This month marks the anniversary of AC/DCFor Those About to Rock album release in 1981. Imagine having to follow up Back in Black with a new studio recording. No place to go but down right? AC/DC’s 8th studio release did nothing but go to #1 in the USA and receive rave critical reviews. Gone on ya’ Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson!
The For Those About to Rock world tour added new stage craft with the addition of the AC/DC Cannon. The band closed the set by firing an entire back line of prop cannons that hammered AC/DC Superfans with pulverizing site and sound. The Cannon has been a staple for AC/DC live ever since. We created the Rock Iconz® On Tour™ Limited Edition Statue to celebrate this iconic piece of stage-dress. The Knucklebonz blog photo shows the Cannon atop amps just like the AC/DC lives shows. Each statue is hand cast and detailed with a hand numbered certificate on the statue top. We have new inventory arriving soon, reserve your AC/DC Rock Iconz On Tour Cannon here.
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Working on the color box design for our Pink Floyd Division Bell Screen Rock IconzOn Tour Collectible today here at the KnuckleBonz Studio.
Came across the US Tour Intenerary this AM while going thru all the Division Bell art assets for potential use in the design. The date July 10th 1994 jumped out. We were there at RFK Stadium to witness what would be the final major tour for Pink Floyd. The set list was amaizing of course, but I recall highlights being the opening number of “Astronomy Domine” from early in the David Gilmour years and “One of These Days.” The 2nd half of the show saw the Pink Floyd screen rotate 90 degrees to hover above the band like something from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” A once in a lifetime experience. The egress from the stadium and Washington, DC was a challenge…ahh the good ole’ days.
Production on this Pink Floyd Rock Iconz On Tour collectible is going well and on schedule for a Dec/Jan release.
If you are paying attention, you will see we have announced the newest piece for our Rock Iconz On Tour® Collectible Series. From the stage of the PInk Floyd, we have created the projection screen used in live shows dating back to 1972. This design had several details that needed to be solved to be able to produce a hand cast limited edition statue. The 1st issue to tackle was cost. We always to to keep the price consistent in our Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour Series. To tool and cast the truss that supports the screen in metal was going to costs a kings ransom and simply was not an option for a short run 500 piece limited edition. That’s right, our Division Bell Projection Screen edition number is only 500. No FoMO… So we had to figure our a way to simulate the truss with some other materials. We decided to sculpt the truss shapes then cast the entire part in clear resign. That would allow us to paint the truss metal structure leaving the rest as a polished clear surface. That allowed us to solve our cost and design issues. A byproduct of this is that though this ON Tour Collectible from the Division Bell era of Pink Floyd has no working lights, the clear resign does catch the light in interesting ways and makes for spectacular display. The live shot from the KnuckleBonz studio in the blog here has a single light behind the truss to make the edges glow…really fun to shoot this for the product launch.
The limited edition pages are live now and you can pre-order the Division Bell Pink Floyd Projection Screen now.