Rock or bust: We’re all in on these Angus, Axl and Lemmy-inspired sculptures

Rock star busts
(Image credit: Out Of Hand Studio)

In our latest deep dive into the world of fan-crafted music-related items, we’ve busted things wide open with a cracking collection of small wall-mounted statues featuring some of rock’s most famous stars.

Created by Out Of Hand Studio, our eyes were first drawn to a bust of Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. It’s six-inches in height and was sculpted in wax before a mould was created in silicon rubber. It was then given the cold cast pewter effect resin treatment to create the finished article.

But while we really loved what Out Of Hand Studio did with Axl, there’s far more to discover on the studio’s Etsy page, including Axl’s bandmate Slash, his former live partner in crime Angus Young, a splendid recreation of Motorhead legend Lemmy and several brilliant David Bowie busts... and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

All are for sale for £30 and ship from the UK, with other wee treasures – including some Lord Of The Rings-inspired items – to be discovered on the website. All have been cast and finished by hand, making these a true labour of love.

In recently weeks, we’ve discovered a whole bunch of cool items for rock and metal fans, including a rather smart Corey Taylor silver ring, a Rammstein laser-cut gas cylinder lamp, a hot Iron Maiden fire pit and barbecue, a range of stunning art prints with a musical twist and a Metallica miniature mega set of instruments.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.