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Nick Mason Opens Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition in LA

Nick Mason Opens Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition in LA.

Hollywood Boulevard was alight Sept 2nd as Pink Floyd founding member, drummer Nick Mason, cut the ribbon to open the the “Their Mortal Remains” Exhibition. Even Floyd Superfans might forget that Nick Mason is actually the only member of Pink Floyd to appear on every recording and play every Pink Floyd show since the bands 1st days with Syd Barrett.

Over (350 Pink) Floyd artifacts are on display the at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles thru Jan 9th 2022. We were lucky enough to be invited to the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. Here’s some pictures of some of the items that have inspired KnuckleBonz® work with Pink Floyd…The Pink Floyd Pig “Algie” floats above the exhibition opening crowd. The original pick was flown above the Battersea Power Station in the UK. The Pig broke lose of the tether and floats over the UK disrupting air traffic and landing in a farmers field in Kent. Our Rock Iconz® On Tour™ Pink Floyd Pig Collectible is on back order here…reserve your now. Only 1977 are being cast for Pink Floyd Superfans worldwide.

Pink Floyd Division Bell Stage Mock Up was on display. This is cool as you can see “Mr. Screen” in the center of the concert rigging. Note the light banks that line the stage. This was the inspiration for the statue base design of our On Tour Limited Edition Collectible for the Division Bell Pink Floyd Screen Collectible. Production has wrapped on this design and is on the way to our US warehouse. Reserve yours here with a pre-order. Limited to 1994 worldwide.

Pink Floyd “Time” short film animation cell created by Ian Emes was on full display. Notice the square aspect ratio of this production animation cell. It’s squared versus the typical landscape format. This was because this animation was bound for the 1st use of the Pink Floyd circular projection screen on the 1972 Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” world tour. Life would never be the same for David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright after this…

 

Check out all the Pink Floyd Collectibles from KnuckleBonz here.

Rock Hard!

 

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Pink Floyd – The Story of Wish You Were Here

This will not be a news flash for Pink Floydians, but I have been surprised recently in conversations of the number of people who are not aware of a really great documentary of the making of Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here.” If there has ever been pressure on a band to follow up after breakthrough commercial success in music, this is it. If you recall, Wish You Were Here was the follow up album to Dark Side of the Moon, need we say more.

The (59) minute film was released in 2012 and has interviews with all four Pink Floyd members, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. There is a a focus on specifics for all the tracks like Have a Cigar and Welcome to the Machine, but there is also a large section on how the record was inspired by co-founder Syd Barrett. The band gives candid insight on the relationship each member had with him. We were struck by the sincere sadness you could see from Roger Waters and David Gilmour about the loss of this great talent and great friend.

Also,  there are awesome interviews with the visual side of Pink Floyd in cartoonist Gerald Scarfe and designer Storm Thorgerson. They are both heroes to us here at KnuckleBonz.

The Story of Wish You Were Here It is easily streamed on a number of video services. We caught it this weekend on the music streaming service Qello.

We have lots in the works with Pink Floyd now in all 3 of our collector series, Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour ™. Check that out here.

Check out all the kool Knucklebonz Collectibles here.

Rock Hard!

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Our ACDC Hell’s Bell Rock Iconz On Tour Collectible – Great live shot of Frontman Brian Johnson

Here’s a great sht of Brian Johnson with AC/DC on his first tour with the band rining the Hell’s Bell. The inset live photo of the Hell’s Bell is very close to what we created for the Rock Iconz® On Tour Limited Edition Series. As you might know, there have been many versions of the Hell’s Bell since it first rang out over the AC/DC stage in 1980. The 1st to go out on tour was so heavy that actually broke through the stage at the Nausaau Colleseum while the band was loading in for that show.  It was hand cast in bronze at the Bellfounders in Loughborough in the UK. It actually weighed in at about 2000 pounds. It was clear right away the Hell’s Bell was not just another stage prop.

The AC/DC Hell’s Rock Iconz Hell’s Bell On Tour Ltd. Edition Statue is on back order and finishing the 2nd wave of production now. Reserve your here.

Also finishing production is our AC/DC Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue of Angus Young and Brian Johnson. Pre-Order yours here.

We also are finishing a 2nd wave of production on the AC/DC For “Those About to Rock” Cannon for the On Tour Series. Reseve the ACDC Cannon here.

Rock Hard!

 

 

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KnuckleBonz eMail List – Exclusive Offers, Promo Codes and Info

If you have not already done so, so to our homepage or the bottom of this blog and sign up for our email list. This will keep you up on all the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour series news. But, most importantly it a great way to get early access to exclusive product offers and the occasional promo code.

Recently, KnuckleBonz email list subscribers have been treated to the Ghost Paint Variant launch of Cardinal Copia Rock Iconz which was an immediate sell out…and a 15% Off promo code for the most recent Pink Floyd Division Bell Projection  Screen for Rock Iconz On Tour™.

Do take advantage…we don’t bomb you with a huge about of mail and you can always opt  out at anytime. This information is used for our product info and special offers only and is not shared with ANY ONE.

 

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“More Pink Floyd” for 3D Vinyl and Rock Iconz “On Tour” In Design

Excited to share that we have extended our licensing agreement with Pink Floyd and Perryscope through 2023. We have only scratched the service with the band and all the great concept art from all the Floyd eras, early Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett all the way through Division Bell and beyond.

We have been work on (3) new Floyd designs and are in a 2nd wave pf production for the Pink Floyd Pig that is on back order. Algie will fly again later this year.

Here are order links to the current Pink Floyd Limited Edition Collectibles from Knucklebonz…

Pink Floyd Rock Iconz ON Tour “The Pig” : https://knucklebonz.com/product/pink-floyd-the-pig-rock-iconz-on-tour-series-collectible-2/

Pink Floyd 3D Vinyl “Wish You Were Here” : https://knucklebonz.com/product/pink-floyd-wish-you-were-here-3d-vinyl-2/

Rock Hard This Monday!

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Van Halen “Women and Children First” Dropped On This Day in 1980

This was Van Halen’s 3rd studio release and they were now firmly atop the arena rock scene. Recorded in only 2 weeks, this record got lots of airplay, but take some time today to drop the needle on a couple of tracks. “Everybody Wants Some!!” is a fav here at KnuckleBonz. The intro shows off Eddie Van Halen’s effects wizardry and subtlety before the entire band comes in at 1:09 with the opening riff. No better way to kick off a weekend. Also too, check out a somewhat unheralded track  that starts off Side 2, “Tora Tora.” The EVH effects mastery is on display again but there is a ominous heaviness to this song that is a little “Un-Halen-like”. Eddie plays an imposing trill that Tony Iommi would be proud of.

By this time Eddie’s playing is getting  wide praise across the music industry with Rolling Stone making Hendrix comparisons. Thankfully they state that Eddie Van Halen “is no clone” which any Van Halen fans knows he was not. Rolling Stone had a bad habit of hating on bands all of us dug. Glad they got this one right.

Drop the needle on this classic this weekend.

Rock Hard! KBonz

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The Artistry of Dave Brockie (A.K.A. Oderus Urungus of GWAR)

On this day in 2014, we lost Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus of Gwar. RIP Head Master Scumdog!

Thought we would share a shot from the KnuckleBonz studio this AM. One of the KnuckleBonz founders actually went to High School with Dave and was fortunate to work w/ GWAR on a couple of projects. Brockie was many things, super creative, super intelligent, super nice, super hilarious and a superfan of his beloved Washington Redskins, DOH! Washington football team.  Would have been fun to hear the Oderus take on that…

This pic is of Dave’s, Oderus Urungus GWAR mask he sculpted and cast for us in 2001. Note the eye sockets and mouth area are still intact. This is how it would come out of the hand-made plaster mold. Dave asked us of we wanted him to set it up like he would for stage wear cutting these areas out and we said, NO WAY!. What you see is a little more Dave Brockie and a little less on the “Intergalactic Hulking War Machine” that was frontman of Gwar Oderus Urungus.

Roc Hard Today Scumdogs! Kbonz

Here’s’a great video  interview with Dave not long before we lost him…check it out:

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“Far Beyond Anniversary” – Pantera Far Beyond Driven Album for 3D Vinyl

On this day in 1994 Pantera showed the music world that metal was not just a “sub-genre”, but was #1 in music. Pantera’s  “Far Beyond Driven” became the 1st true heavy metal record to debut in the US. What’s super impressive is that Phillip Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul Abbott and Rex Brown took no steps backwards to achieve this commercial success. They actually turned up the heaviness…I’m Broken!!!

This album art proved a real challenge for our 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue Series. We decided to stray for the tradition 12×12 album oriented format and created a hybrid that brings the great cover photographic treatment to a desk or shelf mount display. This KnuckleBonz collectible is still in pre-order and super hot. Check it out here to be one of only 1994 fans that will own this piece of metal music art: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/pantera/

The 1st wave for Pantera Far Beyond Driven is finished and in route to our US warehouse. We expect it to hit the US ports in April and then must clear customs to begin the short truck ride to the KnuckleBonz warehouse. Stay tuned here for update…DOn;t Miss Out!

Rock Hard! Kbonz

Check out the launch video: https://youtu.be/drXB00qkDKc

 

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KnuckleBonz Actually Has Apparel for Rock Iconz

While KnuckleBonz is known for bringing music Superfans high-end collectibles in the Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collector Series, we do have Tee Shirts, Hats and other cool apparel for all the bands we work with and more. Before you check out of www.knucklebonz.com on your next visit to the store, go to the apparel section in the dropdown menus or use this link: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/apparel/

We have officially licensed apparel for: Jimi Hendrix, Queen Freddie Mercury, Queen Brian May, Queen Roger Tayor and Queen John Deacon, Ghost Papa Emeritus, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Angus Young, Bon Scott, Metallica, The Misfits, Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Ozbourne, Randy Rhoads, Pantera, Dimebag Darrell, Guns N Roses, Billy Idol, The Scorpions, KISS, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Dedbbie Harry of BLondie, The Ramones, Johnny Ramone, Aersosmith, Def Leppard, Megadeth and more…

Rock Hard ! Kbonz

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The MISFITS – The Rare band we all agree on..

From the advent of the music industry, the bands we listen to and revere  defined us in our formative years. We paired off into groups that gravitated to musical genres. Pop music always had the largest following with fans that may or may not be passionate. As you descend into other genres, fandom becomes more intense and vital to who you were, and are. Punk and Metal would most often square off and choose sides with an occasional cross over. However, there are a few bands that transcend musical genres, and even pop culture. Such is the case with The Misfits. From humble beginnings in Lodi NJ, Jerry Only and all the various lineups have had something for all. From original singer Glen Danzig, thru the more metal releases with Michale Graves, the following of the band has been among the most loyal in music. The formation of The Misfits established the Horror/Core/Punks, but heavy metal too really dug things right off. Cliff Burton of Metallica flew the Misfits flag on-stage with the  Fiend skull tee-shirt on stage at Day at The Green, Oakland 1985. His arm was also tatted with The Fiend. With the flick of the wrist the band can re-unite today and sell out arenas anywhere in the world. They are a rarity…something all camps enjoy and agree on as cool and important.

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the 1st Full length Misfits album release, “Walk Among Us.” Album “American Psycho” and the “Dig Up Here Bones” track is still a fav here at KnuckleBonz. Relive or discover some Misfits today…

Rock Hard! Kbonz