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QUEEN Rock Iconz Statues NOW SHIPPING from KnuckleBonz !

QUEEN Rock Iconz® for Freddie Mercury,  Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon have landed at the KnuckleBonz USA warehouse and will start shipping the week of September 20th. As always, KnuckleBonz® pre-order Superfans have priority and these orders will go out first, based on the order they were received. Once those orders have all been filled, we will start shipping orders per our usual in-stock methods that usually process within 48 hours of an online order at www.knuckleBonz.com. Note: Very limited inventory remains for additional sales for 2021…Don’t miss out.

The KnuckleBonz QUEEN Rock Iconz set captures the band circa 1982. You can get a great live look at the stage-wear of the band on the QUEEN “Live in Montreal” concert film that has been recently remastered. It might be some of the best DH footage of the band from that early 80s era.

Order you QUEEN Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues here.

Also take a look at the QUEEN Rock Iconz launch video here.

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Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury, Rock Iconz of QUEEN

Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury, Rock Iconz of QUEEN. He would have been 75.

The life of Farrokh Bulsara began on the East African island of Zanzibaron September 5, 1946. 25 years later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury, he was fronting the now legendary rock group named Queen.

The Bulsara family moved to Middlesex in 1964 and from there Freddie joined up with a blues band called Wreckage while studying graphic design courses at Ealing College of Art. While singing for Wreckage, a fellow student introduced Freddie to Roger Taylor and Brian May, founder members of a band called Smile. Smile metamorphosed into Queen when Freddie joined Roger and Brian as the lead vocalist. The final member of the band, which was to stay together for the next 20 years, was bassist John Deacon, who joined the band on 1st of March 1971.

The rest is rock history. EMI Records and Elektra Records signed the band and in 1973 their debut album Queen was released and hailed as one of the most exciting developments ever in rock music.

Very soon Queen’s popularity extended beyond the shores of the UK as they charted and triumphed around Europe, Japan and the USA where in 1979 they topped the charts with Freddie’s song Crazy Little thing Called Love.

Freddie Mercury, who majored in stardom while giving new meaning to the word showmanship, left a legacy of songs, which will never lose their stature as classics to live on forever. Despite twenty years having passed since Freddie lost his life to HIV complications, he remains in the minds of millions throughout the world as one of the greatest artists we will ever see.

KnuckleBonz ® is in the final days of Pre-Orders of our QUEEN Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. You check them out and Pre-Order here.

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QUEEN Roger Meddows Taylor “Soft Hands, Hard Beat”

Paying homage to a great article from Circus Magazine 1975 where they covered QUEEN. We had just seen the band opening on their first US Tour in support of the Shear Heart Attack record and the “Killer Queen” single.  Roger just turned 72 and is looking forward to going back out on tour w/ Adam Lambert outfront of the band in 2022.

Here’s our copy from the back of Rogers’ Rock Iconz® Color Box design…Although best known for his powerhouse role in Queen, Roger Taylor is anything but a drummer confined to his kit. With rock n’ roll in his veins all through his schooldays, he has always been a highly active, vocal member of Queen. He famously wrote Queen’s landmark hits “Radio Ga Ga” and “A Kind Of Magic.”

Roger Taylor was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, on July 26th 1949, Roger became fascinated with music in the early 50s, when his family moved to Cornwall. He learned his first instrument, the ukulele, at a tender age, and enjoyed a brief taste of things to come in a pre-teen skiffle band whose collective talent survived just two public performances, both apparently excruciating!

In 1968 Roger formed the group, Smile, with Middlesex guitar ace Brian May. Smile played sporadically over the next few years and even issued a single in the United States. By 1971, Roger had long abandoned any desire to become a dentist or a biologist, and with new additions to the line-up John Deacon and Freddie Mercury, Smile became known as Queen.

1977 was the landmark year in which Queen released We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You. Roger bought a Ferrari, and became the first member of Queen to launch a solo career with the release of the single I Wanna Testify.

His solo album Fun In Space followed in 1981, and was succeeded by 1984’s rock-based Strange Frontier. Both LPs reached the Top 30. In 1987 Roger formed his own band The Cross, in which after more than 20 years he finally resumed the role of lead singer.

Roger also oversees and produces The Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen Tribute act. The Queen Extravaganza is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the music and live experience of Queen and bring it to generations of fans.

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 1/9th scale making them 8 to 9 inches tall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue.

Pre-Order our KnuckleBonz® QUEEN Rock Iconz for Freddie Merciry, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon here.

Check out all the great memnets in music created by KnuckleBons at www.knucklebonz.com

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KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Grace QueenOnline.com and Official Band Socials

We are so fortunate to have the support of KnuckleBonz® Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statues by the band Queen (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon) on their official website and social media.

When launching a new products, we always get the word out through our online sites and social media, as well as our great International distributors around the world. We have built a dedicated following of Superfans and collectors over the past 18 years. Many have the full KnuckleBonz line dating back to our original Randy Rhoads I “Diary of a Madman” era design in 2003. However, there is no more powerful way to bring info about a new Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® or On Tour® design than official band websites and social media. These news items and social media posts let fans know the band is behind the work and they are officially licensed. KnuckleBonz has never, and will never, never release anything that does not have band approval.

Check out our Queen Rock Iconz news story and social media posts at the band official sites today.

Pre-Orders are happening now.

Make sure to snag a piece of this limited edition for Queen from their early 80s era here at www.knucklebonz.com

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KnuckleBonz announces Queen statues are in production for the Rock Iconz® collectible series

KnuckleBonz announces Queen statues are in production for the Rock Iconz® collectible series

The hand-painted and numbered collectibles feature Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon in a limited edition of only 3000 each.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE >>  March 11, 2021: KnuckleBonz® announces its plans to create a limited-edition Queen set of collectible statues. Rock Iconz statues of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon will be created featuring the band from their 1981 performance in Montreal.

The Queen Rock Iconz Collectible Statues are crafted by hand using a fine-arts process where each figure is hand-painted, numbered, and comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base. The Queen Rock Iconz set will be hand-cast and crafted in 1/9 scale, making the average height of each statue approximately 8.5” tall. These are limited edition statues; only 3000 each are created, making these highly collectible.

“It’s been over a decade since our original QUEEN Rock Iconz designs for Freddie and Brian. This time out, we will be able to create the entire band, as it should be,” says Tony Simerman, CEO/Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. “We are beyond excited to ship individual statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon late this year…and OH yes, lots of other surprises for QUEEN Superfans in our 3D Vinyl® and On Tour™ Series.”

All work created by the company is officially licensed and approved by the artists and their management. KnuckleBonz, the creator of the Rock Iconz® music collectible series, has been developing iconic, high-quality statues of the legend of rock music since 2003.

The Queen Rock Iconz statues sell for $155 each (for each individual statue) or can be purchased as a set (bundle of all 4 statues) for $558 USD. Each statue ships in a custom package and ships worldwide. These highly exclusive, limited edition collectibles are now available for pre-order to reserve. The anticipated ship date is late 2021; however, KnuckleBonz will announce a more precise shipping timeframe later this year. Stay tuned to knucklebonz.com in the coming weeks for updates.

KnuckleBonz, Inc. is focused on the creation of high-end collectibles and is committed to fine craftsmanship and the artistry of creating hand-crafted statues for the collector of licensed properties. KnuckleBonz developed the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl™ and On Tour™ collectible series, a series of limited-edition collectibles specifically created for rock music fans worldwide. KnuckleBonz products are available online at knucklebonz.com, as well as through international distribution and specialty retail.

Pre Order Here: www.knucklebonz.com

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QUEEN Concert Light Rigging – “A Living Bewathing Entity”

There are many great concert light rig set-ups from over the years, but how many felt like a living breathing entity? The Pink Floyd circular projection screen immediately come to mind, but for us the QUEEN concert rig that was born in the 80s is super signature. The individual light banks had the ability to move and rotate independently and in unison. They would often frame the back of stage, but during points in those shows they would move to be a complete wall to back-light the band. At other times they rotated over top of band to look like an alien landing. Each light bank felt it was self-aware.  Saw this light-rigging last with Freddie Mercury while the Flash Movie Soundtrack in full swing in 1981. A all time fav memory…

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