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Pink Floyd 1970 – Rare Live Footage – KnuckleBonz

Not far from our San Francisco (East Bay) Studios, Pink Floyd performed a live set that was shot at PBS Station KQED. This was done just ahead of their performance at the Fillmore West the following eve in 1970. The KQED taping was eventually released as an “Official/Bootleg” DVD, but they station unearthed about 30 minutes of unseen footage some years ago that Floydian may not have seen, Astronomy Domine.  It’s interesting to note that at this point, the band has what will become the classic lineup in place with Davis Glimour now taking over for Syd Barret. However, they are still struggling to break thru with record sales in the USA. That begins to happen in 1971/1972 when touring in support of Meddle. On those dates, the band used the first set to debut a set of thematic songs know as “Eclipse.”  That of course was the incubation period for what would become Dark Side of the Moon that would be released in early 1973.

Check out this rare Pink Floyd Footage Live at KQED 9San Francisco) here.

Check out our officially licensed collectibles with Pink Floyd (Division Bell Mr. Screen, The Pig On Tour Roads Case and Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl) Here.

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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.

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Pink Floyd Division Bell – New Music for the Last Time – March 28th, 1994

On this day on 1994, Pink Floyd released Division Bell. This was the 14th Studio Album for the band and the 1st to be recorded without a shroud of legal issues stemming from the exit of Roger Waters.  The album was co-produced by David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin. There we reportedly (65) pieces of music the band had improvised that were whittled down to become the 58:47 minute LP running time. Rick Wright would receive song credits for the first time since Wish You Were Here in 1975.

The world tour for Division Bell was the most elaborate in the storied history of Pink Floyd. It would see “Mr. Screen” tower behind and over the band during the show like an alien space craft. An articulated Mirror Ball hovered over stadiums around the world and would morph into a flower as the band closed the show with Shine On You Crazy Diamond. An amazing site we were fortunate to see at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. You can experience this tour in the amazing “Pulse” video. That’s worth a re-visit for any true Floydian.

Maybe we should have, but little did we know, this would be the last world tour for Pink Floyd…the Ringing of the Division Bell had begun.

KnuckleBonz is celebrating the Division Bell with our Limited Edition Statue for our On Tour Series. This hand-cast and detailed statue is officially licensed with Pink Floyd and ships with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity on the statue base. Order Your Here…

Check out all the Officially Licensed KnuckleBonz Collectibles for Pink Floyd here.

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Pink Floyd – Live Performance as an Art Form

As Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon creeps up on the 50th Anniversary next year, it’s important to remember the impact the album had musically. However, for us here, it’s even more vital to remember the impact Pink Floyd would have on live concert performance that can be traced back to this era. Evolving from the liquid light shows in the Syd Barret era, The Floyd introduce Mr. Screen in France 1973 along with  the short films of Ian Emes. These short films loosely tell the story of the individual tracks of the 42:49 minute Dark Side of the Moon. A touchstone moment. Pink Floyd also performed Dark Side live with the Roland Petit Ballet, an unbelievable mash-up for 1973. The success of Dark Side of the Moon allowed the band to expand on these live performance ideas that would grow into the gold standard for what a stadium rock concert experience would become. Pink Floyd was the 1st  to take their own custom sound and light equipment  out on the road. The original lighting stage dress featured cherry pickers with stage lights that moved during the show…an cool concept that was born out of necessity because of the issues surrounding a traditional light truss. There is little pro-shot film for video from this era…the stills we have must tell the story. What an amazing time for music…

We hope to create some of the moments for the KnuckleBonz Collectors and Pink Floyd fans around the world later this year.

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PINK FLOYD – 46 Years Later, Still, “Wish You Were Here”

On this day in 1975 Pink Floyd released their follow up album to Dark Side of the Moon, “Wish You Were Here.” This was the 2nd full-on concept album from the band and was written exclusively by Roger Waters. After the life changing success of Dark Side, Waters laments about the loss of the talent and friendship of Syd Barrett  and the bands growing distaste for the music business. It’s no surprise that music critics would knee-jerk and write that the new material was largely uninspired.  However, fans disagreed and the album went to #1 in birth the USA and the UK. Both David Gilmour and keyboardist Richard Wright have said Wish You Were Here was their favorite Pink Floyd album.

Wish You Were Here was one of the 1st creation in our 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue Series that celebrates the great album art of the last 50 years. Check out Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl here.

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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.

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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.

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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/

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The Pink Floyd Exhibition Coming to LA – KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz “On Tour” for Sure!

Pink Floyd Exhibition

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.

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