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The Making of KISS Alive ! – 47 Years Ago

47 years ago on May 16th – KISS headlined Detroit’s Cobo Hall for the 1st time. A sellout crowd of 12,000 future KISStorians were treated to one of 72 dates on the Dressed To Kill tour. It was also the first of (5) shows that KISS recorded for what would become one of the greatest live albums ever, KISS ALIVE!

Rock photographer Fin Costello’s famous photo shoot also happened during this period that would be the source of the front cover and back covers of KISS Alive! Fin was a major contributor to Circus Magazine and other rock monthly mags if you recall.

Paul Stanley comments on the Cobo show and Detroit:

“This concert and the release of “Alive!” marked a pivotal giant step towards achieving domination in the 70’s. “Detroit Rock City” was written as a salute to the people who championed us as a headliner when others still saw us as an opening act. We can never forget them. We decided, that was the only place we would start the Reunion Tour.”

KnuckleBonz Created a statue set to capture this era of the band that has been SOLD OUT for some time. You can check out what you missed here.

If you are in the KISS Army, out latest statue set for Gene Simmon The Demon, Paul Stanley The Starchild, Ace Frehley The Spaceman and Peter Criss The Catman is from the Dynasty era and has just landed in our US warehouse to begin shipping. Order Here…No FoMO.

Rock Hard!

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More KnuckleBonz Production and Shipping Updates – Pantera Reinventing the Steel

KnuckleBonz Production Update April 21, 2022

Here’s a quick update on all the KnuckleBonz Pre-Order and Back-Order Products.

Now Shipping!
*Pantera Reinventing the Steel Rock Iconz® (Phillip Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown)

*Billy Idol and Steve Stevens Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statues

*Pink Floyd DB Screen On Tour™ Ltd. Edition Statue

*Misfits Earth AD 3D Vinyl Ltd. Edition Statue

*Bon Scott Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue

Good news, Shipping In the next few days!!!

Pre-Orders for Iron Maiden Number of the Beast 3D Vinyl Ltd. Edition Statue will begin shipping over the next few days. You will get an email notice when your pre-order has been shipped.

Coming Soon, we will be updating you on the following products soon, these are getting very close to shipping, stay tuned:

* Candlemass 3D Vinyl® Ltd. Edition Statue

*Metallica Lady Justice On Tour Ltd. Edition Statue

*Kiss Dynasty Rock Iconz ( The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman and TheCatman)

* GHOST Cardinal Copia (Red Tux Color Variant) Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue

Ask always, thx for supporting KnuckleBonz and all the great music artists we work with. We don’t exist without all you great music fans.

Rock Hard!

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KnuckleBonz Production Update April 2022

KnuckleBonz Production Update April 2022

Here’s a quick update on all the KnuckleBonz Pre-Order and Back-Order Products.

Good news, we have just had a shipment clear customs and it is being set-up in our US warehouse.  Pre-Orders for the following products will begin shipping over the next few weeks. You will get an email notice when your pre-order has been shipped.

*Pantera Reinventing the Steel Rock Iconz® (Phillip Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown)

*Candlemass 3D Vinyl® Ltd. Edition Statue

*Billy Idol and Steve Stevens Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statues

*Pink Floyd DB Screen On Tour™ Ltd. Edition Statue

*Misfits Earth AD 3D Vinyl Ltd. Edition Statue

*Bon Scott Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue

These KnuckleBonz Collectibles have hit the US Port and are waiting to clear customs to then go to our US warehouse to ship to pre-orders. Stay tuned here for updates, port congestion is getting slightly better so hopefully this will be soon:

*Metallica Lady Justice On Tour Ltd. Edition Statue

*Kiss Dynasty Rock Iconz ( The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman and TheCatman)

*Iron Maiden Number of the Beast 3D Vinyl Ltd. Edition Statue

* GHOST Cardinal Copia (Red Tux Color Variant) Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue

Ask always, thx for supporting KnuckleBonz and all the great music artists we work with. We don’t exist without all you great music fans.

Rock Hard!

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KnuckleBonz Production Update November 2021

KnuckleBonz Production Update November 2021

Hi All,

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

PRODUCTS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION: Here’s an update on the announced products currently in production.

Misfits Earth A.D. 3D Vinyl® Production is in final stages and currently on schedule for the announced early 2022 ship date.

Pink Floyd Division Bell On Tour™ Production is in final stages and currently on schedule for the announced early 2022 ship date.

* Billy Idol and Steve Stevens Rock Iconz® Production is in the final stages and currently on schedule for the announced early 2022 ship date.

* Candlemass Epicus Domicus Metallicus 3D Vinyl® Production is on schedule for the announced Spring 2022 ship date.

* Metallica Lady Justice On Tour™ Production is going well and all is currently on schedule for the announced Spring 2022 ship date.

* Pantera Reinventing the Steel Rock Iconz® Production just kicked off on the heals on the launch. Initial casting is going well and all looks good for a late spring ship date 2022.

BACK-ORDERS:  The following products are on back order and have completed production. The latest update on shipping has an estimated arrival date to our warehouse in early to mid-December. It is scheduled to hit the US ports in mid to late November and then have to get through customs and trucking to set up at our US warehouse. Because we can’t ensure how long these could be held up at the ports or in customs, we would not be able to guarantee these products will be available to ship for the holidays. We will give any new updates as we receive them from the shipping companies.

**  Tony Iommi Rock Iconz®

**  Bon Scott Rock Iconz®

** KiSS “On Tour” Sign and Roadcase

** AC/DC – Highway to Hell On Tour Roadcase

** AC/DC Cannon On Tour

** AC/DC Hell’s Bell On Tour™

** Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl®

** Pink Floyd Pig On Tour Roadcase

** Ghost Ghoul White Guitar

 PRE-ORDERS: The following Pre-Order products have completed production. The latest update on shipping has an estimated arrival date to our warehouse in early to mid-December. It is scheduled to hit the US ports in mid to late November and then have to get through customs and trucking to set up at our US warehouse. Because we can’t ensure how long these could be held up at the ports or in customs, we would not be able to guarantee these products will be available to ship for the holidays. We will give any new updates as we receive them from the shipping companies

*** Twisted Sister – Dee and Jay Jay Rock Iconz®

*** Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl®

*** AC/DC Angus and Brian Rock Iconz®

*** Pantera Road Case and MJ Leaf On Tour™

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

 

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KISS Destroyer Album Turns 45 – Celebrate with Our 3D Vinyl Collectible

Hard to imagine that KISS Destroyer Album has turned 45 years old this year. The Ken Kelly album art along with what is considered to be the best studio effort of the original KISS lineup of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

We are celebrating this great moment on Kisstory with our 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition statue of KISS Destroyer along with some other great classic KISS apparel and album vinyl. Check out all things KISS Destroyer at KnuckleBonz here.

As always check out all the great music vinyl, apparel and KnuckleBonz Collectibles at www.KnuckleBonz.com

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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42 Years of KISS Dynasty

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!

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3D Vinyl Bundles with Vinyl LPs – Coming Soon (KISS and Pink Floyd)

If you have been following along this spring you will have noticed KnuckleBonz® has added the ability to buy your favorite Vinyl LPs at https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/vinyl-records/. It’s a select offering to start, focusing on the artists we have created for our Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and ON Tour Collector Series over the past 18 years.

To celebrate this new category at KnuckleBonz.com ,  will  soon be offering special bundles for bands that have been released in our 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue Series. The bundles will include the actual Vinyl LP that was the inspiration for our 3D Vinyl statue design. Up first will be KISS Destroyer and Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

KISS Destroyer Resurrected was released in 1976, and many KISS fans believe this is the high water mark for the band’s studio recordings. This classic KISS album is revisited and resurrected on 180g virgin vinyl by original producer extraordinaire Bob Ezrin. The album also features the amazing painting by the master Ken Kelly of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in the amzing stage costumes from this era. “staytuned here and via our email list for details…check out KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl Here: KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl will also be offered as a special bundle with this 1975 release. The 3D Vinyl design pulls from the inner sleeve design by Storm Thorgerson of the robotic hand shake. At this point, Pink Floyd is in the vacuum created by the once in a lifetime release of Dark Side of the Moon and all of the success and fame that followed. Wish You Were Here’s title track as well as Shine on You Crazy Diamond is a tribute to founding member Syd Barrett which by this time is firmly in the grips of mental illness. It also touched on the alienation and disillusionment with the music business experienced by David Gilmour and Rogers Waters via “Have a Cigar” and “Welcome to the Machine.” Check out Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl Here: Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3d Vinyl Limited Edition Statue

Stay tuned for more info about Vinyl of all kinds from KnuckleBonz, Inc.

Rock Hard!

 

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KnuckleBonz Production Update “April 2021”

Here’s all the latest info for products at KnuckleBonz, Inc.…

NOW SHIPPING – 

AC/DC Cannon and Highway to Hell Road Case “On Tour ™” Collectibles – The “For Those About to Rock” AC/DC CANNON and the “On Tour” The Highway to Hell Road Case Road Cases have landed at the USA warehouse and are beginning to ship to AC/DC Superfans around the world. The Highway to Hell Ltd. Edition Road Case is already on back order. More are in production and will ship this fall. Order here to snag these AC/DC Limited Edition Collectibles: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ac-dc/

Scorpions “On Tour™ ” Roadcase – These On Tour Limited Editions from The Scorpions 1984 Love at First Sting Tour have landed at our USA warehouse. Pre-Orders have priority will begin shipping shortly. You can order here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/scorpions-road-case-on-tour-series-collectible/

KiSS “On Tour” Sign and Roadcase – The “On Tour” road case has landed and starts shipping to the KISS Army over the next few days. Keep an eye on your email for shipping conformation. Order you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/kiss-alive-road-case-on-tour-collectible/

Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue – The 1st production lot has landed and is beginning to go out to Pantera Superfan Pre-Orders. This is another super hot, super limited production. Don’t delay if you want to be FAR BEYOND DRIVEN. Order Here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/pantera-far-beyond-driven-3d-vinyl-series-collectible-statue/

BACKORDERS –

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue – Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue of Black Sabbath is on back-order with a street date of August/September. This is the last production run for this Iommi design. Reserve yours here to own a piece of Black Sabbath lore circa 1973:  https://knucklebonz.com/product/tony-iommi-rock-iconz-2/

GHOST – Ghost Nameless Ghoul White Guitar Rock Iconz® Limited Edition statue is on back order. A new and final production lot is underway with a tentative street date of August/September 2021. If you want a chance at this limited edition you can reserve it here https://knucklebonz.com/product/ghost-nameless-ghoul-white-guitar-iconz-statue-2/

Pink Floyd Pig “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – The pig is another casualty of the popularity surrounding hand cast limited editions. A 2nd production lots is underway for The Pink Floyd Pig from the Animals era of the band 1977. You can reserve you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/pink-floyd-the-pig-rock-iconz-on-tour-series-collectible-2/

AC/DC Hell’s Bell “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – The AC/DC Hell’s Bell will be chiming back into stock this fall. Order here to reserve your now…NO FoMO: https://knucklebonz.com/product/ac-dc-hells-bell-rock-iconz-on-tour-series-collectible/

STILL IN PRODUCTION – 

Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl® – This is one of the most difficult productions in KnuckleBonz 18 year history. Production continues and we are tracking for a Fall release to pre-orders. This first production all we plan to produce so reserve yours here if you are a Scorpions and 3D Vinyl Superfan: https://knucklebonz.com/product/scorpions-blackout-3d-vinyl/

Twisted Sister Rock Iconz– Dee and Jay Jay are in still in production and we hope to wrap up in June. This production has been the most impacted by Covid restrictions and supply chain disruptions.  Hang in there TS Superfans. We will get these to our US warehouse as soon as we can once production officially wraps. You can reserve Dee Snider and Jay Jay French Twisted Sister Rock Icons Ltd. Edition Statues here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/twisted-sister-rock-iconz-set-2-statues-2/

Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz – Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue 1st wave of is complete and on schedule for a May/June release. The 1st lot is on the way to our US warehouse. This is the only step that we have no control over as we have to clear the International ports. This Randy Rhoads design from the early days with Ozzy Osbourne is Super Hot and will be a sellout. Reserve you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/randy-rhoads-rock-iconz-statue/

AC/DC Angus Young and Brian John Rock Iconz – Production is moving along and remaons on schedule for the original fall 2021 ship dates. We just finished the package design and it’s with AC/DC management for approval. We will share images of that with you once we have band approval. Pre Order Angus and Brian here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/ac-dc-angus-and-brian-rock-iconz-statue/

QUEEN Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues – Separate Limited Edition statues for the entire band Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are in full production. This are going very well and all looks on track for the original Fall 2021 ship dates. Stay tuned here for QUEEN updates. You pre-order you’re here: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/queen/

Can’t tell you how much we appreciated all the great music Superfans around the world. You are what makes this all possible. We have such sights to show you through the rest of the year. Stay tuned…

Rock Hard!

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Celebrating KISS Destroyer 45 Years – Paul Stanley “Bob Ezrin was the Key”

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:

Rock Hard! Kbonz