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Iron Maiden “Killers” Album – 42 Years Since Paul Di’Anno

42 years ago today in the UK, Iron Maiden released KILLERS, there studio 2nd  album. This was the last recording with Paul Di’Anno and the first with guitarist Adrianne Smith. All Maiden albums are instant classics but this hold a special place for us here at KnuckleBonz for a couple of reasons. The first being, it has one of our all time Iron Maiden tracks WRATHCHILD ! The 2nd and most enduring reason, is the cover art by Derek Riggs sees Eddie take on the form that we know him today. The original cover for the debut album was created by the very same Derek Riggs before Maiden had come onto the scene, so it was only natural that he would reimagine him for KILLERS. There’s a cool art book out for all the Iron Maiden cover art called Run for Cover: The Art of Derek Riggs, do check that out.

KnuckleBonz® has created (2) Ltd. Edition Statues for our 3D Vinyl® for Iron Maiden Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind. Number of the Beast is shipping now. Piece of Mind just wrapped production and is on the way to our US warehouse to ship to pre-order Iron Maiden Superfans. Next up for us in our officially licensed work with Iron Maiden will be our take on KILLERS for a 3D statue design. Sculpting start next month for  Fall 2023 release. Stay Tuned here for updates.

Check out all the KnuckleBonz Iron Maiden Ltd. Edition Collectibles HERE.

Rock Hard!

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Pink Floyd Announces Animated Video Contest to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd Announces Animated Video Contest to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd is making an open call to all animators, both amateur and professional, to submit videos that capture the essence for one or all ten of the amazing songs on the Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon album (Speak to Me, Breathe (In the Air), On the Run, Time, The Great Gig in the Sky, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brian Damage, Eclipse).

Pink Floyd has a long history of collaborating with up and coming film makers dating back to their work with Ian Emes and Gerald Scarfe on the Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Pink Floyd The Wall releases.

Check out Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason explaining the contest here via the Pink  Floyd Official Instagram account here

More information about the Dark Side of the Moon animated video contest can be found on the official Pink Floyd Website here

KnuckleBonz is also hard at work to release (2) New On Tour Limited Edition Collectible Statues to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon. The Pink Floyd iconic Prism for the Dark Side of the Moon Album Cover. Stay tuned for those Pre-Sale Announcements.

You can see our current Pink Floyd Limited Edition Collectibles for the Pink Floyd Pig, Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here and Pink Floyd Division Bell Mr. Screen here at www.KnuckleBonz.com

Rock Hard this Week !

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AC/DC Powerage Album – The Most Underrated ?

Released in 1978, AC/DC Powerage was a “jagged edged gem,” but underrated in many years. This was the 5th studio album from the band, and the first to feature bass player Cliff Williams who would also add backing vocals. During the recording in 1977, the AC/DC w/ Bon Scott was really coming into their own. Tracks like Riff Raff, Sin City and Down Payment Blues told you all you needed to know about the band. Not a better combo of speed and raw energy, founded in the blues, existed at this time.

Powerage did perform slightly better than the previous AC/DC Let Their Be Rock, reaching #133 on the Billboard Charts.  The practice of multiple releases for different US markets was still in use with the Australian, UK and USA releases all having alternate mixes and album art.

Perhaps the best case that this is the most underrated album comes from the pinions of rock royalty, Eddie Van Halen and Keith Richards have both stated this was their favorite AC/DC record.  But the most ringing indorsement comes directly from the AC/DC camp. The album remained a favorite of AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young, who was quoted in AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll saying, “I know a lot of people respect it. A lot of real rock and roll AC/DC fans, the real pure rock and roll guys. I think that’s the most under-rated album of them all.

The AC/DC cover art we know best features the mighty Angus Young with photo effects to make it look like he is being electrocuted. Very coo, for the pre Photoshop era where all effects were film-based. Also totally in step w/ the bands early imagery. This is a KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl® design we have been working at on and off for about 2 years. The band has approved the design and we will be rolling that out to you for a limited edition on only 1978. This is in the 3D Vinyl format that sets the limited edition number to match the year the album was releases.

Check out all the current officially licensed KnuckleBonz AC/DC Collectibles here.

We also have a very small inventory of our Bon Scott Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue here.

Rock Hard this week!

 

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Production Updates – KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz and 3D Vinyl January 2023

KnuckleBonz® January 2023 – PRODUCTION UPDATE

Here’s a quick update on the all the KnuckleBonz productions as of this AM here from our SF Bay Area studios. Many products wrapped production  this week and new 2023 projects are gearing up. Here’s the full scoop.

Iron Maiden Piece of Mind 3D Vinyl® Ltd. Edition Statue – Production is wrapped and Maiden Piece of Mind is in route to out USA warehouse to go out to pre-orders. Inventory is limited so get in the pre-order queue to have any chance at this 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue. Up the Irons !!!

John Lennon Rock Iconz®  Ltd. Edition Statue  – John Lennon production completed this week and is on the way to our US warehouse. Stay tuned here for specific updates on pre-order shipping. ship date. You can still pre-order here.

Cliff Burton Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue – Cliff Burton production is complete and is in the container on the way to our US warehouse. . Pre-Order now to make sure you are part of the few Cliff Burton Superfans to own this very special ltd edition.

Thin Lizzy Phil Lynott Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue – Mass production completed this week and Phil Lynott is also in route to our US warehouse to go to Thin Lizzy/Lynott Superfans. Stay tuned here for specific updates for shipping.

KnuckleBonz Black Sabbath Rock Iconz Statue Set Production has been flowing well and we are beginning final painting and detailing on Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward Rock Iconz Statues. Production is on track for late Spring ship date. Don’t miss out on the massive pre-sale special pricing here…

Misfits Jerry Only Rock Iconz Statue – Misfits Jerry Only statue wrapped production and is on the way to KnuckleBonz US warehouses. Stay tuned here for landing and ship dates to pre-orders. Pre Order The Misfits Jerry Only here.

DEATH Scream Bloody Gore 3D Vinyl Scream Bloody Gore production went at record pace and it has already wrapped production and is in route to our US warehouse. All looks good for a Spring 2023 ship date to pre-orders. Pre0Order here to have any chance at this amazing 3D Vinyl design.

DEATH Chuck Schuldiner Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue Chuck Schuldiner’s production was done side by side with Scream Bloody Gore and has also wrapped production. All looks good for a Spring 2023 ship date to pre-orders.

Guns N’ Roses Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen rolled right along and actually wrapped a little early. All looks good for a Spring 2023 ship date to pre-orders. Pre-Order Guns N’ Roses here to have any chance at this amazing 3D Vinyl design.

Behind the scenes “2023 Sneak Peaks” from KnuckleBonz:

*AC/DC will be coming to the KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl Series with Powerage. New Angus Young and Malcolm Young Rock Iconz designs are being finished and will go to the band for approval soon.

*A New Randy Rhoads KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz design has been approved by the Randy Rhoads Estate and is in pre-production for a late Summer release. This design captures Randy in the early part of his career when he owned the Sunset Strip, just ahead of his years with Ozzy. Think bow-tie and Polka-Dot Vest…

*Cheech and Chong Collectible Statues are in design featuring the comedy duo from the iconic Shred Session in Cheech and Chong’s next movie.

*KISS Destroyer Era KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Statue designs for Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter are in sculpting and will roll-out later this Spring. Probably a Fall ship date for this new KISS Set from KnuckleBonz.

Stay tuned here for more specific updates…

Rock Hard this Weekend !

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KnuckleBonz is celebrating Rock Iconz Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott Today…Us “rockers” Miss You!

KnuckleBonz is celebrating Rock Iconz Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott today…Us “rockers” miss you!

The passing of Phil Lynott, the amazing frontman, song writer, rocker of Thin Lizzy, left a gaping hole in the hearts of rock fans around the world. Now, nearly four decades later, his legacy lives on through an incredible tribute from KnuckleBonz: The Thin Lizzy Phil Lynott Rock Iconz statue.

You can Pre-Order the KnuckleBonz Thin Lizzy Phil Lynott statue here.

Slated for release Spring 2023.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Thin Lizzy’s seminal live album, “Live and Dangerous“. Recorded over two nights in London and Toronto in 1977, the double-album captured a unique moment in rock history – the band at their most powerful, with Phil Lynott serving as their driving force. The setlist from this historic live recording is blur print for hard rock:

Jailbreak

Emerald

Southbound

Rosalie

Dancing In the Moonlight

Massacre

Still In Love with You

Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed

Cowboy Song

The Boys Are Back in Town

Don’t Believe a Word

Warriors

Are You Ready?

Suicide

Sha La La

Baby Drives Me Crazy

The Rocker

Pick up this amazing release of Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous later this month from your favorite record store this month.

Rock Hard!

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RARE Holiday Sale is ON – KnuckleBonz Turning 20 in 2023

Our once a year holiday sale rages on with up to 25% Off RARE KnuckleBonz Limited Edition Statues from the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour ™ Series.

Officially licensed design form the like of Metallica, James Hetfield, QUEEN News of the World 3D Vinyl, Misfits Earth A.D., Jimi Hendrix, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Biggie Smalls Notorious B.I.G, Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and many others….CHECK OUT the Holiday SALE HERE.

Also check out the new Pre-Order KnuckleBonz collectibles for Black Sabbath, Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy, Death Check Schuldiner and more at www.knucklebonz.com

For those of you how have been with us since the beginning, you will note that KnuckleBonz turn 20 in 2023. Lots of amazing sites to show you and super cool anniversary stuff coming in the new year. We can’t wait to show you.

Rock Hard this holiday season and Merry Xmas to all from the KnuckleBonz Krew.

See ya in 2023…

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A Very Hendrix Xmas from the KnuckleBonz Lighted Stage

Came in the KnuckleBonz studio this AM to find a wonderful Christmas card from all the people at Authentic Hendrix. We set up Jimi on the lighted stage for a quick shot to spread some really groovy holiday cheer…

We have been fortunate to work with the Jimi Hendrix Estate dating back to 2005. Out first design was the grey-scale Jimi Hendrix from circa 1967 when we was taking the music world by storm in London. There was a color variant of that design in the military jacket that is still one of the most sought after KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Statues.

Our current Jimi designs capture Hear That Train a Comin‘ acoustic Jimi as well as Hendrix at Woodstock 1969. There a RARE Holiday Sale going now where you can see these officially licensed limited editions statues at 25% Off retail. Dont’t miss out…SHOP HOLIDAY SALE HERE

Rock Hard this holiday season !

 

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Death Chuck Schuldiner KnuckleBonz Statue – Box Art “First Looks”

Death Chuck Schuldiner KnuckleBonz Statue – Box Art “First Looks”

Pre-Order Chuck Schuldiner Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue and Scream Bloody Gore 3D Vinyl exclusively from KnuckleBonz Here

We are cranking through the holidays on all our Pre-Order productions and just got approval from the Chuck Schuldiner Estate on that package design. Here’s a 1st look…

Our first concept for the package design used the HUMAN album art and it was very cool. But, Chuck’s Estate felt the Sound of Perseverance art would be most fitting as that is the era for the statue design. The Dynamo Open Air 1998 Eindhoven video was instrumental in the Rock Iconz statue reference. Both the album and that performance were 1998.

Production is going well and the statue should be ready to go out to all Pre-Orders in Spring 2023.

Don’t miss out on our RARE Holiday Sale happening now. SAVE 20% on select KnuckleBonz Collectibles

 

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KnuckleBonz First Looks – Guns N’ Roses Ltd. Edition Statues Box Designs

KnuckleBonz First Looks – Guns N’ Roses Ltd. Edition Statues Box Designs (Just Approved)

Pre-Order the Guns N’ Roses Ltd. Edition Statues exclusively from KnuckleBonz Here

Just got the band’s approval on our new Guns N’ Roses box designs from the band so wanted to share with you hard core KnuckleBonz Krew that tune in here to our Blog.

These designs capture the band from the early 90s, Use Your Illusion era, when GNR was the #1 act in the world headlining festivals and playing to stadium crowds. Hard to believe it was on 5 years or so removed from the debut of Appetite for Destruction. It’s a long way from the Sunset Strip…

Axl Rose’s design has him in the black kilt, combat boots and football jersey. The #22  jersey is honoring the great QB Paul Crewe with the “Mean Machine” design on the back.  Check out the original Longest Yard film from the 70s if you are not following.

Slash’s Rock Iconz Statue  is actually our 3rd design with him. You’ll note Slash does not have his hat in this limited edition. The previous 2 designs from KnuckleBonz had Slash with the signature top hat.  We decided to create him as he mostly appears when you see him live. GNR fans will know he actually only has his hat on for brief moments during a live show. It’s just too damn hot to wear it more than that when under the heat from the lighted stage. We always strive to create live performance moments in our work.

Duff McKagan KnuckleBonz design is looking tall and lean in his black suit and black cowboy hat. Just a great silhouette in this statue design.

Guns N’ Roses Limited Edition Statues from the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Series can be orders as a set of 3, or individually. Check out all the GNR collectibles from KnuckleBonz Here

Rock Hard This Holiday Season !

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RARE Holiday Sale – KnuckleBonz Holiday Sale in FULL SWING

RARE Sale KnuckleBonz® Save up to 25% HERE

The HOLIDAY SALE rages on with many KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition collectibles… Limited Edition Statues from the likes of Metallica, James Hetfield, Misfits, Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Megadeth, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Smalls, QUEEN AC/DC, Bon Scott, Black Sabbath Tony Iommi and Iron Maiden are all on sale.

No FoMO…!

If you have followed KnuckleBonz work for the past 20 years, you will know sales a a rare thing for officially licensed limited collectibles. That is ALL we produce.

Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays form the KnuckleBonz Krew to all of you!