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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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The Misfits Jerry Only – The Lonely Walk to the Stage

Thought we would share this great shot of The Misfits founder Jerry Only as we makes his way to the stage in full battle regalia. This shot is great as it details the back of his stage wear which you don’t always geta good look at during a live Misfits show.

If you are payinf attantion, you will see that the classic Misfits lineup of Jerry Only, Glenn Danzig and Doyle Von Frakenstein are booked for some major music festivals. The first is as soon as this October as they headline Aftershock 2021 in Sacemention California’s Discovery Park. This is a 3 day festival with Metallica closing the bill, bookeding The Misfits who preform on Saturday October 9th. As with anything that the Misfits do these days, this festival is 100% Sell Out.

We are gearing up for a wave of cool stuff with The Misfits at present. Stay tuned here and on our offical social media sites for updates. KnuckleBonz Facebook and KnuckleBonz Instagram 

We have such sites to show you….!”

Check out all the current KnuckleBonz® Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour™ Collectibles at www.knucklebonz.com

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Randy Rhoads White Jackson On the Way to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Randy Rhoads white Jackson Guitar is now on the way to honor him ahead of his induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this fall. The induction ceremony is scheduled to take place October 30th in Cleveland.

We recently spoke with Kathy Rhoads Dargenzio, Randy’s sister and head of the Randy Rhoads Trust along with Randy’s brother Kelle Rhoads.  We takled about Randy and how happy the family was with our new Randy Rhoads Rock Iconz Statue. During that call she told us one of Randy’s axes would be going to the hall, but they were still going back on forth on which to send. Glad they picked the White Jackson. We think it’s the most striking of Randy’s guitars he played on-stage.

Our 1st project when we founded KnuckleBonz 18 years ago was Randy Rhoads with his white Jackson from the Diary of a Madman era of Ozzy Osbourne. The great folks at Fender/Jackson actually sent us one of the reproductions they had done to help us nail as many details as possible. That was great, with only one problem. When we were getting down to final approvals and production, one of the head guys in the custom shop at Fender called to tell us the guitar we had not an exact match to Randy Rhoad’s original. The big difference was the body. Randy’s White Jackson has a wider body and slightly different shape that the more sleek reproduction. So…that part of the sculpt was a complete re-do….it happens.

The shot in the Blog here is one of the most coveted in the KnuckleBonz studio. It’s from a sound check taken by the great Neil Zlozower. Neil has helped us with photo research over the many years. He was kind enough to sign this print from his original negative…so cool.

Our Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz Statue is super hot and now on Back-Order on it’s way to a SELL OUT. Order Randy Rhoads Rock Iconz Here…No FoMO!

You can always check out all the great KnuckleBonz Collectibles Here….we have our own Hall of Fame going every day!

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New Video – Pantera CFH Road Case Rock Iconz On Tour Collectible

Pantera Cowboys from Hell  Road Case Rock Iconz® On Tour Collectible is the newest addition to the On Tour Collection. This detailed road case hold the MJ Leaf prop that band built in their hotel rooms in the early 90s touring days and brought on stage. Check out Pantera Home Video 2 to see these rare live clips.

Click Here – Pantera Rock Iconz On Tour Road Case Ltd Edrion Collectible Launch Video

This collectible stands 10 ” tall when stacked and comes with a color package. The Cowboys from Hell road case, stage backdrop and MJ Leaf stage prop are all included. Pre Order Here and don’t miss out. Only 500 of these officially licensedf Pantera Rock Iconz Collectibles are being cast in this super limited production run…No FoMO!

Check our www.KnuckleBonz.com to see all the great KnuckleBonz® Rock Iconz, On Tour and 3D Vinyl® Collectibles.

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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

 

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3D Vinyl Memorial Day Sale – Mercyful Fate “DON’T BREAK THE OATH”

KnuckleBonz rarely has sales given the limited nature of all our products, but in honor on all that served we are having a Memorial Day Sale that runs through midnight tonight Pacific Time.

Use PROMO CODE MEMDAY21 to save 20%

Don’t miss out to snag some of your favorite Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl ®or On Tour® collectibles. Ozzy Osbourne, Jim Morrison of the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and many others are 20% off. Order Here

Pictured here in today’s Blog is our Mercyful Fate Don’t Break the oath 3D Vinyl design. This is one of our favorites and it’s a perfect subject for 3D Vinyl as a wall mount or desktop mounted statue. We worked directly with King Diamond to get all the details just right. We spent a particular amount of time getting the hand to photo graph and display properly for the production. Only 1984 of this design will be cast.

Order Mercyful Fate 3d Vinyl Here.

Have a great holiday.

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Happy Birthday to Klaus Meine – Rock Iconz Deutschländer !

Hey Scorpions fans…join KnuckleBonz is wishing Klaus Meine a very happy birthday.  It was a please creating Klaus, Rudolph Schenker and Matthias Jabs for our Rock Iconz Collectible Statue Series. They shipped earlier this year.

Scorpions were founded in Hannover Germany in 1965 by Rudolf Schenker.  From the outset, the band has laid down hard rock and heavy metal that has excited fans across the planet. The soaring vocals of  Klaus Meine along with the dual guitar attack of Rudolf Schenker and  Matthias Jabs has been the engine driving classic albums such as “Lovedrive, Blackout, Love at First Sting” and many others. Perhaps no other band in rock history has been able to master hard driving riffs alongside power ballads.  In 1988, Scorpions were the first major rock band to play in the Soviet Union with (10) SOLD OUT shows. The following year, they headlined the Moscow Music Peace Festival which was the inspiration for this statue design.  Scorpions have influenced countless contemporary bands and to this day remain a stadium and festival headliner. Scorpions celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2015, and there is no end in sight with new tour dates to come.

You can order the Scorpions Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statues…NOW SHIPPING! Order The Scorpions Here

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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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“HEY HO…SOLD OUT!” – Johnny Ramone Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue

“HEY HO…SOLD OUT!” .Always a bitter sweet day when on of  the Rock Iconz ® comes to the end of the production and is SOLD OUT. Johnny Ramone’s Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue is gone as of today…never to return. As you know if you have followed KnuckleBonz over the past 18 years, we have never re-released a Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® or On Tour® Ltd. Edition Collectible once it is gone.

This production was difficult with multiple sculptors working to get things just right on the Punk Rock Titan Johnny Ramone. We worked directly with Linda Ramone, Johnny’s widow on many revisions. We got to talk about Johnny, the state of music in general and a lot about baseball. Johnny was a huge baseball and NY Yankees fan. We are not, so that was a source of some good natured shit-giving. We learned that Johnny Ramone and George Thorogood, both huge baseball guys, had a beef that lasted for a few years over their baseball fandom. All ended up ok. All were all really happy with the final production.

A number of Rock Iconz will have similar fates this week. 3 other Rock Iconz are now gone and have moved to the SOLD OUT KNuckleBonz Hall of Fame. #staytuned here for updates on that.

See all the In-Stock and Pre-Order KnuckleBonz Collectibles Here:  www.knucklebonz.com

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29 Years Since Pantera’s “Vulgar Display of Power” – 3D Vinyl Sale Today ONLY!

29 Years since the Pantera “Vulgar Display of Power” Release – 3D Vinyl Sale Today ONLY !

Hard to believe it’s been 29 years since Pantera dropped “Vulgar Display of Power” on us. We remember the heavy metal scene struggling with it’s identity at that time, with some of the heavier bands embracing the grunge or “alternative” brands. The Cowboys from Hell where having none of that and were flying the metal and power groove flags high. From the opening riff on “Mouth of War” to the heavy flow of the final track “Hollow”, this record was an instant classic.  A perfect record, that has happened only a few times in hard rock/heavy metal history. The amazing musicianship of Phillip Anslemo, Rex Brown,  Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott was on full display.  But, the meaning of these songs went further than many metal tracks. It hard to imagine how relevant some lyrical lines would still be today “Be Yourself, By Yourself, Stay Away from Me!” Can the world today be summed up any better?

The KnuckleBonz® 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition Statue for Pantera Vulgar Display of Power is available now and on SALE today only to mark the 29th anniversary of the release.

Order Here, Ships  Today: http://bit.ly/Pantera3DVinyl

Rock Hard! Kbonz