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Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath Star Crossed on Sept 18th, 1970

September 18th 1970 is a one of the most star-crossed days in rock music history. On this day, the original wave of guitar heroes crashed with the death of Jimi Hendrix; although many would argue Hendrix was a tsunami on his own. Sept 18th 1970 also marked the advent of what we now know as “metal” with the release of the seminal Black Sabbath record Paranoid.

By all accounts, Jimi Hendrix was at a transitional point in 1970, living in London with some sincere doubt about the recording industry and where he wanted to take his career. While there have always been questions and doubts, there has never been any information to say Jimi’s death was anything but a tragic mistake with sleep medication.

We recognize Paranoid was the 2nd record for “Brummies” Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, but the tracks on the record speak for themselves. After this release, Sabbath shifted gears and begin to tour worldwide as a headliner, and enjoying their only real radio play from that era with the single Paranoid. Drop the needle on that record now, it immediately transports you to an amazing time in music, but it also holds up so well. Any band would give body parts to have their name on that album today.

We currently have 2 different KnuckleBonz Jimi Hendrix Ltd. Editions Statues that are still available to our website. Check out Hendrix from the Hear That Train a Comin’ and Woodstock eras here.

Later this fall we will announce our 1st ever Black Sabbath KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Statue set taking you back to circa 1975. Stay tuned here on official socials media for pre-sale information.

Rock Hard…

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Ghost Pays Tribute to Death and Chuck Schuldiner Live in Florida

You can say what you want about GHOST and where they fit into the metal scene; we totally dig the band here if you have not noticed. But, last night in Tampa, GHOST covered Death’s Zombie Ritual from their seminal Scream Bloody Gore album during their live show last night at Yuengling Arena. Most will agree that this record from Death and founder/leader/song writer Check Schuldiner, is the to now call “Death Metal.” Amazing heaviness, speed, precision, odd time signatures and Chuck’s amazing vocals blew us all away in May of 1987…So cool that Tobias Forge and GHOST paid tribute while in FLA. Good on ya’ GHOST !

Other metal artists have been drawn to this classic track from Death and Scream Bloody Gore. Brazilian thrashers Sepultura, covered  this a a Bonus Track on their 2013 The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be Hearts in 2013.

Check out the GHOST collectibles created by KnuckleBonz over the past 4 years here.

If you are paying attention, KnuckleBonz just signed a license with the Chuck Schuldiner Estate and will be bringing you some “Deadly” collectibles very soon…stay tuned here and via official social media sites for updates.

Rock Hard!

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34 Years of Lady Justice – We Celebrate the Metallica Masterpiece

34 years ago today Metallica release And Justice for All… to both critical and commercial acclaim. The track One would win James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Jason Newsted their first Grammy. That same video would break Metallica to a wider audience outside of the thriving Thrash scene of the late 80s and set them on the trajectory that we see today. Sadly, this was the first album after the tragic death of the great Cliff Burton.

We have honored Lady Justice and the And Justice for All album art in our KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl(R) collector series. “The Lady” stands 12 inches tall and is hand cast and detailed. Only 1988 have been created for Metallica Superfans worldwide.

Order Metallica Lady Justice Ltd. Edition Statute here.

All KnuckleBonz products are officially licensed limited editions. Once a design is SOLD out or retired, it is gone FOREVER, No FoMO.

Rock Hard today!

 

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Happy Bday Freddie Mercury – The Definition of Rock Iconz

Look in the dictionary next to “Rock Star” and you will see Freddie Mercury’s picture…The definition of Rock Iconz

The life of Farrokh Bulsara began on the East African island of Zanzibaron September 5, 1946. 25 years later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury, he was fronting the now legendary rock group named Queen.

The Bulsara family moved to Middlesex in 1964 and from there Freddie joined up with a blues band called Wreckage while studying graphic design courses at Ealing College of Art. While singing for Wreckage, a fellow student introduced Freddie to Roger Taylor and Brian May, founder members of a band called Smile. Smile metamorphosed into Queen when Freddie joined Roger and Brian as the lead vocalist. The final member of the band, which was to stay together for the next 20 years, was bassist John Deacon, who joined the band on 1st of March 1971.

The rest is rock history. EMI Records and Elektra Records signed the band and in 1973 their debut album Queen was released and hailed as one of the most exciting developments ever in rock music. Very soon Queen’s popularity extended beyond the shores of the UK as they charted and triumphed around Europe, Japan and the USA where in 1979 they topped the charts with Freddie’s song Crazy Little thing Called Love. Freddie Mercury, who majored in stardom while giving new meaning to the word showmanship, left a legacy of songs, which will never lose their stature as classics to live on forever.

Despite twenty years having passed since Freddie lost his life to HIV complications, he remains in the minds of millions throughout the world as one of the greatest artists we will ever see.

We are at the end of the release of our 2nd KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Statue. No FoMO ! You can order Freddie Mercury here

All KnuckleBonz 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 1/9th scale making them 8 to 9 inches tall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue.

 

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KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Beverage Series Announces The Black Crowes “Twice as Hard” Ale

The Black Crowes ® “Twice as Hard” Ale is the latest in the KnuckleBonz ® Beverage Series, is brewed by Calicraft Brewing Co. ® and is now available for pre-sale online at CraftShack ® . Pre-order and reserve The Black Crowes ® “Twice as Hard” Ale at https://craftshack.com/products/insert product url).
With aromas of stone fruits and toasted grain are balanced with a subtle bitter finish, the beer is bright, crisp, and easy drinking. Pre-orders are accepted now; the beer is anticipated to ship in October 2022. Free Poster to the first 500 customers: The Black Crowes fans who order first will receive a limited-edition collectible poster included free with their order. This poster is offered in a limited
edition; this only ships to the first 500 customers.

Pre-Order Here

“It’s a big thrill to be working with one of our favorite bands here at KnuckleBonz. We've been rocking hard with The Black Crowes from the very beginning,” says Tony Simerman, CEO/Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. For more information about KnuckleBonz and the music branded beverage line, visit https://knucklebonz.com/.

The Black Crowes, led by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, released their debut album Shake Your Money Maker over 30 years ago. The authentically gritty blues-rock album went double platinum in its first year. Today, over 30 years later, fans are celebrating the reunion of Chris and Rich Robinson, who are touring as The Black Crowes once again, playing the iconic record, Shake Your Money Maker, start to finish! Check the product page for more details and to see the list of states where the beer can ship.

KnuckleBonz, Inc. (KnuckleBonz.com) is a music merchandising company focused on the creation of high-end products for music Superfans since 2003. KnuckleBonz is committed to fine craftsmanship and artistry and has developed the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl™ and On Tour™ collectible series. With a passion for music and a drive to make the highest quality products possible, this collaboration on the music-based craft beer line emphasizes that KnuckleBonz is solely focused on offering quality products specifically for the music superfan.

About The Black Crowes In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta’s Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick in the ass with Shake Your Money
Maker. Fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard,” “She Talks To Angels,” and the break-through cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the
band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New America Band Readers Poll” in late 1990.   The Black Crowes went on to release eight studio and four live albums, selling in the tens of millions along the way; they sold out shows around the world; had legendary guitarist Jimmy Page join as a member; got kicked off a tour with ZZ Top for
insulting the sponsor; got screwed by bad record deals; got married and divorced, fought amongst themselves and against the rest
of the world.  In other words, they’ve done everything a legendary rock group should do.

Calicraft Brewing Co. (Calicraft.com) started with a passion for crafted beverages, with the belief that better products can create a better world. Beverages can be more than delicious; they can solve problems and support sustainability. Whether through collaborations, sourcing or storytelling, our products strive to be both delicious and meaningful. Our products
reflect our values and beliefs.

The Black Crowes ® Ale ©2022 Here Hare Here, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Under License from Bravado International Group.
Editorial Contact: pr@knucklebonz.com | (800) 638-4180

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KnuckleBonz Warehouse Moving Sale ! ! !

It’s been a decade since we have upgraded the KnuckleBonz warehouse facilities. We’ve grown so much in that time that we simply have to move to a bigger facility. As a result, we are offering deep discounts to you the fans to help reduce the amount of KnuckleBonz collectibles that need to make the move.

We would rather offer one-of-kind savings to all you great fans than pay a trucking company.

As a result you can Now Save 35% on dozens of IN-STOCK KnuckleBonz Collectibles. Many have never been on Sale at any time.

Check out the KnuckleBonz Warehouse Moving Sale here

On sale are KnuckleBonz Collectibles from such great bands and performers as QUEEN, Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC, Yngwie Malmsteen, Pantera, KISS, Ghost Cardinal Copia, Billy Idol. Steve Stevens, Pink Floyd, Scorpions, Twisted Sister, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister, Motley Crue, Megadeth, Rush, Mercyful Fate and more….

Thx as always and Rock Hard this Labor Day Weekend.

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KnuckleBonz Announces New Iron Maiden “Piece of Mind” Ltd. Edition Statue

Excited to share first images of the new KnuckleBonz Iron Maiden Piece of Mind Ltd. Edition Statue. This is the 2nd Iron Maiden statue for the 3D Vinyl® Collector Series. Iron Maiden Number of the Beast 3D Vinyl launched earlier this year.

Pre-Order now and receive 20% Off for a limited time.

The Iron Maiden Piece of Mind Ltd. Edition Statue design in very unique in that it is almost a diorama type of set up. Have not created anything like in the almost 20 years of KnuckleBonz. The amazing original Piece of Mind album art by Derek Riggs dictated this approach. We are all very excited about the result here at the KnuckleBonz Studio.

The statue is also one of the largest we have ever created with dimension coming at 10 Inches wide X 10 Inches tall X 7 inches deep. The shipping weight is approximately 8Lbs.

Not more of 1983 of this statue will be hand cast and numbered for Iron Maiden Superfans worldwide.

Estimated ship date is early 2023.

Up the Irons !

Rock Hard this Friday !

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Robert Plant, Phil Lynott and Dimebag Darrell “The Great Rock Conjunction”

If you were paying attention to the stars this weekend you might have noticed the significance of August 20th.  On that single day, 3 of the greatest rock music performers and song writers were all born. Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame was born in 1949, Dimebag Darrell of Pantera born in 1966 and the elder Robert Plant born in 1948. There are a few photos of Phil Lynott and Robert Plant together, but doubtful if the 3 of them had much if any interaction. However,  can you imagine that band? Holy sh*t!!!

KnuckleBonz has been fortunate to create 3 Dimebag Darrell Ltd. Edition statues. Check out the current Pantera work here from KnuckleBonz.

Our KnuckleBonz Phil Lynott statue design just got approved and we will be rolling that out for pre-order soon…stay tuned.

Rock Hard this Monday…

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Happy BDay Rock Iconz John Deacon of QUEEN

KnuckleBonz wishes a very Happy Birthday to Rock Iconz John Deacon of QUEEN…Have a great day Deacy !

Queen bass player John Richard Deacon, born on this day 1951. John’s interest in music was growing at an incredibly early age and he took the decision to learn how to play the guitar. He was soon well practiced enough to form his first band, The Opposition.

Over the next few years, The Opposition went through numerous line-up changes and played many gigs. The Opposition’s bassist left the band, it fell to John to fill the gap. John was now playing the bass.

In October of 1970, John went to see a performance by a new band called Queen. Several months later, in early 1971, John again encountered Queen, when he was introduced to Brian May and Roger Taylor. Queen had just lost their seventh bass player and they asked John if he was interested in auditioning. Days later John found himself at a lecture hall at Imperial College where the band was rehearsing. Not long after, on 1 March 1971, John Richard Deacon became the fourth and final member of Queen.

John’s image as ‘the quiet one” began to evolve on the band’s third album, Sheer Heart Attack. His first song first composition for Queen appeared, with the rather catchy Misfire. John’s writing skills flourished in the recording sessions which followed. He would go on to compose some of Queen’s biggest and most popular hits including You’re My Best Friend, I Want To Break Free’ and Another One Bites the Dust, propelling Queen’s career to new heights.

Today John lives a life retired from Queen but still takes an interest in the continuance of the legacy of the band, and remains in contact with former bandmates, Roger Taylor and Brian May.

We are coming to the end of our QUEEN Rock Iconz set and it will be SOLD OUT very soon. Order here today…Don’t Miss Out

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 1/9th scale making them 8 to 9 inches tall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue.