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Ozzy Osbourne Forced to Finally Stop Touring – A Day We Thought Would Never Come…

Woke up this AM to a heart felt note from the Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne on his official Instagram account to learn that he has had to cancel his upcoming UK/European tour because of health reasons. He emphasized his voice is doing great, he’s just not able to take on the rigors and travel of a multi-city tour. A day all Black Sabbath and Ozzy fans thought would never come. Any true Ozzy fan knows how much he loves touring and performing.

Other than short term health issues, Ozzy has been on the road since the original Black Sabbath Shows in late 1969.  He had the cancel the final dates of his last world solo tour a few years ago. That really sucked because we had great seats for that show at the Shoreline in the SF Bay Area.  Stone Sour was the opener and he were actually on the way to show when that news dropped. Still remember the gut punch…

What Ozzy Osbourne fans can hope for is perhaps a residency in Las Vegas that has lots of great venues and removes the demands of touring travel. Rest up Prince of Darkness and let us know when you are ready…we will ALL be there!

This emphasizes the importance for all Superfans to get out there and see the great bands you love anytime you have a chance. You never know when the music will stop…

Do check out our KnuckleBonz Black Sabbath Ltd. Edition Statue set currently in production. The entire original band Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward is in production for a Summer 2023 release.

Rock Hard Kbonz!

 

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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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First Looks – Black Sabbath Ltd. Edition Statue Set – Color Box Designs from KnuckleBonz

First Looks – Black Sabbath Ltd. Edition Statue Set – Color Box Designs from KnuckleBonz®
 
Pre-Order Black Sabbath Statue set Exclusively at KnuckleBonz Here
 
The band just approved the box art for their Rock Iconz® designs so thought we would share with you here. This set captures the original Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward from the mid-70s and the Sabotage tour. Each statue is hand cast for Sabbath Superfans world wide.
Production is going well on our Black Sabbath Rock Iconz Set and is on schedule for the spring 20223 release.
There’s some good  video of the band on YouTube from Santa Monica Civic Center 1975 that served as  reference for us to nail these designs. Many of you saw this same footage first in 75′ as part of the Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert Series. Never missed that on Saturday nights…
Lots more Black Sabbath collectibles from KnuckleBonz are in sculpting for release in 2023. We will bring The Witch from the debut album and the Never Say Die Pilot for the 3D Vinyl® Series, can wait to roll those out to out.
Rock Hard!
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Black Sabbath Joins the KnuckleBonz Beverage Series with Iron Man Lager

Black Sabbath Joins the KnuckleBonz Beverage Series with Iron Man Lager….“NOW THE TIME IS HERE FOR IRON MAN TO SPREAD FEAR.”

Pre-Sale starts today Order Here…

This is a Mx style lager that will be a great holiday libation for any Black Sabbath SuperFan. The label art is in the classic Sabbath purple with a graphic treatment of a classic band photo of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. This is from the Paranoid album era when things really began to change for the band with radio play of the single Paranoid. 

Iron Man Lager, the first ever officially sanctioned Black Sabbath beer has traveled through time to save mankind from bland and flavorless beer.  Produced by @knucklebonz in coordination with @blacksabbath and brewed by @decadentales. Available exclusively at Half Time!

Brewed with filtered water, malted barley, hops, and yeast, Iron Man Lager is a rich, full-flavored lager beer brewed with premium barley malt that gives it a slightly sweet, well-balanced taste with a light hops character and crisp finish

This is the first in many beers for Black Sabbath in the Series. KnuckleBonz has signed a multi-year agreement with the band to bring fans all the cool heavy metal themes and matching beer tastes that can be imagined.

Also check out the Black Sabbath Ltd. Edition Statue set from KnuckleBonz. The band is sculpted in the Sabotage era circa 1975. Don’t miss out on this limited edtion….No FoMO. PRE ORDER Black Sabbath KnuckleBonz Statue Here.

Rock Hard !

 

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Fall Production Update and a Sneak Peak – All Your KnuckleBonz Collectibles

Hi All,

Here’s a quick update on the all the live KnuckleBonz productions as of this AM here from our SF Bay Area studios…

Iron Maiden Piece of Mind 3D Vinyl Ltd. Edition Statue – Production is in the final stages and should wrap up near the end of November.  Sales are super hot on this one so make sure to get in the per-order queue here and Save 20%. No FoMO! All on track for early 20223 ship date for pre-orders.

John Lennon Rock Iconz  Ltd. Edition Statue  – Production continues on John Lennon, the casting of his glasses just finished. Very intricate for the 1mm details on this part. All looks good for early 2023 ship date. You can still pre-order here.

Cliff Burton Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue – Cliff Burton production is rolling along with final paint detailing happening over the next few weeks. All is still on track for an early 2023 ship date. This very special limited edition is one of the hottest sellers in the KnuckleBonz 20 year history. 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 on Phil Lynott the legendary singer, songwriter, musician and ultimate frontman just got underway. All looking good for a late Q1 2023 ship date. Pre Order Thin Lizzy here.

KnuckleBonz Black Sabbath Rock Iconz Statue Set The production team is in the casting stages at the very beginning of the production for Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. Once casting finishes over the next couple of weeks, each part goes thru a hand-cleaning and refining process to set up for the primer coat of paint. Production is on track for a late Q1 2023 ship date. Don’t miss out on the massive pre-sale special pricing here…

Misfits Jerry Only Rock Iconz Statue – Initial molds are ready and casting begins next week. All is looking on track for a late Q1 2023 release. Pre Order The Misfits Jerry Only here.

Behind the scenes “Sneak Peaks” from KnuckleBonz – If your are part of the KnuckleBonz faithful following us on the Blog, here’s some down-low on what we are up to for future KnuckleBonz collectible releases later this year and in 2023. Chuck Schuldiner, founder of DEATH Rock Iconz Statue and a super sic Scream Bloody Gore 3D Vinyl, a new Queen Rock Iconz statue set for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon circa 1975 and a new Guns n’ Roses set for Axl, Slash and Duff from circa 1992…

Stay tuned here for more specific updates as we get closer to the holidays.

Rock Hard this Weekend !

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KnuckleBonz punches a “Hole in the Sky” w/ new Black Sabbath Statue Set

KnuckleBonz punches a “Hole in the Sky” w/ new Black Sabbath Statue Set.

Such and exciting day here at KnuckleBonz as we roll out our Black Sabbath Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue Set.  We have hand-cast and detailed the entire original band from circa 1975.

When we put the first castings of the Sabbath statues on our lighted stage for the promo video shoot last week, we all got chills. Looking thru the preview monitor if was like watching Black Sabbath live in 1975 on Don Kirshers’s Rock Concert. If you were there for that era of rock music, you had to tune in to  ABC “In Concert” or Don Kirshner’s “Rock Concert” for the chance to see anything live other than going to a show.

The entire original Black Sabbath lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward have all been hand cast and detailed in the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz style. Each statue stands approximately 9 inches tall. All ship in their own color packing in early 2023.

“Due to the sheer magnitude and importance of Black Sabbath, these figures will only be sold together as a complete set.”

Pre Order the KnuckleBonz Black Sabbath Limited Edition Rock Iconz Statue set here.

Rock Hard!

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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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Black Sabbath Master of Reality on this day 1971

Can still remember getting this record and taking it to Catholic School. We were allowed to play our own records at break time. Obviously, they did not bother listening to the lyrics LoL.

Master of Reality is the third studio for Black Sabbath. It’s said this is somehow the foundation for Doom or stoner metal, but don’t get that. What was the debut album and Paranoid?

Drop the needle on Into the Void today. That might be our “dessert island” track. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were really coming into their own here.

Rock Hard !

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Low Inventory Alert – Tony Iommi KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Statue

A quick update on the officially licensed KnuckleBonz® Rock Iconz® Statue Series…

Tony Iommi just went into LOW INVENTIRY ALERT status in our order system. This means this Ltd. Edition Statue will soon be SOLD OUT. If you are a Tony Iommi / Black Sabbath SuperFan, don’t miss out on our hand cast and detailed limited edition collectible of the Godfather of Metal from the Black Sabbath 1972/73 era. Each statue ships with a hand-numbered COA on the statue base. Never more than 3000 on any KnuckleBonz creation are minted….

ORDE TONY IOMMO KNUCKLEBONZ ROCK ICONZ LTD. EDITION STATUE HERE

This statue is officially licensed with Tony Iommi.

Also don’t miss out on our July 4th Sale 2022…Up to 50% Off Selected KnuckleBonz Collectibles

Rock Hard and Safely This July 4th !

 

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KnuckleBonz – Black Sabbath “Pilgrimage to Mapledurham Mill”

A must on the KnuckleBonz travel list is a pilgrimage to the Mapledurham Mill and Estate  in Oxfordshire, England. Black Sabbath SuperFans will know this is the site of the original album cover photo shoot by photographer Keith “Keef” Macmillan for the debut album released in February of 1970. The young model, Louisa Livingstone, had no idea her image was about to become the corner stone of heavy metal as she posed in various shots in the black robe and green face makeup for Black Sabbath. The haunting image of the Mapledurham Mill, which dates back to the to the 12th century, still brings chills and memories of the initial thunder clap of the album title track Black Sabbath. Even crazier is this record went to catholic grade school with us in the early 70s and was played as part of recreation time. We were allowed to bring our own music and play on the library record player. Not a single Nun or teacher at the Holy Spirit Elementary ever raised an eyebrow…classic. Very progressive for the church of Rome to be sure.

Take a second and visit the official website of the Mapledurham Estate here. The mill is still operational, the last commercially working watermill on the River Thames, and the property is wonderfully maintained. Maybe put on Ozzy, Iommi, Geezer and Bill Ward’s Sleeping Village from the debut album to set the mood. You will be transported to another place…

Rock Hard!