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March 17th 1982 – A Bitter Sweet Day for KnuckleBonz…Randy Rhoads and Diary of a Madman Tour

March 17th is always a bitter sweet day on the KnuckleBonz calendar. It’s the day we saw the great Randy Rhoads at the height of his guitar hero powers on the Diary of a Madman Tour in Atlanta. The Omni was SOLD OUT and the 2nd Ozzy Osbourne solo record was charting hard. The band was now a firm Arena headliner.

Can remember watching Randy Rhoads that night in front of the towering Diary of a Madman stage set and being struck by the fierceness of his playing. However,  is was in contrast to his posture on stage. What we were hearing did not seem to match what Randy was doing with his hands. It seemed so effortless for him. It was unlike anything we had every seen. All in our crew at the show were music Superfans, but none was a guitar player. We simply did  not have the ability to understand what we just saw. I told Delores Rhoads about this when we met about the 1st KnuckleBonz statue in 2003 for Randy and she knew exactly what I was talking about. She said, “Yes, Randy was always in good position, his left elbow at his side with good posture. Good posture is the foundation for any instrument.” He was so schooled, now it all made sense.

While the excitement and appreciation of that eve  will never diminish, it is always accompanied with the memory of the utter shock of only 2 days later when we loose Randy Rhoads in the plane crash on March 19th, 1982. Can’t believe it has been 40 years…no words. RIP RR…

We are currently In-Stock for the latest Randy Rhoads KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Collectible statue as well as 3D Vinyl for the Diary of a Madman Tour.

Order Here: Randy Rhoads

Order Here: Ozzy Diary of a Madman 3D Vinyl

Rock Hard!

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KnuckleBonz – Black Sabbath “Pilgrimage to Mapledurham Mill”

A must on the KnuckleBonz travel list is a pilgrimage to the Mapledurham Mill and Estate  in Oxfordshire, England. Black Sabbath SuperFans will know this is the site of the original album cover photo shoot by photographer Keith “Keef” Macmillan for the debut album released in February of 1970. The young model, Louisa Livingstone, had no idea her image was about to become the corner stone of heavy metal as she posed in various shots in the black robe and green face makeup for Black Sabbath. The haunting image of the Mapledurham Mill, which dates back to the to the 12th century, still brings chills and memories of the initial thunder clap of the album title track Black Sabbath. Even crazier is this record went to catholic grade school with us in the early 70s and was played as part of recreation time. We were allowed to bring our own music and play on the library record player. Not a single Nun or teacher at the Holy Spirit Elementary ever raised an eyebrow…classic. Very progressive for the church of Rome to be sure.

Take a second and visit the official website of the Mapledurham Estate here. The mill is still operational, the last commercially working watermill on the River Thames, and the property is wonderfully maintained. Maybe put on Ozzy, Iommi, Geezer and Bill Ward’s Sleeping Village from the debut album to set the mood. You will be transported to another place…

Rock Hard!

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Jan 2022 Production KnuckleBonz Updates “Many Products Queued to Ship”

Hi All,

Here’s the latest update out of the gate for 2022 on all KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Products. This includes Live Productions, Pre-Orders as well as Back-Order products…

PRODUCTS THAT HAVE ARRIVED AT KNUCKLEBONZ USA WAREHOUSE and Will Begin Shipping in the Coming DaysKeep an eye on your email. You will receive e-mail confirmation when your order ships. It will take approximately 2 weeks to ship out all these pre-orders, so please be patient.

PRODUCTS JUST FINISHED PRODUCTION and are IN ROUTE to the KnuckleBonz WarehouseThese productions have just been completed and are beginning trip from our factories to our USA warehouse. Stay tuned for updates on the landing dates.

PRE-ORDER PRODUCTS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTIONHere’s an update on the announced products currently in production.

IRON MAIDEN Number of the Beast 3D Vinyl® – Production is going well and on schedule for the announced 2022 ship date.

Thanks for your continued support and patience for Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collectibles at KnuckleBonz, Inc.

LOTS OF SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU IN 22′

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Ozzy Bark at the Moon Anniversary – 3D Vinyl Collectible Statue

November 15th, 1983 was the initial release date for Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon. This was the 1st studio release since the tragic lose of Randy Rhoads and the debut of the amazing talent Jake E. Lee on guitar. The record was the 3rd Top 20 USA charting record for Ozzy and removed any doubt as to the band rebounding from loosing Randy.

KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl Collectible Ltd. Edition Statue design for Bark at the Moon opted for the full statue design over the 12×12 format used on Diary of a Madman. The 3D Vinyl Series created the great album art we all love in 3D statue designs. Check out Ozzy Osbourne and all the 3D Vinyl Collectibles here.

Shop for the music Superfan at www.knucklebonz.com

Rock Hard!

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40th Anniversary Diary of a Madman – 3D Vinyl at It’s Best

Yesterday marked the 40th Anniversary of the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s 2nd studio album Diary of a Madman. Ozzy was in full slight as a solo artist at this time on the strength and performances surrounding the solo debut record, Blizzard of Ozz. This was also the high point for the great Randy Rhoads as a recording artist. More time in the studio allowed Randy to truly explore his brilliance. The record also has Lee Kerslake, formally of Uriah Heap, on drums. Although, the touring duties and recording going forward was to be handled by Tommy Aldridge of Black Oak Arkansas fame. If you never got to see Tommy on his double bass in a live set, you really missed something special.

We created Blizzard of OZZ for our 3D Vinyl® Statue series and it remains on the the finest examples of what this collectible category can be. Pictured here is a live shot from the KnuckleBonz studio. Only 1981 have been hand cast and detailed for Ozzy Osbourne Superfans worldwide. You can order this Limited Edition Here.

Also, check out our Randy Rhoads Rock Iconz® Lid. Edition statue that is now shipping. This design is from the touring of the earlier album Blizzard of Ozz. Randy stands about 8.5 inches tall in this limited edition sculpt. Order Here

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Black Sabbath Never Say Die – Were You There?

September 1978, the KnuckleBonz® Krew were just getting back into the flow of a new high school year and Black Sabbath Never Say Die dropped on all us Back Street Kids. It was bitter sweet as the album had some really great moments, but for the first time as fans, we could start to see some of the cracks that were forming in the original Black Sabbath line up of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. The “Johnny Blade” track was the high pint for us. The bridge in that song is still send chills down the arms. Later that year we would see this tour live with “Special Guest” none other than Van Halen on their 1st national tour…what we wouldn’t give to set the way-back machine and see that show again.

We are fortunate to me working with Metal Lord Tony Iommi in  our Rock Iconz Statue Series at present. Tony’s Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition statue is on back order, but production just wrapped up on the new wave of production and is on the way to our US warehouse for the holidays miss out and reserve yours here.

Rock Hard!

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Tony Iommi – What Era for the Next Rock Iconz Statue ?

We have just completed a 2nd wave of production of our original Tony Iommi Rock Iconz® Statue. That is on the way to our USA warehouse and is mostly reserved by fans who have already back-ordered this limited edition. No FoMO…

It’s now time to start designing Tony’s next Rock Iconz statue. So much to choose from across all the years of Black Sabbath. FYI – Tony is the only Sabbath member to appear on every single recording and live show of the band. Sound off and let us know what you would like to see. Tony in his classic black attire from mid to late 70s Sabbath, or the black learher coat from the final Sabbath Tours, or something else”?? Sound off! Rock Iconz are created for you, the Superfans of music.

There’s still time to reserve our current Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue from circa 1973. Tony is wearning one of his flowing white tops and playing his signature red axe. Reserve your here.

Rock Hard!

 

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KnuckleBonz Production Update “August 2021”

Here’s all the latest info for Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and Rock Iconz On Tour Collectibles at KnuckleBonz, Inc.…

PRODUCTION HAS WRAPPED !!!  – A 2nd wave of Production has been completed on the following products:

QUEEN Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues – On the way to US warehouse. Production in complete on Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Sales are super hot on these Rock Iconz. Pre Order here to reserve these limited editions.

Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl® –  Blackout production is complete and on the way to our US warehoiuse. Pre-Order Here, this will be the only production run before this item is 3D Vinyl® is SOLD OUT

*AC/DC Cannon and Highway to Hell Road Case “On Tour ™” Collectibles – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

KiSS “On Tour” Sign and Roadcase – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition Statue – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the order queue here. These are on back-order. Orders are filled in the order they are

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here . Orders are filled in the order they are received. This is close to SELL OUT. No FoMO. ***We are beginning to look at designs for a new Tony Iommi design…tell us what you would like to see.

GHOST Nameless Ghoul White Guitar – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the order queue here. These are on back-order. Orders are filled in the order they are received. Reserve your Nameless Ghoul Here.

Pink Floyd Pig “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

AC/DC Hell’s Bell “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz – On the way to US warehouse. Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue 2nd wave of production is complete. You can get in the Back Order Queue Here. The 1st wave of production was sold to pre-order customers before it even landed. Randy Rhoads’s fans are the craziest!

Twisted Sister Rock Iconz –Twisted Sister Dee Snider and Jay Jay French production has completed and is in route the our USA warehouse.You can Pre-Order Here, but note, we have very low inventory on these Rock Iconz.

STILL IN PRODUCTION

These projects are going well and will be wrapping soon to begin shipping to KnuckleBonz USA warehouse.

Bon Scott – The 1st wave pf production SOLD OUT aslmost immedat;ey asfter landing in the US. A 2nd anf final wave of production on the AC?DC frontman is in the final stages of production. Get in the Back Order queue here.

AC/DC Angus Young and Brian John Rock Iconz – Production is in the final stages and all is looking good. Hope to finishing up over the next 30 days. Pre Order Angus and Brian here.

® – Production is underway and off to a good start after some small mold revisions. While it’s early on production, things still look on track for the Dec/Jan ship date. Pre Order Here.

GHOST Color Variant – A special Ghost color variant is in production. The previous variants we release for Cardinal Copia SOLD OUT in the fist 2 days after they were release. Stay tuned for updates this fall.

As always thanks for the support of KnuckleBonz work and all these great bands and performers !!

 

 

 

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Live Aid on this Day 1985 – Did You Tune in?

July 13th 1985 the first ever global simulcast takes place with a live performer live-up like the world has never seen. Literllay ever major performer from that era has a Live Aid story of their performance, or why they were not on the bill. The “Bohemian Rhpasody” film chronicales the QUEEN drama with Freddie Mercury returning for that legendary set. Wimbley Staduim packed in 72,00 fans and was followed by the JFK Stadium Philadelphia USA perfromances with just under 90K in attendance. This is the height of the “MTV Era” so poster boys and girls for that time like Sade, Simple Minds, Howard Jones and Adam Ant had sets at the Wimbley show. The big boys were there of course  Black Sabbath performed with Ozzy Osbourne, U2, The Who and David Bowie all performed. Mick Jagger and Bowie were to perform a muti-continent live duet, but technical issues quashed that and we had to be satisfied with lip synch. Many don’t remember that Live Aid was a true global event with bands like Loudness performing from Japan…loved that guitar tone Akira! Perfromances also came from Germany and Yugoslavoia. Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards closed the JFK evening.

Check out our QUEEN Rock Iconz set that captures Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon from a couple years earlier in the bands history. Pre Order QUEEN Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues Here

Did you tune in?

Rock Hard Today!

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Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue – Now Shipping !!!

Excited to tell all the Randy Rhoads fans that our Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statue has arrived at our USA warehouse and has begin shipping.

This Rock Iconz Statue is one of the hottest sellers. Orders are being shipped in the order they were received.

If you ordered before June 1st 2021, you should be receiving shipping notice via the email associated with your order over the next few days.

If you ordered after June 1st, your Randy Rhoads Rock Iconz will be fulfilled from our 2nd wave pf production. These statues are already finished and going thru the International shipping and import/export process on the way to our USA warehouse.

This is our 3rd Randy Rhoads design working directly with the Rhoads Family and the Randy Rhoads Trust. Randy Rhoads thru capatures Randy from the first days of touring with Ozzy Osbourne on the Blizzard of Oz Tour.

Stay tuned here and via our email newsletter for all the updates.

You can reserve your Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue Here