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Birthday Wishes to Rock Iconz John Deacon of QUEEN

A “We Will Rock You” happy birthday to “Deacy”  from all of us here at KnuckleBonz. John Deacon of QUEEN turns 70.

John’s interest in music was growing at an incredibly early age and he took the decision to learn how to play the guitar. He was soon well practiced enough to form his first band, The Opposition.

Over the next few years, The Opposition went through numerous line-up changes and played many gigs. The Opposition’s bassist left the band, it fell to John to fill the gap. John was now playing the bass.

In October of 1970, John went to see a performance by a new band called Queen. Several months later, in early 1971, John again encountered Queen, when he was introduced to Brian May and Roger Taylor. Queen had just lost their seventh bass player and they asked John if he was interested in auditioning. Days later John found himself at a lecture hall at Imperial College where the band was rehearsing. Not long after, on 1 March 1971, John Richard Deacon became the fourth and final member of Queen.

John’s image as ‘the quiet one” began to evolve on the band’s third album, Sheer Heart Attack. His first song first composition for Queen appeared, with the rather catchy Misfire. John’s writing skills flourished in the recording sessions which followed. He would go on to compose some of Queen’s biggest and most popular hits including You’re My Best Friend, I Want To Break Free’ and Another One Bites the Dust, propelling Queen’s career to new heights.

Today John lives a life retired from Queen but still takes an interest in the continuance of the legacy of the band, and remains in contact with former bandmates, Roger Taylor and Brian May.

Pre-Order our Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statues from John Deacon and the entire QUEEN band, Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor here. 

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QUEEN Roger Meddows Taylor “Soft Hands, Hard Beat”

Paying homage to a great article from Circus Magazine 1975 where they covered QUEEN. We had just seen the band opening on their first US Tour in support of the Shear Heart Attack record and the “Killer Queen” single.  Roger just turned 72 and is looking forward to going back out on tour w/ Adam Lambert outfront of the band in 2022.

Here’s our copy from the back of Rogers’ Rock Iconz® Color Box design…Although best known for his powerhouse role in Queen, Roger Taylor is anything but a drummer confined to his kit. With rock n’ roll in his veins all through his schooldays, he has always been a highly active, vocal member of Queen. He famously wrote Queen’s landmark hits “Radio Ga Ga” and “A Kind Of Magic.”

Roger Taylor was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, on July 26th 1949, Roger became fascinated with music in the early 50s, when his family moved to Cornwall. He learned his first instrument, the ukulele, at a tender age, and enjoyed a brief taste of things to come in a pre-teen skiffle band whose collective talent survived just two public performances, both apparently excruciating!

In 1968 Roger formed the group, Smile, with Middlesex guitar ace Brian May. Smile played sporadically over the next few years and even issued a single in the United States. By 1971, Roger had long abandoned any desire to become a dentist or a biologist, and with new additions to the line-up John Deacon and Freddie Mercury, Smile became known as Queen.

1977 was the landmark year in which Queen released We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You. Roger bought a Ferrari, and became the first member of Queen to launch a solo career with the release of the single I Wanna Testify.

His solo album Fun In Space followed in 1981, and was succeeded by 1984’s rock-based Strange Frontier. Both LPs reached the Top 30. In 1987 Roger formed his own band The Cross, in which after more than 20 years he finally resumed the role of lead singer.

Roger also oversees and produces The Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen Tribute act. The Queen Extravaganza is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the music and live experience of Queen and bring it to generations of fans.

All Rock Iconz® Statues are officially licensed, limited edition collectibles. This is a fine-arts production process where each statue is hand-cast, painted and numbered. Rock Iconz are created in 1/9th scale making them 8 to 9 inches tall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue.

Pre-Order our KnuckleBonz® QUEEN Rock Iconz for Freddie Merciry, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon here.

Check out all the great memnets in music created by KnuckleBons at www.knucklebonz.com

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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?

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KnuckleBonz Production Update “July 2021”

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

PRODUCTION HAS WRAPPED !!! Production has been completed on the following products. If you have been following along you will be aware that almost all consumer products are moving slower due to disruption in shipping and import/exports. We are at the mercy of the International Shipping conditions. We will keep you posted as we get updates from our shipping companies.

AC/DC Cannon, Hell’s Bell and Highway to Hell Road Case Rock Iconz ® “On Tour ™” Collectibles – 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 – 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 – This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue here. These are on back-order. Orders are filled in the order they are

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue – This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here order queue here. Orders are filled in the order they are received. This is close to SELL OUT. No FoMO.

GHOST Nameless Ghoul White Guitar – This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

Pink Floyd Pig “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – This is the 2nd wave of production. 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 – This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

Twisted Sister Rock Iconz– Twisted Sister Dee Snider and Jay Jay French this production has faced with literally every kind of challenge imaginable. Excited production is complete and on the way to our US Warehouse from our overseas facilty. We will update TS customers when it arrives at our US wwarehouse. You can Pre-Order Here, but note, we have very low inventory on these Rock Iconz.

Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz – 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 amazing!

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

Bon Scott Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue – Former lead singer of AC/DC has finished a 2nd wave of production. The 1st wave was gone quickly to pre-orders. Get in the Back Order Queue Here.

STILL IN PRODUCTION

Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl® – Production on the statues is complete. We are continuing to refine the custome packing that keeps the statue safe for shipping. There are many fragile parts that need attention. We will keep you posted when this Scoprions Ltd. Editon is ready to leave our production facility. Pre-Order 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 Young and Brian Johnson Here: 

Pink Floyd Division Bell Production Screen Rock Iconz On Tour® – 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.

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…

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QUEEN’s “Frank” the Robot Coming to KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl®

If you have been paying attention, you might have caught glimpses of this since we announced our QUEEN Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon some weeks ago. The beloved metal behemoth that graces the cover of QUEEN’s News of the World album sparked by Rogers’s love of Sci-Fi and the cover of Astounding Science Fiction’s story by Tom Godwin, “A Gulf Between” is coming to our 3D Vinyl Series® this Fall.

We decided that this particular design would be better served by a full statute figure, rather than the 12X12 format we have used for other 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statues like Ozzy Osbourne’s Diary of a Madman or Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power. Excited to share that the statue is well into production for a very limited run in 2021. #staytuned here and via our email list for launch specifics.

You can Pre-Order the QUEEN Rock Iconz Statues Here: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/queen/

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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…

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KnuckleBonz Knews – All the Latest on Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collectibles

KnuckleBonz® Knews Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour® Collectibles

Things are slowly  improving on the import/export  side of things, but we have a few products that are still being impacted by port closures and production delays during the height of the Covid Outbreak at end of last year at to start 2021. Here’s the latest…

Twister Sister Rock Iconz for Dee Snider and Jay Jay French production is drawing to a close and we hope to wrap by month’s end. This is one of the teams that was most disrupted by Covid. We will see how the overseas ports are fairing as Twisted Sister Rock Iconz start their journey to us here in the US. Pre-Covid, this was about a 3 week journey. However, for some perspective, some of our productions that finished in November 2020 have yet to land to us here in the US. Will keep posted once production officially wraps.

Scorpions “Blackout 3D Vinyl” is at the same point as the Twisted Sister production statues above. We should be wrapping up production over the 2  or 3 weeks and then begin the trip to us here in the USA. Stay tuned for a more definitive ship date once Scorpions “Blackout” 3D Vinyl leaves the overseas ports.

Ghost Nameless (Ghoul White) Guitar Rock Iconz   sold-thru the initial inventory  is now on back order. Production is going well on new Nameless Ghoul statues and we should have more of this limited edition late Spring/Summer. Ghost Nameless Ghoul Black Guitar and Papa Nihil are running low on inventory so don’t delay if you want a shot at these Rock Iconz Limited Editions. We have no plans to produce additional statues on these designs. That’s a wrap!

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Limited Edition sold-through the 1st wave of production as soon as hit the US warehouse. Iommi is also now on back order. Looking like late Spring/Summer for more Riff Lord Tony Iommi. Don’t miss out of our 1st Iommi Rock Iconz design from circa 1973 Black Sabbath era.

Metallica Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues for James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet and Robert Trujillo are in the US warehouse. We have been asked by the Metallica camp to hold shipping until inventory gets to the EU warehouses. This will allow us to ship at the same time worldwide to all pre-orders. We hope to have good news on shipping on these design very soon. #staytuned

Pantera “Far Beyond Driven” 3D Vinyl 1st wave of production is on the container ship and approaching the US Ports. Hopefully, we have no delays at customes and can get the this into our warehouse quickly. Hope to have updates soon.

On Tour AC/DC Cannon,  Highway to Hell Road Case, Scorpions Roadcase and KISS Roadcase w/ Stage Sign  wrapped production back in November are still being impacted by the shipping ports slow-down. The last update we have on this Container Ship is that it should hit the USA ports in April. We then need to clear US customs to get all to our KnuckleBonz warehouse to ship to pre-orders. If you are interested in any of the KnuckleBonz products, it would wise to get in the pre-order queue. We will more than likely be out of stock right after we check into our warehouse.

Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue 1st wave of production has finished and is being put through final QA to be packed to ship put to us here in the US. With no unforeseen delay at the ports, Randy is on-track to hit the original May/June ships dates.

AC/DC Angus Young and Brian Johnson Rock Iconz Casting is complete and the statues are going through the cleaning and polishing step of production. This sets up for priming. No disruptions so far this AC/DC production and we remain on schedule for our Fall 2021 ship date.

QUEEN Rock Iconz Statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon  are in production and all is going well in the casting process. Still very early in production as these only announced a week or so ago. Will keep you updated through the Spring on this production.

We have heard from many on via our customer service to express your concerns over the shipping delays. Believe us, we are as stressed as all of you and look forward to the day we can be back to Pre-Covid production cycles and delivery. We continue to deal with many challenges and are so proud of all of our customer service and productions teams as they march ahead to create all the KnuckleBonz products. However, we are most proud of all of you for hanging with KnuckleBonz during this time…You Superfans are the best!!! You are only reason we are now in our 18th year.

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Designing QUEEN (Freddie, Brian, Roger and John) Rock Iconz….”So Many Choices”

One of things we get asked the most when talking about the KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statue Series is, “how do you decide on the era.” When working with the likes of QUEEN Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon there are so many eras and looks for the band. How do you decide on what to create. While there’s many things that go into a big decision like that, the biggest thing is to look at it from the “Superfan” perspective. After all, we are all fans 1st here at KnuckleBonz, just like you. We simply think, “what would we want on our shelf, in the mancave, on the desk etc. ? In the case of our new QUEEN Rock Iconz State designs, we knew that for the 1st time we would be creating the entire band, so we wanted a great stage costume for each member. We created Freddie Mercury and Brian May over a decade ago from the post “Shear Heat Attack” era so Freddie was in his “Harlequin” Body suit and Brian was wearing one of his signature flowing top w/ clogs. That removed that era as we had already gone there. We looked at the tours after this when Freddie’s hair starts to become shorter, all the way thru QUEEN “Live at Wembley” and QUEEN “Live Aid” Concert. All are supercool and iconic, but we found that the best live costumes across the entire band was the QUEEN “Live in Montreal” Show. Every band member had a great stage look. Even the more subtle John Deacon was flashing “great garb in blue.” We also look carefully for something that has not been done before and that was the case here…so there you go, QUEEN Rock Iconz(Set 1).

That said, over the next 2 to 3 years, you can expect a lot of surprises for QUEEN fans across all our lines, Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® and ON Tour®. Let us know what you would like to see from KnuckleBonz…”We are listening to you always…”  https://knucklebonz.com/vote-new-rock-iconz/

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KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Grace QueenOnline.com and Official Band Socials

We are so fortunate to have the support of KnuckleBonz® Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statues by the band Queen (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon) on their official website and social media.

When launching a new products, we always get the word out through our online sites and social media, as well as our great International distributors around the world. We have built a dedicated following of Superfans and collectors over the past 18 years. Many have the full KnuckleBonz line dating back to our original Randy Rhoads I “Diary of a Madman” era design in 2003. However, there is no more powerful way to bring info about a new Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® or On Tour® design than official band websites and social media. These news items and social media posts let fans know the band is behind the work and they are officially licensed. KnuckleBonz has never, and will never, never release anything that does not have band approval.

Check out our Queen Rock Iconz news story and social media posts at the band official sites today.

Pre-Orders are happening now.

Make sure to snag a piece of this limited edition for Queen from their early 80s era here at www.knucklebonz.com

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KnuckleBonz announces Queen statues are in production for the Rock Iconz® collectible series

KnuckleBonz announces Queen statues are in production for the Rock Iconz® collectible series

The hand-painted and numbered collectibles feature Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon in a limited edition of only 3000 each.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE >>  March 11, 2021: KnuckleBonz® announces its plans to create a limited-edition Queen set of collectible statues. Rock Iconz statues of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon will be created featuring the band from their 1981 performance in Montreal.

The Queen Rock Iconz Collectible Statues are crafted by hand using a fine-arts process where each figure is hand-painted, numbered, and comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base. The Queen Rock Iconz set will be hand-cast and crafted in 1/9 scale, making the average height of each statue approximately 8.5” tall. These are limited edition statues; only 3000 each are created, making these highly collectible.

“It’s been over a decade since our original QUEEN Rock Iconz designs for Freddie and Brian. This time out, we will be able to create the entire band, as it should be,” says Tony Simerman, CEO/Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. “We are beyond excited to ship individual statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon late this year…and OH yes, lots of other surprises for QUEEN Superfans in our 3D Vinyl® and On Tour™ Series.”

All work created by the company is officially licensed and approved by the artists and their management. KnuckleBonz, the creator of the Rock Iconz® music collectible series, has been developing iconic, high-quality statues of the legend of rock music since 2003.

The Queen Rock Iconz statues sell for $155 each (for each individual statue) or can be purchased as a set (bundle of all 4 statues) for $558 USD. Each statue ships in a custom package and ships worldwide. These highly exclusive, limited edition collectibles are now available for pre-order to reserve. The anticipated ship date is late 2021; however, KnuckleBonz will announce a more precise shipping timeframe later this year. Stay tuned to knucklebonz.com in the coming weeks for updates.

KnuckleBonz, Inc. is focused on the creation of high-end collectibles and is committed to fine craftsmanship and the artistry of creating hand-crafted statues for the collector of licensed properties. KnuckleBonz developed the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl™ and On Tour™ collectible series, a series of limited-edition collectibles specifically created for rock music fans worldwide. KnuckleBonz products are available online at knucklebonz.com, as well as through international distribution and specialty retail.

Pre Order Here: www.knucklebonz.com