Heard a recent interview with KISS Paul Stanley on Sirius/XM Radio and he was talking about the pressure on KISS to follow up on the massive success of KISS “Alive.” Another live record was not on the table. KISS Alive was basically a “best of” record with no new material. KISS Alive featured tracks from the first 3 studio albums, KISS “Debut” , KISS “Dressed to Kill” and KISS “Hotter Than Hell.” None had these had achieved any radio foothold. KISS had built their loyal following strictly thru 1975 on their amazing live performances. Speaking with Sirius/XM, Paul Stanley talked about the need for follow up success in the studio. Without it, it was easy to imagine Alive being the high water mark for the band. An unsuccessful follow up, could have damaged the bands rep beyond repair. It was at the suggestion of KISS manger Bill Aucoin, that they bring in Bob Ezrin to produce the new album which we now know as KISS “Destroyer.” Aucoin was not simply goin on a hunch. Bob Ezrin can be closely tied to the success of the original Alice Cooper band and albums like “Billion Dollar Banaies and “Schools Out.” Also throw in the Aerosmith’s classic “Get Your Wings”. All done prior to 1976. Ezrin pushed the Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss to new studio heights. 45 years later, we celebrate was is arguably the best studio effort from KISS…drop the needle on this rock classic today…
KnuckleBonz® celebrates the great album art of the last 50 years in a limited edition collector series called 3D Vinyl®. Our favoaite albums are brough to life in stunning 3D statues. All are officially licensed in limited editions of never more than 3000 per design. You can order KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl here:
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The KnuckleBonz® 3D Vinyl® Series has been in production for over 3-years now for those Superfans worldwide that want to celebrate the great album art of the last 50 years in 3D. When we decided to produce KISS Destroyer for the series we knew we had a touch task ahead. We first had to sculpt the KISS band Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehly and Peter Criss in the style of the great fantasy artist Ken Kelly. That was quite a task alone, but add the complexity of having (4) full statues in a single collectible. This had to be done 1976 times in the limited edition for a price that fans could still reasonably afford. All of us were really happy with the result back in 2018.
KISS Destroyer is the high water mark for the original line up in the studio and produced some of the bands most iconic songs. “Detroit Rock City” “Flaming Youth” Shout It Out Loud” and “Beth” are staples for the KISS live shows today.
For sure KnuckleBonz collectibles are not for everyone, and not meant to be. 3D Vinyl, Rock Iconz® and On Tour® collectible are expensive to create and license. We a limited edition is SOLD OUT, only a few thousand Superfans worldwide participate.
Enjoy our KISS 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue here on it’s 45th Anniversary – https://knucklebonz.com/product/kiss-destroyer-3d-vinyl-2/
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SOLD OUT and and Back Order Blues – KnuckleBonz®
Rock Iconz® continue to be some of the most sought after collectibles in music and entertainment. As you know, all of our products are limited editions. Here’s an update on some recent availability…don’t miss out of you are a Superfan on any of our bands.
KISS® Alive Rock Iconz “SOLD OUT”– Gene Simmons “The Demon” and Ace Frehley “The Spaceman” are now SOLD OUT. Soon to follow will be the rest of the KISS Alive Set fot Paul Stanley :The Strachild” and Peter Criss “The Catman.”
Mercyful Fate King Diamond Rock Iconz – Gone forever is our King Diamond Mercyful Fate Rock Iconz Statue. This was the 2nd working witn KIng Diamond. The original solo era Rock Iconz for King is SOLD OUT as well.
AC/DC Hell’s Bell On Tour “Back Order” – The initial production units are now gone and the Hell’s Bell is going on back-order. More units are under production and will ship later this year. Don’t miss out! https://knucklebonz.com/product/ac-dc-hells-bell-rock-iconz-on-tour-series-collectible/
Pink Floyd “Pig” On Tour “Back Order” – The Rock Iconz “On Tour” Collectible of the Pink Floyd Pig and “Animals” era Road Case has sold -thru the current inventory. You can back-order here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/pink-floyd/ to make sure you have a chance to own this iconic piece of Pink Floyd legacy.
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Rock Iconz “Back Order”– Iommi’s Rock Iconz sold thru the last in-stock unit and has gone on back order. This was gone within days of landing the initial production wave. Get in the back-order queue to have any chance of owning this Black Sabbath / Tony Iommi history. Back Order Here – https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/tony-iommi/
“The Show Must Go On ! ” and it will next week. Tune in for a “Killer” Rock Iconz announcement.
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