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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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Bon Scott Rock Iconz Statue – LIVE at KnuckleBonz

Thought we would share a nice shot of our Bon Scott Ltd. Edition Rock Iconz Statue in a typical display set up for Superfans worldwide. This is LIVE from the KnuckleBonz Studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Like all KnuckleBonz Collectibles, Bon Scott is a limited edition hand cast statue. Not more than 3000 will be created for AC/DC and Bon Superfans worldwide.

BON SCOTT, the charismatic frontman of the legendary hard rock band AC/DC®, was born Ronald Belford Scott in Kirriemuir, Scotland on July 9, 1946.  The Scott family moved to Australia when Bon was     6 years old. He showed interest in music in those early days, performing in his Dad’s pipe band. After quitting high school, he formed a local group called The Spektors in 1964 where he played drums and did occasional vocal work. This was the first hint at what was to come. In 1974, Bon joined AC/DC as lead singer and thus began a rise to hard rock superstardom. Bon’s combination of bluesy vocal riffs and gritty song writing was amazing. His power on the live stage was even more lethal. AC/DC would morph from domestic rock heroes in Australia, to global fame. The band’s fan base, ever loyal, grew with each album release right through Bon’s last recording, “Highway to Hell.” This was a breakthrough for AC/DC reaching number 17 on the Billboard charts in the USA and multi-platinum sales. Sadly, we lost Bon Scott shortly after on February 19th, 1980. However, he will never be forgotten and remains one of rock music’s greatest Rock Iconz®. Let There Be Rock !

Each KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue is hand-crafted. Never more than 3000 pieces are cast for super-fans worldwide. 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 1/9 scale making them 8 to 9 inches tall. Each statue comes with a certificate of authenticity on the base of the statue.

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Pantera Reinventing the Steel Rock Iconz Announced

Pantera Reinventing the Steel Rock Iconz® Announced for Pre-Order from KnuckleBonz®

Stepping back to Pantera was at the height of their game going from mid-size venues to headlining arenas and closing Ozzfest. The new Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue set captures the band from circa 2003. Dimebag Darrell has his skid plate guitar and Philip Anselmo has gone from the shaved head Cowboys from Hell and Vulgar Display of Power era to have long flowing locks with so many tatts the production team almost revolted…just kidding , we all love to come to work here everyday.

Pre-Order the New Pantera Reinventing the Steel Rock Iconz here

Check out the Pantera Rock Iconz Launch Video here

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Metallica Lady Justice Rock Iconz On Tour Statue Announced

KnuckleBonz® Metallica Lady Justice Rock® Iconz On Tour™ Statue has launched and is now available for Pre-Order. This hand cast limited edition will be limited to only 1988 Metallica Superfans worldwide. Lady Justice is affectionally known by the Metallica camp as “Doris” stands 12 inches tall. She towers over the Metallica Rock Iconz Statue set of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo juts like show does when she appears in Metallica live stage-dress. This beautiful lady first appeared in 1988 as the cover art for Justice For All. This was a big commercial breakthrough for Metallica on the strength of the music video for “One.” The subsequent tour saw a huge step forward is live concert production. If you were there, you’ll  remember the lighting truss swinging down, showering sparks and Lady Justice fell to pieces behind the band as they closed with “…And Justice For All.” There’s great live video of this on  “Live Shit: Binge and Purge”.

Pre-Order Metallica Lady Justice Rock Iconz On Tour Limited Edition Statue here.

Also check out all the Metallica Rock Iconz Statues of the band here.

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Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” is latest entry to the 3D Vinyl Collector Series

The doom “metalpiece” from Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” is latest entry to the 3D Vinyl® Collector Series from KnuckleBonz®. This 1986 release in considered a defining moment on the heavy metal timeline.

We launched pre-sales last Friday for Candlemass. The signature skull of Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is mounted atop dilapidated oak, not exactly “Under the Oak” if you will pardon the pun. Rusty barb wire encircles this design atop the classic Candlemass red logo. We went back and forth between the 12×12″ format we used for things like Mercyful Fate “Don’t Break the Oath” 3D Vinyl and this table top design. We opted for this ultimately because you Superfans have been telling us you prefer that format.

The Canlemass 3D Vinyl Ltd Edition Statue is  cast in resin and hand detailed. It stand’s 10 inches tall and ships with a color package and custom packing. Only 1986 of this design will be cast for Candlemass and Doom Metal Superfans around the world.

Don’t miss out. Pre-Order your 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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Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury, Rock Iconz of QUEEN

Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury, Rock Iconz of QUEEN. He would have been 75.

The life of Farrokh Bulsara began on the East African island of Zanzibaron September 5, 1946. 25 years later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury, he was fronting the now legendary rock group named Queen.

The Bulsara family moved to Middlesex in 1964 and from there Freddie joined up with a blues band called Wreckage while studying graphic design courses at Ealing College of Art. While singing for Wreckage, a fellow student introduced Freddie to Roger Taylor and Brian May, founder members of a band called Smile. Smile metamorphosed into Queen when Freddie joined Roger and Brian as the lead vocalist. The final member of the band, which was to stay together for the next 20 years, was bassist John Deacon, who joined the band on 1st of March 1971.

The rest is rock history. EMI Records and Elektra Records signed the band and in 1973 their debut album Queen was released and hailed as one of the most exciting developments ever in rock music.

Very soon Queen’s popularity extended beyond the shores of the UK as they charted and triumphed around Europe, Japan and the USA where in 1979 they topped the charts with Freddie’s song Crazy Little thing Called Love.

Freddie Mercury, who majored in stardom while giving new meaning to the word showmanship, left a legacy of songs, which will never lose their stature as classics to live on forever. Despite twenty years having passed since Freddie lost his life to HIV complications, he remains in the minds of millions throughout the world as one of the greatest artists we will ever see.

KnuckleBonz ® is in the final days of Pre-Orders of our QUEEN Rock Iconz® Ltd. Edition Statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. You check them out and Pre-Order here.

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Our ACDC Hell’s Bell Rock Iconz On Tour Collectible – Great live shot of Frontman Brian Johnson

Here’s a great sht of Brian Johnson with AC/DC on his first tour with the band rining the Hell’s Bell. The inset live photo of the Hell’s Bell is very close to what we created for the Rock Iconz® On Tour Limited Edition Series. As you might know, there have been many versions of the Hell’s Bell since it first rang out over the AC/DC stage in 1980. The 1st to go out on tour was so heavy that actually broke through the stage at the Nausaau Colleseum while the band was loading in for that show.  It was hand cast in bronze at the Bellfounders in Loughborough in the UK. It actually weighed in at about 2000 pounds. It was clear right away the Hell’s Bell was not just another stage prop.

The AC/DC Hell’s Rock Iconz Hell’s Bell On Tour Ltd. Edition Statue is on back order and finishing the 2nd wave of production now. Reserve your here.

Also finishing production is our AC/DC Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue of Angus Young and Brian Johnson. Pre-Order yours here.

We also are finishing a 2nd wave of production on the AC/DC For “Those About to Rock” Cannon for the On Tour Series. Reseve the ACDC Cannon here.

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Heavy Metal Happy Birthday James Hetfield of Metallica

A Heavy Metal Happy Birthday James Hetfield of Metallica…

Vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield is the undisputed riff-lord of modern hard rock and heavy metal. Born on August 3, 1963 in Downey, California, Hetfield is also recognized as the king of downpicking and revered as one of the most charismatic front men in music, with a unique style and the ability to roar the likes of “Battery,” sing hits like “Nothing Else Matters,” and connect effortlessly with audiences via his personal, heartfelt, and humorous stage-banter.

Born in Los Angeles during 1981, but bred and nurtured in California’s Bay Area, Metallica (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo) rewrote the heavy metal and hard rock playbooks, in the process becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon. With millions of album sales and streams in addition to thousands of sold-out venues around the globe, Metallica’s music has spanned the cult-classic prototype thrash of their 1983 debut album, Kill ‘Em All, to their wildly accessible hard rock classic, 1991’s The Black Album. Now approaching 40 years as a band, the guys continue to be one of the top touring acts in the world, with over two million fans attending the 150+ shows on their recent WorldWired tour.

Now shipping is our 1st ever Metallica Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statues for Metallica. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo sold seperately or as a set

“Check em’ All ! 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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