AC/DC released (2) of the greatest hard rock albums of all time almost (1) year apart to the day. Highway to Hell was released on June 27th 1979. This record brought the band to International fame on the strength of all the great songs and increased FM Radio play with the title track “Highways to Hell.” This was also the final record with leader singer and frontman Bon Scott. After Bon’s untimely passing, the band would release the multi-platinum “Back in Black” with new signer Brian Johnson on July 25th 1980. WHat a difference a year can make…Back in Black would properl the band to arena and festival headliners. AC/DC has never looked back and continues to record and tour at the highest levels.
Check out all the KnuckleBonz® collectibles for both AC/DC Angus Young and Bon Scott. Our latest design of Angus Young atop Brian Johnson’s shoulders is one of the most elaborate Rock Iconz® designs in our 18 year history. You can pre-order Angus and Brian Rock Iconz here.
Also check out our new AC/DC Craft Beers AC/DC TNT Double IPA and AC/DC PwrUp Juicy IPA in collaboration with Calicraft Brewing.
Rock Hard this Monday!
Yesterday marked 42 years since the release of the KISS Dynasty record. While it not apparent to the KISS Army at the time, the original KISS lineup was only a short time away from it’s end. Peter Criss did not actually play on the album due to a combination of injuries to his hands from car accident and struggles with substance abuse. Anton Fig was called in to keep time as he had already worked with Ace on some of his solo efforts. The album did have radio success with “I Was Made for Lovin You“. It actually peaked at #11 on the US Billboard charts. But, perhaps the most lasting part of the Dynasty era are the amazing costumed. They were more elaborate than ever with Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter dawning capes with signature colors for each member. The KISS predominantly black and silver schemes were replaced by Red for The Demon, Hot Pink for The Starchild, Blue for SpaceAce and Green for The Catman. The photos and videos from this era are amazing.
KnuckleBonz has expended our license with KISS through 2023 with the band and we are hard at work on a new set of Rock Iconz.
Here’s a collectors list of the things we have created with KISS: KnuckleBonz and KISS
- KISS Alive II Rock Iconz (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) * These were essentially the Love Gun costumes w/ some minor tweaks)
- KISS Alive 1975 Rock Iconz (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) * From the costumes fro that era 1975)
- KISS Rock Iconz Hotter Than Hell (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) * All 4 band members, Gene is sporting the Skull shirt
- KISS Debut Album 3D Vinyl (The band from that famous black cover and the glowing makeup.
- KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl – The most aggressive 3D Vinyl design to date sculpting all 4 characters in the illustrative style of Ken Kelly’s famous cover painting.
- KISS ON Tour Road Case and Logo Stage Sign – The distressed Road case hold a banner from the Alive photo shoot by Fin Costello and the lighted sign used by the band thru the Alive era.
- KISS Rock Iconz 2021 – #staytuned
Rock Hard today!
The Pink Floyd Exhibition Coming to LA – KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz “On Tour” for Sure!
The Pink Floyd Exhibition that originally debuted in London in coming to LA to the Vogue Multicultural Museum. The exhibition was curated by the band David Glimour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason and Aubrey Powell, the Hypnosis co-founder. He and designer Storm Thorgerson and collaborated on many Pink Floyd album art concepts and designs.
Many things from all the Pink Floyd eras that you would expect to see will be on display, like a myriad of music instruments, or the Pink Floyd Pig. But, some you might now expect. If the LA version of the museum mirrors the UK, you will see the cane that Roger Water got his licks from in his school boy days with Syd Barrett. This was a direct influence to the Teacher character from Pink Floyd The Wall.
We are personally looking forward to seeing the Division Bell heads in all there metallic glory inside the exhibit along with lyric sheets from Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd Animals and many others.
This will be a hot ticket with Covid restrictions still in place…check the https://www.vmmla.com website for ticket sales information.
You might even see a KnuckleBonz Collectible or 2 while you are there…
Here’s a good overview video from the Pink Floyd Exhibition in London.
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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A quick backorder update for all you music Superfans…Back Order Update – Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Motorhead ON Tour and Rock Iconz Collectibles
“Algie” the Pink Floyd Pig for our ON Tour™ Collectible Series has gone on back order. We will be keeping this limited edition open to ship new units for this limited edition collectible again in late spring/summer. For this design, the Pink Floyd Pig is shipped in a distressed road case adorned with the tour itinerary and set list from the 1977 Pink Floyd World Tour in support of the album “Animals.” The Pig would become a fixture of live Pink Floyd performances going forward and is a perfect subject for On Tour. Check it out here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ac-dc/
The AC/DC Hell’s Bell On Tour Collectible statue from KnuckleBonz® has also run through the initial production pieces and is now on back order as we await new units in late spring/summer. Don’t miss out on this “Back in Black” era piece of live music tour history. for AC/DC. Again, a must for the On Tour Collection. See the AC/DC Hell’s Bell and other AC/DC Rock Iconz of Angus Young and frontman Brian Johnson here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ac-dc/
Motorhead Lemmy III Rock Iconz® Statue has finished new units in route and should be hitting the US ports anytime. This Rock Iconz statue is very limited and will be gone soon; don’t miss out if you are a Motorhead Superfan. Lemmy Kilmister appears from the classic “”Ace of Spades” era in this design. His white cowboy boots really set this one off. Order here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/motorhead/
Check out all the in-stock Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour Collectibles here at www.knucklebonz.com
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4th of July 20% Off Sale. Get rare limited edition KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz®and 3D Vinyl® at www.knucklebonz.com
Last chance on many low inventory items like Dimebag Darrell from Pantera, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Jim Morrison of The Doors and Johnny Ramone. The entire Rock Iconz and 3D Vinyl IN-Stock line-up is available at these 20% off prices throughout the holiday weekend.
Also check out the new Rock Iconz “On Tour” Series. This collector series brings music fans and collectors moments in and around the world’s great live performances and world tours. Sour over the Battersea Power Station with the Pink Floyd Pig and ring the AC/DC Hell’s Bell. All are on-sale this weekend only at www.knucklebonz.com
Never more than 3000 of any KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz or 3D Vinyl is created. These are highly exclusive, limited edition collectibles. Each one is hand-painted, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue. All are officially licensed from the band.
Rock hard…and safe!