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Metallica And Justice for All – 33 Years Ago…Forever Tied to Jethro Tull

33 years ago Metallica released the …and Justice for All album. If there be such a thing for an under rated Metallica album, this is it as far as we are concerned here at KnuckleBonz®. We know, we know, there’s been all the talk about the mix of this record recently, but bottom line, this is thrash classic, with musicianship at it’s highest. Every song is strong and is a favorite for Metallica Superfans to this day when AJFA is included in any live set. “Blackened” and “The Shortest Straw” are diamonds and of course there is “One.” Many of the younger Metallica fans can point to that as their intro to the band via that great music video. There was still an MTV that played music videos at this point in 1988. We can’t talk about this era and not mention the comical Grammy faux pas. If you recall, Metallica was nominated for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental” and the Grammys continued their “Cluebaggerness” with the metal scene. The award went to none other than Jethro Tull. Too funny to this day.

A quick heavy metal heads up, we are hard at work on a new Limited Edition Collectible for And Justice for All in our 3D Vinyl ® Collectible Series. The cover art by Stephen Gorman, based on a concept developed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich was a dream to design with. Staytuned for updates…

Check out our current Rock Iconz Ltd. Editions for the entire band from the recent Hardwired to Self-Destruct album here.

Check out all the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues here.

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Metallica’s Jason Newsted – Have a Voivod Birthday!

Jason Newsted of Metallica fame is celebrating a birthday today. As we all know, Jason famously left Metallica at a peak and went on to do some really cool work with Ozzy Osbourne, a revitalization of Voivod and Echobrain.

We are currently working with Metallica on a Rock Icons Limited Edition Statue Set for the present lineup of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo. We have a multi-year product plan with the band and hope to be able to create something from every era before we are done in the Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collector Series. Some from the “And Justice or All” album would be cool. That’s still on of fav records here at the KnuckleBonz studio and we drop the needle on that bad boy often…

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