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Happy Bday Freddie Mercury – The Definition of Rock Iconz

Look in the dictionary next to “Rock Star” and you will see Freddie Mercury’s picture…The definition of Rock Iconz

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.

We are at the end of the release of our 2nd KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Statue. No FoMO ! You can order Freddie Mercury here

All KnuckleBonz 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.

 

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Happy BDay Rock Iconz John Deacon of QUEEN

KnuckleBonz wishes a very Happy Birthday to Rock Iconz John Deacon of QUEEN…Have a great day Deacy !

Queen bass player John Richard Deacon, born on this day 1951. John’s interest in music was growing at an incredibly early age and he took the decision to learn how to play the guitar. He was soon well practiced enough to form his first band, The Opposition.

Over the next few years, The Opposition went through numerous line-up changes and played many gigs. The Opposition’s bassist left the band, it fell to John to fill the gap. John was now playing the bass.

In October of 1970, John went to see a performance by a new band called Queen. Several months later, in early 1971, John again encountered Queen, when he was introduced to Brian May and Roger Taylor. Queen had just lost their seventh bass player and they asked John if he was interested in auditioning. Days later John found himself at a lecture hall at Imperial College where the band was rehearsing. Not long after, on 1 March 1971, John Richard Deacon became the fourth and final member of Queen.

John’s image as ‘the quiet one” began to evolve on the band’s third album, Sheer Heart Attack. His first song first composition for Queen appeared, with the rather catchy Misfire. John’s writing skills flourished in the recording sessions which followed. He would go on to compose some of Queen’s biggest and most popular hits including You’re My Best Friend, I Want To Break Free’ and Another One Bites the Dust, propelling Queen’s career to new heights.

Today John lives a life retired from Queen but still takes an interest in the continuance of the legacy of the band, and remains in contact with former bandmates, Roger Taylor and Brian May.

We are coming to the end of our QUEEN Rock Iconz set and it will be SOLD OUT very soon. Order here today…Don’t Miss Out

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.

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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.

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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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QUEEN Robot – KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Statue “NOW SHIPPING”

Happy to announce the shipping of our QUEEN Robot Limited Edition statue began shipping this week. This is the newest edition to the KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl Series.

This is not a pre-order….this statue is in stock and the limited edition if going out fast. NO FoMO! Don’t Miss out. Order Here.

The QUEEN Robot is limited to only 1977 for QUEEN SuperFans worldwide. The Robot affectionally known as “Frank” by the band stands 10.5″ inches tall. Full dimensions are (10.5″ H x 10″ W x 10′ D). Shipping weight is approximately 7.5 Lbs.

We also have a very limited amount of the QUEEN Rock Iconz set left in stock. The full set will be sold out in the coming days. Check out Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon circa 1981. Order Here

We are also beginning a new set for QUEEN from the earlier days of the band, maybe before some of you had every heard of QUEEN…pre Night at the Opera. Stay tuned for details.

Rock Hard!

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QUEEN A Night at The Odeon – The Before and After Moment

On December 24th, 1975 QUEEN recorded a live show at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon in London. The was not released until 2015 and it’s a must listen and see for any QUEEN fan. The set is of course amazing with the first 2 albums featured heavily, but what is really captivating this show is the “before and after” moment for the band. They had peaked at #12 on the US Charts with Sheer Hear Attack and have just released the A Night at the Opera album. Bohemian Rhapsody is featured in a melody of song snippets with no particular fanfare, giving no hint of how the lives of the band would change over the next year. Once A Night at the Opera and the mania of Bohemian Rhapsody takes hold, QUEEN is not longer that super cool progressive rock band that early fans had to themselves….they become one of the biggest recording/live acts in the world. A bitter sweet before and after moment for the fans that were there at the beginning.

KnuckleBonz is currently working with QUEEN and are coming to the end of our initial Rock Iconz Statues for the band. As you know, all KnuckleBonz work are officially licensed limited edition. Check out Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon  circa 1982 here.

We are beginning to design the new QUEEN Rock Iconz statues for tentative release late in 2022. KnuckleBonz is thinking of going back to this QUEEN A Night at The Odeon era for inspiration. Sound off here and let us know what QUEEN fans would like to see.

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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.

Rock Hard!

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QUEEN Freddie Mercury “On Stage” with His Rock Iconz Color Box

The QUEEN Rock Iconz Statues have just hit the port of Oakland and are in-line to offload and make the short trip to our USA warehouse. If you have not pre-ordered the Rock Iconz®Ltd. Edition Statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, better get in line. This is one of the hottest sets in KnuckleBonz 19 year history bringing you the coolest collectibles from all the great music performers.

Pre-Order QUEEN Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues here.

These QUEEN Rock Iconz designs are from circa 1982 era…think “QUEEN In Montreal

In the blog as a quick shot on the lighted stage with Freddie Mercury and his Rock Iconz color box design.

AS always, see all the latest Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour™ KnuckleBonz Collectibles here.

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Birthday Wishes to Rock Iconz John Deacon of QUEEN

A “We Will Rock You” happy birthday to “Deacy”  from all of us here at KnuckleBonz. John Deacon of QUEEN turns 70.

John’s interest in music was growing at an incredibly early age and he took the decision to learn how to play the guitar. He was soon well practiced enough to form his first band, The Opposition.

Over the next few years, The Opposition went through numerous line-up changes and played many gigs. The Opposition’s bassist left the band, it fell to John to fill the gap. John was now playing the bass.

In October of 1970, John went to see a performance by a new band called Queen. Several months later, in early 1971, John again encountered Queen, when he was introduced to Brian May and Roger Taylor. Queen had just lost their seventh bass player and they asked John if he was interested in auditioning. Days later John found himself at a lecture hall at Imperial College where the band was rehearsing. Not long after, on 1 March 1971, John Richard Deacon became the fourth and final member of Queen.

John’s image as ‘the quiet one” began to evolve on the band’s third album, Sheer Heart Attack. His first song first composition for Queen appeared, with the rather catchy Misfire. John’s writing skills flourished in the recording sessions which followed. He would go on to compose some of Queen’s biggest and most popular hits including You’re My Best Friend, I Want To Break Free’ and Another One Bites the Dust, propelling Queen’s career to new heights.

Today John lives a life retired from Queen but still takes an interest in the continuance of the legacy of the band, and remains in contact with former bandmates, Roger Taylor and Brian May.

Pre-Order our Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statues from John Deacon and the entire QUEEN band, Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor here. 

Rock Hard!