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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.

Rock Hard!

 

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Pantera Far Beyond Driven Peaked at #1 – What a Subject for KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl

Far Beyond Driven #1 Album Debut – What a Subject for KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl…

On this day 1994 Pantera released the album Far Beyond Driven and it soared to number # on the Billboard Top 200. Quite a accomplishment for any band, but this was industry shaking for the metal music genre and fandom. Phillip Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell , Vinnie Paul Abbott and Rex Brown were on the top of their game and credited for saving the metal scene. Now to be honest, we all know metal does not need saving actually and will NEVER die, but I think we all felt some pride surrounding this record.

We are well into shipping our KnuckleBonz Limited Edition statue for Pantera Far Beyond Driven. This addition to our 3D Vinyl Series saw the 1st production lot Sell Out almost immediately and we just landed some more inventory. Like all KnuckleBonz Collectibles, this is a limited edition. Not more than 1994 will be cast for Pantera Superfans and collectors worldwide. Order your here.

Rock Hard!

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QUEEN Robot – KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Statue “NOW SHIPPING”

Happy to announce the shipping of our QUEEN Robot Limited Edition statue began shipping this week. This is the newest edition to the KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl Series.

This is not a pre-order….this statue is in stock and the limited edition if going out fast. NO FoMO! Don’t Miss out. Order Here.

The QUEEN Robot is limited to only 1977 for QUEEN SuperFans worldwide. The Robot affectionally known as “Frank” by the band stands 10.5″ inches tall. Full dimensions are (10.5″ H x 10″ W x 10′ D). Shipping weight is approximately 7.5 Lbs.

We also have a very limited amount of the QUEEN Rock Iconz set left in stock. The full set will be sold out in the coming days. Check out Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon circa 1981. Order Here

We are also beginning a new set for QUEEN from the earlier days of the band, maybe before some of you had every heard of QUEEN…pre Night at the Opera. Stay tuned for details.

Rock Hard!

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March 17th 1982 – A Bitter Sweet Day for KnuckleBonz…Randy Rhoads and Diary of a Madman Tour

March 17th is always a bitter sweet day on the KnuckleBonz calendar. It’s the day we saw the great Randy Rhoads at the height of his guitar hero powers on the Diary of a Madman Tour in Atlanta. The Omni was SOLD OUT and the 2nd Ozzy Osbourne solo record was charting hard. The band was now a firm Arena headliner.

Can remember watching Randy Rhoads that night in front of the towering Diary of a Madman stage set and being struck by the fierceness of his playing. However,  is was in contrast to his posture on stage. What we were hearing did not seem to match what Randy was doing with his hands. It seemed so effortless for him. It was unlike anything we had every seen. All in our crew at the show were music Superfans, but none was a guitar player. We simply did  not have the ability to understand what we just saw. I told Delores Rhoads about this when we met about the 1st KnuckleBonz statue in 2003 for Randy and she knew exactly what I was talking about. She said, “Yes, Randy was always in good position, his left elbow at his side with good posture. Good posture is the foundation for any instrument.” He was so schooled, now it all made sense.

While the excitement and appreciation of that eve  will never diminish, it is always accompanied with the memory of the utter shock of only 2 days later when we loose Randy Rhoads in the plane crash on March 19th, 1982. Can’t believe it has been 40 years…no words. RIP RR…

We are currently In-Stock for the latest Randy Rhoads KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Collectible statue as well as 3D Vinyl for the Diary of a Madman Tour.

Order Here: Randy Rhoads

Order Here: Ozzy Diary of a Madman 3D Vinyl

Rock Hard!

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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.

Rock Hard!

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AC/DC “For Those About to Rock Ale” Joins the KnuckleBonz Ltd. Edition Beverage Series

KnuckleBonz® is excited to extend their Limited Edition Beverage Series with Great South Bay Brewing and the two companies have worked together to create a custom offering for AC/DC to offer fans a hard rockin’ new beer, the AC/DC® For Those About to Rock Ale and their distribution partner, Half Time Beverage, will process the orders and ship to 33 states in the US.

NOW SHIPPING to 33 States –  AC/DC® For Those About to Rock Ale – Order Now at https://halftimebeverage.com/acdc-for-those-about-to-rock-35219.html to ship direct to consumer in 33 US States. 

 STATES WHERE WE SHIP – (BEER DELIVERY – SELECT ZIP CODES IN SOME STATES)

AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MT, NE, NC, ND, NH, NM, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, WA

Order Here https://halftimebeverage.com/acdc-for-those-about-to-rock-35219.html

KnuckleBonz, in collaboration with Great South Bay Brewing brings you AC/DC® For Those About to Rock Ale (5.9%). It’s is cold fermented for the cool, crisp, refreshing flavor you’d expect from a sessionable Australian lager.  By combining traditional Australian brewing methods with native Aussie hops and cane sugar, the brewers have developed a highly drinkable beer that is true to its heritage, with a clean citrusy hop profile, a subtle malty sweetness, and a bright straw color.

We Saluuuuuuute You!

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Coachella and Stagecoast Fesivals Drop all Covid Protocals

Trending in the right direction?

Earlier today the Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals Drop all Covid Protocals. Hopefully, Bottle Rock and other festivals can move to this.

Bottle Rock is the lineup that KnuckleBonz is lost looking fwd to with Metallica, Pink, Greta Van Vleet, Grandmaster Flash The Black Crowes all scheduled to perform. That’s by far the most diverse lineup of the early/spring festivals.

Hope to see you out there…

Rock Hard!   It can so easily be taken away…

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KnuckleBonz – Black Sabbath “Pilgrimage to Mapledurham Mill”

A must on the KnuckleBonz travel list is a pilgrimage to the Mapledurham Mill and Estate  in Oxfordshire, England. Black Sabbath SuperFans will know this is the site of the original album cover photo shoot by photographer Keith “Keef” Macmillan for the debut album released in February of 1970. The young model, Louisa Livingstone, had no idea her image was about to become the corner stone of heavy metal as she posed in various shots in the black robe and green face makeup for Black Sabbath. The haunting image of the Mapledurham Mill, which dates back to the to the 12th century, still brings chills and memories of the initial thunder clap of the album title track Black Sabbath. Even crazier is this record went to catholic grade school with us in the early 70s and was played as part of recreation time. We were allowed to bring our own music and play on the library record player. Not a single Nun or teacher at the Holy Spirit Elementary ever raised an eyebrow…classic. Very progressive for the church of Rome to be sure.

Take a second and visit the official website of the Mapledurham Estate here. The mill is still operational, the last commercially working watermill on the River Thames, and the property is wonderfully maintained. Maybe put on Ozzy, Iommi, Geezer and Bill Ward’s Sleeping Village from the debut album to set the mood. You will be transported to another place…

Rock Hard!

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LIVE: From the KnuckleBonz Production Floor – Iron Maiden 3D Vinyl Number of the Beast

Production on the KnuckleBonz® Iron Maiden 3D Vinyl® Number of the Beast Limited Edition Statue is complete and is now on the way to our USA warehouse. Here’s a live shot of Eddie getting ready for packing. Shipping is still on track for late Spring 2022…

PRE ORDER Yours HERE

Officially licensed with Iron Maiden and released in a limited edition of only 1982, this unique 3D Vinyl statue is hand-painted, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity printed on the base of the collectible statue.

Product Dimensions:
8″ (h) x  8.25″ (w)  x  9.5″ (d) – Approximate Weight 7.5 Lbs

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Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl Unboxing at KnuckleBonz

Hi All,

Pleased to share this new Un-Boxing Video for Pantera Far Beyond Driven 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition Collectible. This was shot on the KnuckleBonz® lighted stage last week. It now back in stock after a long visit to the “Back-Order” list.

3D Vinyl™ captures the great album art of the last several decades and brings that to you in a statue collector series.

Hand-cast and detailed, only 1994 of this collectible statue will be created for Pantera Superfans around the world.

NOW SHIPPING ! Order Yours Here