design. Urban legend is that Bon was inspired to do this during the AC/DC shows because of seeing Brian pull this off in the Geordie live show. Brian would have to weigh in on what’s the real story there. The statue is in full production and tracking toward a Fall 2021 ship date.

Pre-Order AC/DC Angus and Brian Limited Edition Statue here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/ac-dc-angus-and-brian-rock-iconz-statue/

Rock Hard! Kbonz

 

 

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Van Halen “Women and Children First” Dropped On This Day in 1980

This was Van Halen’s 3rd studio release and they were now firmly atop the arena rock scene. Recorded in only 2 weeks, this record got lots of airplay, but take some time today to drop the needle on a couple of tracks. “Everybody Wants Some!!” is a fav here at KnuckleBonz. The intro shows off Eddie Van Halen’s effects wizardry and subtlety before the entire band comes in at 1:09 with the opening riff. No better way to kick off a weekend. Also too, check out a somewhat unheralded track  that starts off Side 2, “Tora Tora.” The EVH effects mastery is on display again but there is a ominous heaviness to this song that is a little “Un-Halen-like”. Eddie plays an imposing trill that Tony Iommi would be proud of.

By this time Eddie’s playing is getting  wide praise across the music industry with Rolling Stone making Hendrix comparisons. Thankfully they state that Eddie Van Halen “is no clone” which any Van Halen fans knows he was not. Rolling Stone had a bad habit of hating on bands all of us dug. Glad they got this one right.

Drop the needle on this classic this weekend.

Rock Hard! KBonz

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Metallica Monday is Coming – Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues

Metallica Monday is Coming – Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues Start Shipping Worldwide

The KnuckleBonz warehouse will be working throughout the weekend setting up to ship out all the Pre-Order of our Metallica Rock Iconz Statues for Lames Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet  and Robert Trujillo.

Orders are stacking up fast on this limited edition. Only 3000 are being created for Metallica Superfans worldwide. No FOMO…

All Rock Iconz have particular challenges. The tatts for James Hetfield were a bugger on this Rock Iconz production. Check out the whole band here at the Metallica order pages.

Order Here – https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/metallica/

Rock Hard this Weekend! Kbonz