The immortal Randy Rhoads was born on this day 1956. Music Misses You…
KnuckleBonz was founded in 2003 and our very first collectible statue creation was Randy Rhoads. We wanted to start with an artist that was both a great rock star and personality, as well as a master musician…could we have chose better than Randy Rhoads?
All our work is officially licensed with the artist or band so we have worked with the Rhoads family (Kathy, Kelli and Mrs. Delores Rhoads) to create unique collectibles to celebrate Randy for almost 20 years.
KnuckleBonz has created (3) Randy Rhoads statues from various points of his work with Ozzy Osbourne. But, in 2023 we will be bringing “Randy Freaks” a design from very early in Randy’s career before joining Ozzy. He ruled the Sunset strip and LA venues with his white custom guitar, classic bow tie and vest. Stay tuned for updates…
The current KnuckleBonz Randy Rhoads statue is part of our RARE Holiday Sale. Check it out here.
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.
Yesterday marked the 40th Anniversary of the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s 2nd studio album Diary of a Madman. Ozzy was in full slight as a solo artist at this time on the strength and performances surrounding the solo debut record, Blizzard of Ozz. This was also the high point for the great Randy Rhoads as a recording artist. More time in the studio allowed Randy to truly explore his brilliance. The record also has Lee Kerslake, formally of Uriah Heap, on drums. Although, the touring duties and recording going forward was to be handled by Tommy Aldridge of Black Oak Arkansas fame. If you never got to see Tommy on his double bass in a live set, you really missed something special.
We created Blizzard of OZZ for our 3D Vinyl® Statue series and it remains on the the finest examples of what this collectible category can be. Pictured here is a live shot from the KnuckleBonz studio. Only 1981 have been hand cast and detailed for Ozzy Osbourne Superfans worldwide. You can order this Limited Edition Here.
Also, check out our Randy Rhoads Rock Iconz® Lid. Edition statue that is now shipping. This design is from the touring of the earlier album Blizzard of Ozz. Randy stands about 8.5 inches tall in this limited edition sculpt. Order Here
Hard to grasp it’s been 39 years since we lost guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads. Can still remember the lingering effects of the damage we did from the partying at the Ozzy Osbourne Dairy of a Madman concert at the Omni in Atlanta March 17th, 1982. We got to see Randy Rhoads ablaze that night. Ozzy lifted Randy high over head, we cheered and head banged with no hint at what was to come. March 18th it was on to Nashville for what would be Randy’s last performance. On March 19th, 1982, he was gone…
Randy Rhoads was the inspiration and the engine for Ozzy’s first 2 solo records, “The Blizzard of Oz,” and “Diary of a Madman.” It’s fair to ask, how would Ozzy’s career would have progressed if Randy was not there for that critical, but all too brief time?
We have included a short video here from the KnuckleBonz® production floor. Our work on the Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statues continues and is going well. Still on track for the May/June ship date. This is one of the fastest sellers in the 18 years of KnuckleBonz. Pre-Order now to be part of not more that 3000 Superfans to own this limited edition collectibles. This production is officially licensed with the Rhoads Family and the Randy Rhoads Trust. You can Pre-Order Here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/randy-rhoads-rock-iconz-statue/