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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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KnuckleBonz Production Update “August 2021”

Here’s all the latest info for Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and Rock Iconz On Tour Collectibles at KnuckleBonz, Inc.…

PRODUCTION HAS WRAPPED !!!  – A 2nd wave of Production has been completed on the following products:

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

Scorpions Blackout 3D Vinyl® –  Blackout production is complete and on the way to our US warehoiuse. Pre-Order Here, this will be the only production run before this item is 3D Vinyl® is SOLD OUT

*AC/DC Cannon and Highway to Hell Road Case “On Tour ™” Collectibles – On the way to US warehouse. 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 – On the way to US warehouse. 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 – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the order queue here. These are on back-order. Orders are filled in the order they are

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Statue – On the way to US warehouse. This is the 2nd wave of production. Get in the Back Order Queue Here . Orders are filled in the order they are received. This is close to SELL OUT. No FoMO. ***We are beginning to look at designs for a new Tony Iommi design…tell us what you would like to see.

GHOST Nameless Ghoul White Guitar – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the order queue here. These are on back-order. Orders are filled in the order they are received. Reserve your Nameless Ghoul Here.

Pink Floyd Pig “On Tour” Collectible and Road Case – On the way to US warehouse. 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 – On the way to US warehouse. Get in the Back Order Queue Here. Orders are filled in the order they are received.

Randy Rhoads III Rock Iconz – On the way to US warehouse. 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 the craziest!

Twisted Sister Rock Iconz –Twisted Sister Dee Snider and Jay Jay French production has completed and is in route the our USA warehouse.You can Pre-Order Here, but note, we have very low inventory on these Rock Iconz.

STILL IN PRODUCTION

These projects are going well and will be wrapping soon to begin shipping to KnuckleBonz USA warehouse.

Bon Scott – The 1st wave pf production SOLD OUT aslmost immedat;ey asfter landing in the US. A 2nd anf final wave of production on the AC?DC frontman is in the final stages of production. Get in the Back Order queue 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 and Brian here.

® – 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.

As always thanks for the support of KnuckleBonz work and all these great bands and performers !!

 

 

 

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Pink Floyd Divison Bell On Tour Screen Collectible – Box Design Notes

Working on the color box design for our Pink Floyd Division Bell Screen Rock Iconz On Tour Collectible today here at the KnuckleBonz Studio.

Came across the US Tour Intenerary this AM while going thru all the Division Bell art assets for potential use in the design. The date July 10th 1994 jumped out. We were there at RFK Stadium to witness what would be the final major tour for Pink Floyd. The set list was amaizing of course, but I recall highlights being the opening number of “Astronomy Domine” from early in the David Gilmour years and “One of These Days.” The 2nd half of the show saw the Pink Floyd screen rotate 90 degrees to hover above the band like something from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” A once in a lifetime experience. The egress from the stadium and Washington, DC was a challenge…ahh the good ole’ days.

Production on this Pink Floyd Rock Iconz On Tour collectible is going well and on schedule for a Dec/Jan release.

You can pre-order the Pink Floyd Division Bell Screen from the Rock Iconz ON Tour Collectible Series here.

Also check out our Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl Collectible and the Pink FLoyd On Tour Collectibles Here.

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Pink Floyd Exhibition “Their Mortal Remains” Los Angeles Delayed

Pink Floyd Exhibition “Their Mortal Remains Los Angeles was set to open next week at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles. However, like all of us that need to move things Internationally, they have been met with shipping delays. The new opening date is Sepmeber 3rd. We hope to see some of you Floydians there.

There will be lots of great gear and other museum displays to capture Pink Floyd from their origins in the Syd Barrett era all the way thru their last tour Division Bell. We are particularly are excited to see some of Nick Mason’s early drum kits and the art of the amazing Gerald Scarfe. Scarfe is the illustrator/cartoonist that was the visual fuel for Pink Floyd the Wall album art and motion picture animation.

You can pre order tickets to Pink Floyd Exhibition “Their Mortal Remainshere.

We are currently in production on three Pink Floyd Limited Edition statues for the Rock Iconz® On Tour Collectible Series and 3D Vinyl®. Check out The Pig and road case from the Pink Floyd Animals Tour, The Stage Screen from Division Bell and Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl® here

Also of note, a new Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd Rock Iconz statue is in design. Here’s a look at our original design for Syd, Syd Barrett Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue.

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Pink Floyd Projection Screen – Rock Iconz On Tour Series – Production Notes

If you are paying attention, you will see we have announced the newest piece for our Rock Iconz On Tour® Collectible Series. From the stage of the PInk Floyd, we have created the projection screen used in live shows dating back to 1972. This design had several details that needed to be solved to be able to produce a hand cast limited edition statue. The 1st issue to tackle was cost. We always to to keep the price consistent in our Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour Series. To tool and cast the truss that supports the screen in metal was going to costs a kings ransom and simply was not an option for a short run 500 piece limited edition. That’s right, our Division Bell Projection Screen edition number is only 500. No FoMO… So we had to figure our a way to simulate the truss with some other materials. We decided to sculpt the truss shapes then cast the entire part in clear resign. That would allow us to paint the truss metal structure leaving the rest as a polished clear surface. That allowed us to solve our cost and design issues. A byproduct of this is that though this ON Tour Collectible from the Division Bell era of Pink Floyd has no working lights, the clear resign does catch the light in interesting ways and makes for spectacular display. The live shot from the KnuckleBonz studio in the blog here has a single light behind the truss to make the edges glow…really fun to shoot this for the product launch.

The limited edition pages are live now and you can pre-order the Division Bell Pink Floyd Projection Screen now.

PRE-ORDER HERE Pink Floyd Division Bell Projection Screen Collectible Here

We has also created the Pink FLoyd Pig for the Rock Iconz On Tour Series as well as Wish You Were Here for 3D Vinyl. Check those limited editions out here.

I found a cool video on Youtube today that has some hi-res of the videos played on the screen in 1994 from the Pink Floyd Vision Bell tour…check them out here:

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3D Vinyl Bundles with Vinyl LPs – Coming Soon (KISS and Pink Floyd)

If you have been following along this spring you will have noticed KnuckleBonz® has added the ability to buy your favorite Vinyl LPs at https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/vinyl-records/. It’s a select offering to start, focusing on the artists we have created for our Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and ON Tour Collector Series over the past 18 years.

To celebrate this new category at KnuckleBonz.com ,  will  soon be offering special bundles for bands that have been released in our 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue Series. The bundles will include the actual Vinyl LP that was the inspiration for our 3D Vinyl statue design. Up first will be KISS Destroyer and Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

KISS Destroyer Resurrected was released in 1976, and many KISS fans believe this is the high water mark for the band’s studio recordings. This classic KISS album is revisited and resurrected on 180g virgin vinyl by original producer extraordinaire Bob Ezrin. The album also features the amazing painting by the master Ken Kelly of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in the amzing stage costumes from this era. “staytuned here and via our email list for details…check out KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl Here: KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl will also be offered as a special bundle with this 1975 release. The 3D Vinyl design pulls from the inner sleeve design by Storm Thorgerson of the robotic hand shake. At this point, Pink Floyd is in the vacuum created by the once in a lifetime release of Dark Side of the Moon and all of the success and fame that followed. Wish You Were Here’s title track as well as Shine on You Crazy Diamond is a tribute to founding member Syd Barrett which by this time is firmly in the grips of mental illness. It also touched on the alienation and disillusionment with the music business experienced by David Gilmour and Rogers Waters via “Have a Cigar” and “Welcome to the Machine.” Check out Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl Here: Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3d Vinyl Limited Edition Statue

Stay tuned for more info about Vinyl of all kinds from KnuckleBonz, Inc.

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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.

Rock Hard!