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Back to LIVE Music Courtesy of The Black Crowes

For the 1st time since the KnuckleBonz Krew attended KISS with opening act David Lee Roth in March of 2020, we were able to step out and see an arena rock show. The Black Crowes had “The Remedy” and we were treated to what rock n’ roll is all about. A great band, with great songs, w/ undeniable passion. With the  Robinson brothers Rich and Chris’s fabled feuding over the years, we thought this day might not come, but it did.

We were treated to a great night out with opening act Dirty Honey bringing the dirt. Riff oriented rock with a great singer front man in Marc Labelle, absolutely solid. You must tune in to this band if you subscribe to boogie rock in any form..

The Black Crowes were on fire tearing through the 1990 “Shake Your Money Maker” album in sequence to lead off the set. “No Speak No Slave” was also highlight for us. The band laid down a hit laden set throughout with an amazing cover of Led Zeppelin “Hey Hey What Can I Do” as closer. The previous show in LA had them closing with a Rolling Stones cover so this was a surprise treat. Check out The Black Crowes with Jimmy Page “Live at the Greek” and you will see why we were so excited.

All systems go for more shows this fall including Megadeth, Billy Idol, Greta Van Fleet, The Eagles and many others.

If you are not motivated to get out and go to a live show now after that last year and a half, it might be time for you to hang em’ up…get out there and ROCK!

Rock Hard this Monday…

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Music You Can “See” – The Great Album Cover Artists and Designers of Rock

Not all heroes in the the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour™ and On Tour Series played an instrument. The paint brush and camera lens also made music for all of us when wielded  by the great album cover artist and designers.

Before the digital age of music, Album and Poster art was and essential part of the music Superfan experience.  It the same flag many of us still fly today on the art we have in the house or the clothes we wear. Can you imagine  Pink Floyd’s legacy with the designs of Storm Thorgerson? The “Dark Side of the Moon” Prism, all of the “Wish You Were Here” “Hand Shakes” the “Delicate Sound of Thunder” “Lightbulb Man.” Aubrey Powell founded the great Hypgnosis (In Collaboration w/ Storm Thorgerson) and gave us classic Led Zeppelin cover art from “Houses of the Holy” and .  Could we ever  separate Pink Floyd “The Wall” from the illustrator and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe? We think not. So many of the great bands we love are so closely tied to the great artists that were associated with their album releases. Roger Dean defined the band “Yes” with unbelievable illustration and graphic design that almost let you here the albums before you dropped the needle. Many of us discovered the fantasy art master Frank Frazetta, from the album art of Molly Hatchet before we ever heard of “Conan the Barbarian” The list goes on. Can you imagine Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow without the “Rainbow Raising” cover painting of Ken Kelly? Oh yes, what we owe the KISS Destroyer cover to him as well…

For us, these images are as  as important as the music that plays when you drop the needle. It’s an essential part of why we are in our 18th year here at KnuckleBonz.

Rock Hard! Kbonz