November 7, 2013: KnuckleBonz®, creator of the Rock Iconz® music collectible series, announces today that they have entered into an agreement with Global Merchandising Services who represent the worldwide merchandising rights for Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD. KnuckleBonz will be producing a high end, limited edition collectible statue of Lemmy.
In late October, MOTÖRHEAD released their 21st album, Aftershock and last week the band announced that the album has garnered their biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date! A few of those numbers include #22 Billboard top 200, #3 Hard Music, #8 Rock, #16 Physical and #59 Digital. In addition, internationally, the album shot to #5 in Germany and Finland and #7 in Austria.
“We are very excited to be working with KnuckleBonz and we look forward to a long and successful partnership,” said Tracy Stone, President of Global Merchandising USA.
The Lemmy/ Motörhead Rock Iconz Statue will be produced in very limited quantities for Q4 2013. The statue will start shipping in December 2013 in limited quantities. The statue will be available internationally in early 2014. This collectible is numbered, hand-painted and has a certificate of authenticity. Only 1000 will be available worldwide.
“Lemmy has done something few musicians have,” says Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. He explains, “Motörhead’s fusion of punk into hard rock was the original speed that excited audiences and blurred the lines such that loyal fans did not care about defining the music into a category; it was just ‘Motörhead’."
"Lemmy helped change the face of all rock music. Motörhead’s spark ignited speed metal and thrash forever. Our goal at KnuckleBonz is to capture Lemmy as he appears during a performance. We are long-time Motörhead fans and are particularly excited about creating his Rock Iconz statue,” says Simerman.
The Lemmy/ Motörhead Rock Iconz Statue captures Lemmy’s likeness in amazing detail. The KnuckleBonz team of artists focused their attention on getting the image and likeness correct along with attention to developing the detail in his tattoos, his iconic boots and his signature hat. The War Pig sculpted at the base of the statue adds perfectly to the overall vibe and design of the statue.