about

MICHAEL RAND has been in working in the music industry for over 25 years.  He is the former co-owner of Ashley Talent International Inc. and Partner with Paradise Artists Inc. (Motor City).  He is also the co-founder of the annual Rock Never Stops Tour (USA), as well as New World Disorder Tour (USA).  

He started in his hometown of Detroit managing the band RHYTHM CORPS in the vibrant Detroit alternative music scene of the 1980’s. He managed the careers of RHYTHM CORPS (Epic), KID ROCK (Lava/Atlantic), THE ATOMIC FIREBALLS (Lava/Atlantic), BlUE OCTOBER (Universal) and several others.

Michael has been the Responsible Agent for GIN BLOSSOMS, BLUE OCTOBER, TAPROOT, SEVEN MARY THREE, SPONGE, DAYS OF THE NEW, THE KNACK, SPIN DOCTORS, PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IAN HUNTER OF MOTT THE HOOPLE, ADEMA, CRUD, POP WILL EAT ITSELF, HANSEL UND GRETYL, SISTER MACHINE GUN and several others.

He has booked complete USA tours for TED NUGENT, WHITE SNAKE, VINCE NEIL OF MOTLEY CRUE, CINDERELLA, WARRANT, RATT, QUIET RIOT, SLAUGHTER, JACKYL, WASP, FIREHOUSE, UFO,LA GUNS to name a few.

Michael Rand is a specialist in artist development. He solely developed the careers of several Artists from obscurity to being signed by the Presidents of major record labels and publishing companies.  Including, then virgin artists like BLUE OCTOBER, SISTER SOLEIL, and THE ATOMIC FIREBALLS.

Michael has spent his life working as an Artist advocate, placing unknown Artists like EMINEN and INSANE CLOWN POSSE on some of their first support appearances and too many more to mention.

Pollstar Article: http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=806116

Billboard Article: New World Disorder Tour: https://books.google.com/books?id=9QsEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA16&ots=EEwWBFSIa4&dq=new%20world%20disorder%20tour%20gin%20blossoms&pg=PA16#v=onepage&q=new%20world%20disorder%20tour%20gin%20blossoms&f=true

Billboard Article: Rock Never Stops Tour: https://books.google.com/books?id=oxQEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA14&dq=billboard+rock+never+stops&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qpE9VaruB5LBgwS0iYHYBQ&ved=0CCAQuwUwAA#v=onepage&q=billboard%20rock%20never%20stops&f=false

 

Partial list of Package Tours developed by Michael Rand and associates include:

 

2010- Parental Advisory Tour NASHVILLE PUSSY, GREEN JELLY, PSYCHOSTICK

2006-  Rock Never Stops CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT, FIREHOUSE

2004 -Rock Never Stops VINCE NEIL, RATT, SLAUGHTER

2003 –Rock Never Stops WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, SLAUGHTER, KIP WINGER

2002 - Rock Never Stops TESLA, VINCE NEIL, JACKYL, SKID ROW

2002 - New World Disorder GIN BLOSSOMS, SPIN DOCTORS,SEVEN MARY THREE, SPONGE

2001 - Voices of Metal VINCE NEIL, RATT, SLAUGHTER, VIXEN

2001 – The Reboot Tour MARK FARNER, EDGAR WINTER, URIAH HEEP

1999 - Rock Never Stops TED NUGENT, NIGHTRANGER, QUIET RIOT, SLAUGHTER

1998 - Rock Never Stops WARRANT, QUIET RIOT, SLAUGHTER, FIREHOUSE, LA GUNS