AUTOGRAPH sign to Frontiers Music
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome legendary ’80s hard rockers Autograph to their artist roster. Featuring vocalist Simon Daniels, guitarist Jimi Bell, bassist Randy Rand and drummer Marc Wieland, the band are currently working on a new album.
“Exciting news for Autograph! We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new studio album with Frontiers Music Srl. We are looking forward to introducing our newest collection of hard rock music across the globe. A very special thank you to Serafino, Mario and the entire Frontiers Family” – Autograph
The band, whose hit song ‘Turn Up The Radio’ was a hard rock staple, disbanded in 1989. However, founding members Randy Rand (bass) and Steve Lynch (guitar) eventually met up at a music convention in California over two decades later and rekindled their personal friendship before even thinking about a possible Autograph reunion. Once they did, Rand recalls that “we approached our original singer, Steve Plunkett. He didn’t have the time to rejoin due to his busy schedule, but did give us his blessing to move forward, which was important.”
The duo subsequently discovered YouTube videos of singer/guitarist/songwriter Simon Daniels (Jailhouse, Flood, 1RKO) and instantly sensed a connection. “He was perfect to front Autograph,” smiles Rand. “His hard-edged, bluesy voice and massive riffing sharpened our edge. He impressed us immediately and we all had a euphoric feeling after the first rehearsal. He gave us new energy.”
The bassist also states that he has only loved playing with two drummers. One is the late, great Randy Castillo, while the other is new Autograph drummer Marc Wieland. “We’re heavier than before. At the same time, the melodic vocals and catchy hooks are still an integral part of our sound.”
Lynch left the group in 2019 to pursue different musical styles and was replaced by monster shredder Jimi Bell (House of Lords, Maxx Explosion). The band have not skipped a beat since and are now ready to continue their rock journey via a brand new studio album, further details of which will be made available in due course.
The platinum-selling Californian band have previously released seminal albums such as ‘Sign In Please’ , ‘That’s The Stuff’  and ‘Loud and Clear’ . They have also played shows with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Ronnie James Dio, Van Halen and Aerosmith. Touring successfully again since 2014, the group have shone at arenas, club shows and at major festivals such as M3, Monsters of Rock Cruise, The Moondance Jam, 80’s in the Park, Grand Rock Tember, Cat Club Festival and Firefest UK. In 2017, they released a new album on ex-Megadeth member David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group, hitting the Top 20 on the Billboard Classic Rock Sales Chart as well as placing two new singles on the top 10 Hard Rock Mediabase Radio Chart.