Over the past 18 years of bringing the Rock Iconz® and 3D Vinyl® Series, we have only created a few ladies of rock. In 2017 and 2019 respectively, we released Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues for Janice Joplin and Debbie Harry of Blondie. The teams are having meetings here at the KnuckleBonz Studios over the next couple of weeks to review new projects and the end of 2021 and next year. Ann and Nancy of Heart came up in the conversation after seeing some recent concert footage and going back to some live Heart band performances from 1977. They are amazing now and then…The Heart Live set from Cal Jam 2 is amazing if you have not seen it. Check it our below. We think it’s time to create some new lady rockers for our series for sure.
Sound off for the Ladies of Rock you would like to see KnuckleBonz create for you music Superfans around the world. Email us at email@example.com with your wants and desires for your Rock Iconz…
If you have been paying attention, you might have caught glimpses of this since we announced our QUEEN Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon some weeks ago. The beloved metal behemoth that graces the cover of QUEEN’s News of the World album sparked by Rogers’s love of Sci-Fi and the cover of Astounding Science Fiction’s story by Tom Godwin, “A Gulf Between” is coming to our 3D Vinyl Series® this Fall.
We decided that this particular design would be better served by a full statute figure, rather than the 12X12 format we have used for other 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statues like Ozzy Osbourne’s Diary of a Madman or Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power. Excited to share that the statue is well into production for a very limited run in 2021. #staytuned here and via our email list for launch specifics.
As far back as 1975, Pink Floyd began a live tradition of their completely uniquely take on the “Mirror Ball”. The circular projection screen was in place, and to add to the live light show effects, the flower themed mirror ball was introduced. This is so Pink Floyd. It took on several forms all the way to the amazing live spectacle in 1994 for the Pink Floyd stadium tour in 1994 in support of the album “Division Bell.” The Floyd line up was David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. The Floyd acrimony with Roger Waters was at it’s zenith.
Check out these live shots of this legendary “On Tour” live stage props. These still still shots are from the 1975 Wish You Were Hear, 1977 Animals and 1994 tours.
This live video of from 1994 Division Bell Tour. The Huge mirror ball morphed into a flower bloom during the performance of Comfortably Numb. Enjoy…”Wish You Were There”
Randy Rhoads Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statue from KnuckleBonz® 1st Wave of Production is complete and on way to KnuckleBonz USA Warehouse.
This 1st wave of the 3000 unit Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue production went well with only minor Covid disruptions. This our 3rd production of Randy Rhoads working directly with the Rhoads Family and Randy Rhoads Truest. The shot here in the Blog is from the very first days of performing live with Ozzy Osbourne 1981. The design has Randy in his red leather stage outfit w/ white shoes and almost still can see him looking at back for ques from Tommy Aldridge at Day on the Green at the Oakland Coliseum. Most of the Blizzard of Oz was played during these live sets. There were of course s smatteri9ng of Black Sabbath era songs to close the set.
Pre-Orders are super crazy on this one so it looks like we might have to go right on “back-order” after the 1st production wave hits our warehouse and goes out the the Randy Rhoads Superfans that have already pre-ordered.
On this day in 1959 Jerry Only was born in Lodi, NJ. He remains the “only” Misfits member to appear on all Misfits recordings and in live performances.
Jerry Only also has the distinction of being one of the few musical artists to step inside the WCW Wresting Ring to compete. Others like Alice Cooper appeared outside the ring as managers or accomplishes, but Jerry battled Dr. Death in the Steele cage back in 1999…can’t believe it’s been that long.
The Misfits continue to stun audiences and set records for sell-out performances. Here’s hoping the Post-Covid world will be treated to a new Misfits World Tour. We will be there!
Many KnuckleBonz® collectors have asked for a heads up any time one of our limited editions is about to Sell Out…be careful what you asked for. Posting here to let you know we are down to the last few units of the our GHOST Cardinal Copia Limited Edition Rock Iconz® Statue Variant designs. These were announced via our Email list last Friday. These are not only super rare because the are such a low production run, only 333 per design, but also because in our 18 year history we have done so few variants of any kind. These will be gone be end of day. You can add Paha Nihil and the Nameless Ghoul Guitar Players Rock Iconz to this “endangered list.”
New Cardinal Copia variant appears in his White Tux and Fedora versus the Black Tux in the original Rock Iconz design. The Cardinal Copia Cassock robes variant his black raiment versus the original SOLD OUT Red Cassock Ltd. Edition.
We think Tobias Forge and the GHOST Clergy may be opting for a 2022 re-emergence with Papa Emeritus IV in the same fashion that many large tours like QUEEN, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate have done. Over the last couple of weeks, all have pushed out touring due to continued Covid restrictions on live events worldwide. Sooo, what we have now in the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Series now is probably what you will get in 2021.
If you are paying attention, you will see we have silently launched variant designs for our original GHOST Cardinal Copia Rock Iconz® Statues. Cardinal Copia “White Tux” and Cardinal Copia “Black Cassock” are now shipping. We launched these via our opt in e-mailing list last Friday and the super limited edition of 333 per design is almost gone. Posting here for the faithful that follow GHOST and KnuckleBonz for 1st crack at the rare variant designs.
In 18 years, we have only done a very small number of variant designs. Jimi Hendrix is probably the most well known. We did a gray scale, color and bronze coated casting of our 1st Hendrix statue.
GHOST fans have been lobbying for more Cardinal Copia since the 1st Rock Iconz designs went so fast. We were happy to oblige, Ghost fans are amazing. Cardinal Copia “White Tux” variant, has the good Cardinal with his White Fedora and his black and silver cane with the serpent head handle. The base is taken from the original SOLD OUT Red Cassock design. The Cardinal Copia “Black Cassock” limited edition has the Cardinal on top the the “Rats” base design in stunning red.
April 1st is a bitter sweet day in AC/DC history and it has nothing to do with April Fools. It’s the day the band officially announced Brian Johnson as their new singer to replace Bon Scott after his tragic passing.
Brian may have been somehow destined for the AC/DC gig by Bon Scott himself. Before joining AC/DC, Bon was with his Aussie group, “Fang” doing a “Hail Mary” tour in the UK. This was a last chance for this struggling outfit and they opened for a moderately successful glam-rock group called “Geordie.” The singer was none other than Brian Johnson. Brian was actually sick during their set with a stomach ailment that had him drop to his side in pain during a couple numbers. Bon thought it was part of the performance and mentioned it to Angus Young and Malcolm Young some time later. That mention got Brian on the audition list when AC/DC has decided to carry on and look for a replacement for Bon. The rest we now know is history. AC/DC “Back in Black” was released later than year in July and the band was on their mega-stadium headliner trajectory that continues to this day.
Pictured in our blog is Angus Young atop Brian’s shoulders from circa 1980 in our AC/DC Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue design. Urban legend is that Bon was inspired to do this during the AC/DC shows because of seeing Brian pull this off in the Geordie live show. Brian would have to weigh in on what’s the real story there. The statue is in full production and tracking toward a Fall 2021 ship date.
This was Van Halen’s 3rd studio release and they were now firmly atop the arena rock scene. Recorded in only 2 weeks, this record got lots of airplay, but take some time today to drop the needle on a couple of tracks. “Everybody Wants Some!!” is a fav here at KnuckleBonz. The intro shows off Eddie Van Halen’s effects wizardry and subtlety before the entire band comes in at 1:09 with the opening riff. No better way to kick off a weekend. Also too, check out a somewhat unheralded track that starts off Side 2, “Tora Tora.” The EVH effects mastery is on display again but there is a ominous heaviness to this song that is a little “Un-Halen-like”. Eddie plays an imposing trill that Tony Iommi would be proud of.
By this time Eddie’s playing is getting wide praise across the music industry with Rolling Stone making Hendrix comparisons. Thankfully they state that Eddie Van Halen “is no clone” which any Van Halen fans knows he was not. Rolling Stone had a bad habit of hating on bands all of us dug. Glad they got this one right.
Metallica Monday is Coming – Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues Start Shipping Worldwide
The KnuckleBonz warehouse will be working throughout the weekend setting up to ship out all the Pre-Order of our Metallica Rock Iconz Statues for Lames Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet and Robert Trujillo.
Orders are stacking up fast on this limited edition. Only 3000 are being created for Metallica Superfans worldwide. No FOMO…
All Rock Iconz have particular challenges. The tatts for James Hetfield were a bugger on this Rock Iconz production. Check out the whole band here at the Metallica order pages.
Order Here – https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/metallica/