Tony Simerman is the CEO & Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. Tony joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week to discuss the story behind creating KnuckleBonz and giving all us metalheads a collectable that is also fine art!
Tony recalls growing up in the Washington DC area and going to shows with his dad seeing Queen and others. Tony talks about starting the company with a Randy Rhoads statue and talking with Randy's mother during the process. The guys dive into the backstory on doing the statues for Pantera and how Zakk Wylde was involved in the story.
Tony talks about doing everything with the bands and how all the statues are fully licensed, and ends the talk with some Kiss stories and of going to Jimmy Page's house to get photos of the classic jumpsuit he was wearing in the era of the statue.
Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver joins Ro and Toomey this week to discuss his new band, Verona on Venus. Mike dives into the origins of the project and having time during the pandemic to write and record the debut album.