AUTOGRAPH signs with Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl welcomes the legendary hard rockers of the 80s, Autograph. The band, made up of vocalist Simon Daniels, guitarist Jimi Bell, bassist Randy Rand and drummer Marc Wieland, is currently working on material for a new studio album.

“Exciting news for Autograph! We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new studio album with Frontiers Music Srl. We look forward to bringing our new collection of hard rock music to the world. A very special thank you to Serafino , Mario , and the entire Frontiers family.” – Autograph

Autograph, whose hit “Turn Up The Radio” was an ’80s hard rock soundtrack staple, disbanded in 1989, but in 2011 founding members bassist Randy Rand and guitarist Steve Lynch decided to meet at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CALIFORNIA. They first rekindled their friendship before even thinking of a musical reunion. With their personal relationship rebuilt, they made the collective decision to play again. “We approached our original vocalist Steve Plunkett about a reunion,” Rand recalled. “He didn’t have time to join the band again due to his busy schedule. He gave us his blessing to move forward though, and that was important. We missed our fans. C is for them.

Fully embracing the future, the remaining members begin a search for a new vocalist. They discovered videos of singer/guitarist/songwriter Simon Daniels (of Jailhouse, Flood, 1RKO) on YouTube and instantly felt a connection and knew he was the right fit for the band. “He was perfect to face Autograph,” Rand smiled. “His bluesy, cutting vocals and massive riffs sharpen our edge. He gave us new energy and he impressed us right away. We all had a euphoric feeling after the first rehearsal,” adds Rand.

Rand says that in his long career he has only enjoyed playing with two drummers; one is the great, late Randy Castillo, and then there’s new Autograph drummer Marc Wieland. As Rand says, “We’re heavier than before. At the same time, melodic vocals and catchy hooks are still an integral part of our sound.

In 2019, Lynch decided to leave the band to pursue different musical styles and was replaced by international Monster Shredder guitarist Jimi Bell (House of Lords, Maxx Explosion). The band haven’t skipped a beat since and are ready to continue their rock n’ roll journey on their next studio album.

Autograph, the Southern California hard rock band that sold platinum records and gave the world the ubiquitous hit ‘Turn Up The Radio’, released landmark albums such as ‘Sign In Please’ [1984], “That’s the thing” [1985], and “High and Clear” [1987]. Over their career, they’ve played with everyone from Mötley Crüe and Ronnie James Dio to Van Halen and Aerosmith. Touring successfully again since early 2014, Autograph has strived and shone in arenas, casinos, major music festivals such as M3, Monsters of Rock Cruise, The Moondance Jam, 80’s in the Park, Grand Rock Tember, Cat Club Festival at Irvine Meadows, and Firefest UK, among others. In 2017, Autograph released a new album on EMP Label Group by former Megadeth member David Ellefson, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard Classic Rock Sales Chart, and placing two new singles in the Hard Rock Mediabase top 10. RadioChart.