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Birthday Wishes to Rock Iconz Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath

Terence “Geezer” Butler was born July 17, 1949, in Birmingham, England. Not only a stand alone amazing musician that was one of the founders of what we now call  Metal, but an elite song writer/lyricist that in our opinion is under-rated . The name “Black Sabbath” and all the dark story telling  themes of the band can be traced directly to the mind of Geezer Butler.

As a teen Geezer formed his first band, Rare Breed, with schoolmate John “Ozzy” Osbourne; in the fall of 1968, the two reunited in the blues quartet Polka Tulk, which also featured guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward. After briefly re-christening themselves Earth, the foursome adopted the Black Sabbath name in early 1969, at Geezer’s suggestion. While Black Sabbath’s  1970 debut laid the foundations for their deafening, sludgy hard rock attack, the follow-up Paranoid was their creative and commercial breakthrough, selling four-million copies in the U.S. alone on the strength of fan favorites like “War Pigs,” “Iron Man,” and the title track; though Osbourne was the band’s focal point, Geezer wrote the songs’ lyrics, drawing heavily upon his fascination with the black arts to explore recurring themes of death and destruction. During the latter half of the 1970s, Black Sabbath’s popularity dwindled, and in 1979 Geezer briefly left the band; his return to the lineup coincided with Osbourne’s departure, although the group continued on with new front man Ronnie James Dio. Geezer again exited in mid-1984, forming the Geezer Butler Band before reuniting with Osbourne in 1987. Geezer re-joined Sabbath for 1992’s Dehumanizer, but again quit the group two years later; after another fling with Osbourne, he formed G/Z/R, issuing Plastic Planet in 1995. The solo Black Science followed in 1997, and Ohmwork in 2005. It was around 1997 that Geezer returned again to Black Sabbath, for the Ozzfest 97 tour, and has been involved with Black Sabbath since this point on various Ozzfest tours through till “The End” in 2016.  Geezer continues in the new band Deadland Ritual starting in 2019.

Rock Hard Geezer !

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Remembering – KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz – Ronnie James DIO

Hard to believe we lost Ronnie James DIO over a decade ago. Remembering DIO on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Ronald James Padavona “DIO”, is one of the most versatile and powerful singers in music history.  His range, stage presence and ability to deliver a line was un-paralleled. RJD burst on the worldwide stage as a member of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow creating amazing debut and sophomore efforts before being tapped to replace Ozzy Osbourne after his exit from Black Sabbath. We can remember really wanting to “not like” Heaven and Hell, but Ronnie’s amazing voice with a re-energized Sabbath line-up made it impossible. DIO went on to massive solo success creating one of the finest  heavy metal records of all time, Holy Diver.

We were fortunate to work with Ronnie’s estate to create (2) KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition statues. Both have been long since sold out. You can occasionally find then on the secondary markets with a hefty price tag which is common for most all our SOLD OUT products.

Rock in Peace RJD !

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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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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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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!

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Jan 2022 Production KnuckleBonz Updates “Many Products Queued to Ship”

Hi All,

Here’s the latest update out of the gate for 2022 on all KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Products. This includes Live Productions, Pre-Orders as well as Back-Order products…

PRODUCTS THAT HAVE ARRIVED AT KNUCKLEBONZ USA WAREHOUSE and Will Begin Shipping in the Coming DaysKeep an eye on your email. You will receive e-mail confirmation when your order ships. It will take approximately 2 weeks to ship out all these pre-orders, so please be patient.

PRODUCTS JUST FINISHED PRODUCTION and are IN ROUTE to the KnuckleBonz WarehouseThese productions have just been completed and are beginning trip from our factories to our USA warehouse. Stay tuned for updates on the landing dates.

PRE-ORDER PRODUCTS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTIONHere’s an update on the announced products currently in production.

IRON MAIDEN Number of the Beast 3D Vinyl® – Production is going well and on schedule for the announced 2022 ship date.

Thanks for your continued support and patience for Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collectibles at KnuckleBonz, Inc.

LOTS OF SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU IN 22′

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Rock Iconz – Black Sabbath on the Rock Walk of Fame

On this day in 1992 Black Sabbath was inducted in the the Rock Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA. Unlike the other walk of fame in Tinsletown, this is reserved for all our rock music heroes.

Our Rock Iconz Statue Series has been fortunate enough to work with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi on limited edition designs.

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.

Rock Hard this Holiday Season!

 

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KnuckleBonz Production Update November 2021

KnuckleBonz Production Update November 2021

Hi All,

Here’s the latest for all KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Products. This includes Live Productions, Pre-Orders as well as Back-Order products…

PRODUCTS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION: Here’s an update on the announced products currently in production.

Misfits Earth A.D. 3D Vinyl® Production is in final stages and currently on schedule for the announced early 2022 ship date.

Pink Floyd Division Bell On Tour™ Production is in final stages and currently on schedule for the announced early 2022 ship date.

* Billy Idol and Steve Stevens Rock Iconz® Production is in the final stages and currently on schedule for the announced early 2022 ship date.

* Candlemass Epicus Domicus Metallicus 3D Vinyl® Production is on schedule for the announced Spring 2022 ship date.

* Metallica Lady Justice On Tour™ Production is going well and all is currently on schedule for the announced Spring 2022 ship date.

* Pantera Reinventing the Steel Rock Iconz® Production just kicked off on the heals on the launch. Initial casting is going well and all looks good for a late spring ship date 2022.

BACK-ORDERS:  The following products are on back order and have completed production. The latest update on shipping has an estimated arrival date to our warehouse in early to mid-December. It is scheduled to hit the US ports in mid to late November and then have to get through customs and trucking to set up at our US warehouse. Because we can’t ensure how long these could be held up at the ports or in customs, we would not be able to guarantee these products will be available to ship for the holidays. We will give any new updates as we receive them from the shipping companies.

**  Tony Iommi Rock Iconz®

**  Bon Scott Rock Iconz®

** KiSS “On Tour” Sign and Roadcase

** AC/DC – Highway to Hell On Tour Roadcase

** AC/DC Cannon On Tour

** AC/DC Hell’s Bell On Tour™

** Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl®

** Pink Floyd Pig On Tour Roadcase

** Ghost Ghoul White Guitar

 PRE-ORDERS: The following Pre-Order products have completed production. The latest update on shipping has an estimated arrival date to our warehouse in early to mid-December. It is scheduled to hit the US ports in mid to late November and then have to get through customs and trucking to set up at our US warehouse. Because we can’t ensure how long these could be held up at the ports or in customs, we would not be able to guarantee these products will be available to ship for the holidays. We will give any new updates as we receive them from the shipping companies

*** Twisted Sister – Dee and Jay Jay Rock Iconz®

*** Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl®

*** AC/DC Angus and Brian Rock Iconz®

*** Pantera Road Case and MJ Leaf On Tour™

Thanks for your continued support and patience for Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collectibles at KnuckleBonz, Inc.

 

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Tony Iommi – What Era for the Next Rock Iconz Statue ?

We have just completed a 2nd wave of production of our original Tony Iommi Rock Iconz® Statue. That is on the way to our USA warehouse and is mostly reserved by fans who have already back-ordered this limited edition. No FoMO…

It’s now time to start designing Tony’s next Rock Iconz statue. So much to choose from across all the years of Black Sabbath. FYI – Tony is the only Sabbath member to appear on every single recording and live show of the band. Sound off and let us know what you would like to see. Tony in his classic black attire from mid to late 70s Sabbath, or the black learher coat from the final Sabbath Tours, or something else”?? Sound off! Rock Iconz are created for you, the Superfans of music.

There’s still time to reserve our current Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue from circa 1973. Tony is wearning one of his flowing white tops and playing his signature red axe. Reserve your here.

Rock Hard!

 

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KnuckleBonz Production Update “August 2021”

Here’s all the latest info for Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and Rock Iconz On Tour Collectibles at KnuckleBonz, Inc.…

PRODUCTION HAS WRAPPED !!!  – A 2nd wave of Production has been completed on the following products:

QUEEN Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues – On the way to US warehouse. Production in complete on Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Sales are super hot on these Rock Iconz. Pre Order here to reserve these limited editions.

Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl® –  Blackout production is complete and on the way to our US warehoiuse. Pre-Order Here, this will be the only production run before this item is 3D Vinyl® is SOLD OUT

*AC/DC Cannon and Highway to Hell Road Case “On Tour ™” Collectibles – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

KiSS “On Tour” Sign and Roadcase – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition Statue – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the order queue here. These are on back-order. Orders are filled in the order they are

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here . Orders are filled in the order they are received. This is close to SELL OUT. No FoMO. ***We are beginning to look at designs for a new Tony Iommi design…tell us what you would like to see.

GHOST Nameless Ghoul White Guitar – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the order queue here. These are on back-order. Orders are filled in the order they are received. Reserve your Nameless Ghoul Here.

Pink Floyd Pig “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

AC/DC Hell’s Bell “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz – On the way to US warehouse. Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue 2nd wave of production is complete. You can get in the Back Order Queue Here. The 1st wave of production was sold to pre-order customers before it even landed. Randy Rhoads’s fans are the craziest!

Twisted Sister Rock Iconz –Twisted Sister Dee Snider and Jay Jay French production has completed and is in route the our USA warehouse.You can Pre-Order Here, but note, we have very low inventory on these Rock Iconz.

STILL IN PRODUCTION

These projects are going well and will be wrapping soon to begin shipping to KnuckleBonz USA warehouse.

Bon Scott – The 1st wave pf production SOLD OUT aslmost immedat;ey asfter landing in the US. A 2nd anf final wave of production on the AC?DC frontman is in the final stages of production. Get in the Back Order queue here.

AC/DC Angus Young and Brian John Rock Iconz – Production is in the final stages and all is looking good. Hope to finishing up over the next 30 days. Pre Order Angus and Brian here.

® – Production is underway and off to a good start after some small mold revisions. While it’s early on production, things still look on track for the Dec/Jan ship date. Pre Order Here.

GHOST Color Variant – A special Ghost color variant is in production. The previous variants we release for Cardinal Copia SOLD OUT in the fist 2 days after they were release. Stay tuned for updates this fall.

As always thanks for the support of KnuckleBonz work and all these great bands and performers !!