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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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AC/DC’s Co-Founder and Rock Iconz Malcolm Young Would Have Turned 70 this week…Rock N’ Roll Misses You.

AC/DC’s Co-Founder and Rock Iconz Malcolm Young Would Have Turned 70 this week…Rock N’ Roll Misses You…

This year marks what would have been the 70th birthday of Malcolm Young, the co-founding member of legendary rock band AC/DC. To honor his memory and legacy, fans across the world are celebrating his life and music with special events, tributes, and collections of his work.

We are hard at work here at the KnuckleBonz® Studios putting the finishing touches on a new Rock Iconz® statue set for both Malcolm Young and Angus Young to released later this year. We should be sending the designs into the band for approvals later this month. Our 1st AC/DC statues of the mighty Young brothers was created in 2007. Hang on to these if you were their to purchase these original Rock Icons statues…they are some of the most sought after on the secondary markets.

As you know if you’ve been following our work for the past 20 years, all KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Collectible Statues are officially licensed and approved by the band…that will never change.

Check out all the current KnuckleBonz AC/DC Collectibles here for Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Series Here…

Rock N’ Roll misses you Malcolm, RIP…

Rock Hard !

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KnuckleBonz Holiday SALE Starts NOW !!! 25% OFF Select In Stock Collectibles

KnuckleBonz Holiday SALE Starts NOW ! 25% OFF Select In Stock Collectibles !

It’s that time…as you probably know if you follow our work, sales are few and far between. So we thought we would start our holiday sale a little early to give all you SuperFans plenty of time to score and ship your favorite KnuckleBonz Collectibles.

Check OUT BLACK FRIDAY Sales and More HERE

Save 25% of great KnuckleBonz limited editions from the Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Series like of AC/DC, Metallica, Queen, The Misfits, Pantera, Motorhead, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, The Scorpions, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Idol, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and More…

Rock Hard This Holiday Season !

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RIP AC/DC’s Malcolm Young – A member of the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Series Since 2007

On this day we lost Malcolm Young, described as the driving force of AC/DC. Although younger brother Angus Young was always the face and the focus of the band in the music press, Malcolm was that “right boot,” kicking the band in the rear every night to deliver their brand of hard rock that has never waivers to this day.

Our original licensing deal back in 2007 saw release Angus and Malcom Young in sperate limited edition statues. Long since SOLD OUT, those AC/DC statues are some of the most sought after in the 19 years of KnuckleBonz.

You can see the ACDC current KnuckleBonz collectibles here

Rock in Peace Malcolm, we miss year every time we drop the need on AC/DC.

Rock Hard this Holiday Season !

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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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ALERT – Queen KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Statue Set Almost Gone….

ALERT – Queen KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Statue Set Almost Gone….

Only a handful of this KnuckleBonz Statue set of Queen from the early 80s era remain in inventory. Once these are sold, this limited edtion set featuring Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are gone forever. In our 20 year history, we have never re-released any statue design once it is SOLD OUT. No FoMO !

Even better is the fact that a RARE sale from KnuckleBonz continues to celebrate the July 4th weekend along with other select KnuckleBonz Collectibles. Order the Queen Rock Iconz Set HERE.

Also save up to 50% on great bands like Mercyful Fate, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Billy Idol, Steve Stevens, Pantera, GHOST, Megadeth, Scorpions, KISS, Motorhead, Yngwie Malmsteen, Guns N Roses and more….Check Out the Holiday Sale Here.

Rock Hard !

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RARE – KnuckleBonz Sale – Up to 40% OFF On Select Collectibles

To celebrate Memorial Day KnuckleBonz ®is having a RARE Sale on select KnuckleBonz Collectibles from the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour® Series.

Save up to 40% on select KnuckleBonz Statues. Sale Starts Tomorrow

Here’s a a listing of products that will be included.

KnuckleBonz Memorial Day Sale 2022 Sale Discount %
Guns N’ Roses (Appetite for Destruction) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
Mercyful Fate (Don’t Break the Oath) 3D Vinyl – Darkness Version 40% Off
Mercyful Fate (Don’t Break the Oath) 3D Vinyl – Full Color Version 30% Off
KISS (Debut Album) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
KISS (Destroyer) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
Mötley Crüe (Dr. Feelgood) 3D Vinyl 40% Off
Megadeth (Rust In Peace) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
Ozzy Osbourne (Diary of a Madman) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
Pantera (Vulgar Display of Power) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
RUSH (Hemispheres) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
Scorpions (Blackout) 3D Vinyl 30% Off
AC/DC (Hell’s Bell) Rock Iconz On Tour Series Collectible 30% Off
AC/DC Cannon “For Those About to Rock” On Tour Series Collectible 30% Off
The Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Smalls Rap Iconz Statue 40% Off
Debbie Harry Rock Iconz Statue 30% Off
Ghost Cardinal Copia Red Tuxedo (Variant) Rock Iconz Statue 30% Off
Ghost Nameless Ghoul (White Guitar) Iconz Statue 30% Off
Ghost (Stage Set) On Tour Series Collectible 30% Off
Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan Rock Iconz Statue 30% Off
Tony Iommi Rock Iconz 30% Off
Janis Joplin Rock Iconz Statue 30% Off
KISS Alive! Road Case On Tour Collectible 30% Off
KISS The Catman (Hotter Than Hell) Rock Iconz 30% Off
KISS The Catman (ALIVE!) Rock Iconz 30% Off
KISS The Starchild (Hotter Than Hell) Rock Iconz 30% Off
KISS The Starchild (ALIVE!) Rock Iconz 30% Off
LEMMY III (Motörhead) Rock Iconz Statue 30% Off
Metallica Rock Iconz Statue Bundle (Set of 4) 35% Off
Pink Floyd (The Pig) Rock Iconz On Tour Series Collectible 30% Off
Queen Rock Iconz Statue Set (Set of 4) 35% Off
Queen Robot (News of the World) 3D Vinyl Series Collectible Statue 30% Off
Scorpions Road Case On Tour Series Collectible 30% Off
Scorpions Rock Iconz Statue Bundle (Set of 3) 35% Off
Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister) Rock Iconz 30% Off
Yngwie Malmsteen Rock Iconz Statue 40% Off
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Bon Scott Rock Iconz Statue – LIVE at KnuckleBonz

Thought we would share a nice shot of our Bon Scott Ltd. Edition Rock Iconz Statue in a typical display set up for Superfans worldwide. This is LIVE from the KnuckleBonz Studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Like all KnuckleBonz Collectibles, Bon Scott is a limited edition hand cast statue. Not more than 3000 will be created for AC/DC and Bon Superfans worldwide.

BON SCOTT, the charismatic frontman of the legendary hard rock band AC/DC®, was born Ronald Belford Scott in Kirriemuir, Scotland on July 9, 1946.  The Scott family moved to Australia when Bon was     6 years old. He showed interest in music in those early days, performing in his Dad’s pipe band. After quitting high school, he formed a local group called The Spektors in 1964 where he played drums and did occasional vocal work. This was the first hint at what was to come. In 1974, Bon joined AC/DC as lead singer and thus began a rise to hard rock superstardom. Bon’s combination of bluesy vocal riffs and gritty song writing was amazing. His power on the live stage was even more lethal. AC/DC would morph from domestic rock heroes in Australia, to global fame. The band’s fan base, ever loyal, grew with each album release right through Bon’s last recording, “Highway to Hell.” This was a breakthrough for AC/DC reaching number 17 on the Billboard charts in the USA and multi-platinum sales. Sadly, we lost Bon Scott shortly after on February 19th, 1980. However, he will never be forgotten and remains one of rock music’s greatest Rock Iconz®. Let There Be Rock !

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 them 8 to 9 inches tall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue.

Rock Hard!

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AC/DC For Those About to Rock Anniversary…The Cannons Fire !!!!

This month marks the anniversary of AC/DC For Those About to Rock album release in 1981. Imagine having to follow up Back in Black with a new studio recording. No place to go but down right? AC/DC’s 8th studio release did nothing but go to #1 in the USA and receive rave critical reviews. Gone on ya’ Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson!

The For Those About to Rock world tour added new stage craft with the addition of the AC/DC Cannon. The band closed the set by firing an entire back line of prop cannons that hammered AC/DC Superfans with pulverizing site and sound. The Cannon has been a staple for AC/DC live ever since. We created the Rock Iconz®  On Tour™ Limited Edition Statue to celebrate this iconic piece of stage-dress. The Knucklebonz blog photo shows the Cannon atop amps just like the AC/DC lives shows. Each statue is hand cast and detailed with a hand numbered certificate on the statue top. We have new inventory arriving soon, reserve your AC/DC Rock Iconz On Tour Cannon here.

Check out all the KnuckleBonz Collectibles from the worlds greatest bands and performers here at www.knucklebonz.com

Rock Hard This Holiday Season !