If you were paying attention to the stars this weekend you might have noticed the significance of August 20th. On that single day, 3 of the greatest rock music performers and song writers were all born. Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame was born in 1949, Dimebag Darrell of Pantera born in 1966 and the elder Robert Plant born in 1948. There are a few photos of Phil Lynott and Robert Plant together, but doubtful if the 3 of them had much if any interaction. However, can you imagine that band? Holy sh*t!!!
KnuckleBonz has been fortunate to create 3 Dimebag Darrell Ltd. Edition statues. Check out the current Pantera work here from KnuckleBonz.
Our KnuckleBonz Phil Lynott statue design just got approved and we will be rolling that out for pre-order soon…stay tuned.
On this day in 1975 Led Zeppelin released their 6th studio album “Physical Graffiti “. The term studio is used loosely here because the album was primarily recorded at the Heady Grange county estate in Hampshire England. This is significant because the allowed the band ample time to improvise arrangements which fuels this masterpiece. Some of the heaviest Led Zeppelin to date was on the recording. The John Bonham’s drum open and Jimmy Page’s riff on “The River” are heavy bloody metal at it’s purest. Physical Graffiti also includes “Kashmir” showing off the diversity the band had in this era.
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
“Houses of the Holy”
“Trampled Under Foot”
“In the Light” (Jones, Page, Plant
“Down by the Seaside”
“Ten Years Gone”
“The Wanton Song”
“Boogie with Stu”
“Black Country Woman”
Included here is a clip of “The Rover” live from Seattle in 1977. Jimmy Page is wearing the icon “Poppy Suit” that was the subject of our 2007 Rock Iconz Limited Edition statue of Jimmy. We were fortunate to work directly with Jimmy Page on this design…still a fav for us here at the KnuckleBonz studio.
Got wind of this “cover” of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir by Polish Guitar Virtuoso Marcin while listening to Sirius MX Radio Ozzy’s Boneyard Channel from Keith Roth this AM while on the way into the KnuckleBOnz Studio. He briefly described this acoustic this cover of the Physical Graffiti masterpiece, saying the both Paul Stanley of KISS and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audio Slave had given props. However, this gives no hint and how amazing this video clip really is. We’ve provided a link to check out guitarist Marcin Patrzalek from his Instgram feed. The 20 year old runs through Jimmy Page’s chord progression with tapping while simultaneously knocking out John Bonham’s percussion banging on the body of the acoustic guitar, complete with rim shots! It’s effortless and you can see Marcin is not just playing, he’s feeling this Led Zeppelin classic. Makes us feel good at KnuckleBonz that Rock is alive and well…Keep it up Marcin, we might be creating you for the Rock Iconz® Series before too long.