Check out the newly released Steve Stevens and Billy Idol Rock Iconz® statues now…you can Pre-Order Here. Not more than 3000 per design will be cast for music Superfans worldwide.
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens Rock Iconz are sold separately, or as a set.
Steve Stevens is a Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter, and composer, as well as one of the most recognizable and original guitarists to emerge from the 80s rock scene. Best known for his 38-year partnership with Billy Idol, his work on Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana”, his Grammy award-winning performance on the “Top Gun Anthem” and the release of three successful solo records, including the genre-crossing, “Flamenco A-Go-Go”. Stevens’ catalog of hit songs that he co-wrote and performed alongside Idol include “Rebel Yell”, “Eyes Without a Face” and “Flesh for Fantasy”. They sound as fresh and relevant today as the day they were released. Stevens has performed on numerous movie soundtracks in addition to “Top Gun” including “Matrix Reloaded”, Once Upon Time in Mexico, “Speed”, “Big”, “Dogtown”. “Coyote Ugly”, “Look Who’s Talking Too”, “The Upside of Anger”, “Ace Aventura; Pet Detective”, “The Wedding Singer” and “Heavy Metal”.
Stevens has released new music with Billy Idol. Billy Idol and Steve Stevens will be in residence in Las Vegas in October…get out there and rock!
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.
The doom “metalpiece” from Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” is latest entry to the 3D Vinyl® Collector Series from KnuckleBonz®. This 1986 release in considered a defining moment on the heavy metal timeline.
We launched pre-sales last Friday for Candlemass. The signature skull of Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is mounted atop dilapidated oak, not exactly “Under the Oak” if you will pardon the pun. Rusty barb wire encircles this design atop the classic Candlemass red logo. We went back and forth between the 12×12″ format we used for things like Mercyful Fate “Don’t Break the Oath” 3D Vinyl and this table top design. We opted for this ultimately because you Superfans have been telling us you prefer that format.
The Canlemass 3D Vinyl Ltd Edition Statue is cast in resin and hand detailed. It stand’s 10 inches tall and ships with a color package and custom packing. Only 1986 of this design will be cast for Candlemass and Doom Metal Superfans around the world.
Don’t miss out. Pre-Order your here.
On this day in 1975 Pink Floyd released their follow up album to Dark Side of the Moon, “Wish You Were Here.” This was the 2nd full-on concept album from the band and was written exclusively by Roger Waters. After the life changing success of Dark Side, Waters laments about the loss of the talent and friendship of Syd Barrett and the bands growing distaste for the music business. It’s no surprise that music critics would knee-jerk and write that the new material was largely uninspired. However, fans disagreed and the album went to #1 in birth the USA and the UK. Both David Gilmour and keyboardist Richard Wright have said Wish You Were Here was their favorite Pink Floyd album.
Wish You Were Here was one of the 1st creation in our 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue Series that celebrates the great album art of the last 50 years. Check out Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl here.
This will not be a news flash for Pink Floydians, but I have been surprised recently in conversations of the number of people who are not aware of a really great documentary of the making of Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here.” If there has ever been pressure on a band to follow up after breakthrough commercial success in music, this is it. If you recall, Wish You Were Here was the follow up album to Dark Side of the Moon, need we say more.
The (59) minute film was released in 2012 and has interviews with all four Pink Floyd members, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. There is a a focus on specifics for all the tracks like Have a Cigar and Welcome to the Machine, but there is also a large section on how the record was inspired by co-founder Syd Barrett. The band gives candid insight on the relationship each member had with him. We were struck by the sincere sadness you could see from Roger Waters and David Gilmour about the loss of this great talent and great friend.
Also, there are awesome interviews with the visual side of Pink Floyd in cartoonist Gerald Scarfe and designer Storm Thorgerson. They are both heroes to us here at KnuckleBonz.
The Story of Wish You Were Here It is easily streamed on a number of video services. We caught it this weekend on the music streaming service Qello.
We have lots in the works with Pink Floyd now in all 3 of our collector series, Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour ™. Check that out here.
Check out all the kool Knucklebonz Collectibles here.
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.
College Football traditions go back over 100 years and are steeped in ceremony. One of the most exciting experiences of any game played on Saturday is when the home team entries their stadium prior to kick off. We were pleased to see that heavy metal, which is so often marginalized in pop culture, and even in the music industry, won the top spot in a recent Fanbuzz.com poll. Voted #1 over traditions from powerhouse schools’ like USC, Clemson and Notre Dame was VA Tech’s team entrance to “Enter Sandman” from Metallica. The entire stadium jumps up and down as the James Hetfield belts out the Metallica Black Album classic. It’s crazy to see…
In the KnuckleBonz Blog is an image of the VA Tech lunch pale with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammitt and Robert Trujillo circa 2019…
KnuckleBonz is working with Metallica on their new Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition statue set that captrures the band from live moments from their most recent Hardwired to Self-Destruct World Tour.
Check all the limited edition collectibles for Metallica here.
A Heavy Metal Happy Birthday James Hetfield of Metallica…
Vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield is the undisputed riff-lord of modern hard rock and heavy metal. Born on August 3, 1963 in Downey, California, Hetfield is also recognized as the king of downpicking and revered as one of the most charismatic front men in music, with a unique style and the ability to roar the likes of “Battery,” sing hits like “Nothing Else Matters,” and connect effortlessly with audiences via his personal, heartfelt, and humorous stage-banter.
Born in Los Angeles during 1981, but bred and nurtured in California’s Bay Area, Metallica (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo) rewrote the heavy metal and hard rock playbooks, in the process becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon. With millions of album sales and streams in addition to thousands of sold-out venues around the globe, Metallica’s music has spanned the cult-classic prototype thrash of their 1983 debut album, Kill ‘Em All, to their wildly accessible hard rock classic, 1991’s The Black Album. Now approaching 40 years as a band, the guys continue to be one of the top touring acts in the world, with over two million fans attending the 150+ shows on their recent WorldWired tour.
Now shipping is our 1st ever Metallica Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statues for Metallica. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo sold seperately or as a set
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Pink Floyd Exhibition “Their Mortal Remains“ Los Angeles was set to open next week at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles. However, like all of us that need to move things Internationally, they have been met with shipping delays. The new opening date is Sepmeber 3rd. We hope to see some of you Floydians there.
There will be lots of great gear and other museum displays to capture Pink Floyd from their origins in the Syd Barrett era all the way thru their last tour Division Bell. We are particularly are excited to see some of Nick Mason’s early drum kits and the art of the amazing Gerald Scarfe. Scarfe is the illustrator/cartoonist that was the visual fuel for Pink Floyd the Wall album art and motion picture animation.
You can pre order tickets to Pink Floyd Exhibition “Their Mortal Remains” here.
We are currently in production on three Pink Floyd Limited Edition statues for the Rock Iconz® On Tour Collectible Series and 3D Vinyl®. Check out The Pig and road case from the Pink Floyd Animals Tour, The Stage Screen from Division Bell and Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl® here.
Also of note, a new Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd Rock Iconz statue is in design. Here’s a look at our original design for Syd, Syd Barrett Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue.
AC/DC released (2) of the greatest hard rock albums of all time almost (1) year apart to the day. Highway to Hell was released on June 27th 1979. This record brought the band to International fame on the strength of all the great songs and increased FM Radio play with the title track “Highways to Hell.” This was also the final record with leader singer and frontman Bon Scott. After Bon’s untimely passing, the band would release the multi-platinum “Back in Black” with new signer Brian Johnson on July 25th 1980. WHat a difference a year can make…Back in Black would properl the band to arena and festival headliners. AC/DC has never looked back and continues to record and tour at the highest levels.
Check out all the KnuckleBonz® collectibles for both AC/DC Angus Young and Bon Scott. Our latest design of Angus Young atop Brian Johnson’s shoulders is one of the most elaborate Rock Iconz® designs in our 18 year history. You can pre-order Angus and Brian Rock Iconz here.
Also check out our new AC/DC Craft Beers AC/DC TNT Double IPA and AC/DC PwrUp Juicy IPA in collaboration with Calicraft Brewing.
Rock Hard this Monday!