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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) page, including Axl’s bandmate Slash (opens in new tab), his former live partner in crime Angus Young (opens in new tab), a splendid recreation of Motorhead legend Lemmy (opens in new tab) and several brilliant David Bowie (opens in new tab)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 more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.