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Autograph Releasing New Music This Fall

From my inbox:

Legendary LA Hard Rockers AUTOGRAPH have signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP who will release their forthcoming album GET OFF YOUR ASS October 6th on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl LP version available in November. Pre-order it now. 

GET OFF YOUR ASS is the first official studio LP from the revamped quartet, featuring original/founding members guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand, alongside new vocalist/rhythm guitarist Simon Daniels, and drummer Marc Wieland.

Lynch, an iconic guitarist, revered Worldwide as a bona fide guitar hero (known for his signature 8 finger hammer-on technique), reactivated the band in 2013 with bassist Randy Rand after reconnecting at the NAMM Show. After approaching original vocalist Steve Plunkett, who was unavailable for the reunion due to other business interests, with his blessing, the newly resurrected AUTOGRAPH recruited former JAILHOUSE vocalist Simon Daniels, the rest, as they say, is history.

GET OFF YOUR ASS features an updated, hard-edged (and keyboard free) sound for the band, featuring down-tuned guitars, and the fiery, blues-soaked delivery of Daniels, as evidenced on tracks like “Every Generation”, “I Lost My Mind In America”, and the first single, edgy title track “Get Off Your Ass”. The album also features an updated live version of the band’s classic rock staple “Turn Up The Radio”, performed by the current lineup.

Says co-founder, guitarist Steve Lynch, “Get Off Your Ass definitely sets a new direction for the band, with an updated, heavier sound, while still retaining the signature melodic hooks people have come to expect from AUTOGRAPH. This record is bound to get the attention of old Autograph fans as well as the new. So put your ears on and turn this one up!!"

Adds vocalist Simon Daniels, “We are so excited about this record! This is a lineup of brothers with a vision and the perfect chemistry. We wanted the record to be musically timeless, and translate a heavier sound featuring the melodies and harmonies, but with heavier guitars and a more “in your face” attitude. The lyrics come from the heart and are directed to people of our current era, with uplifting messages and positive energy. It’s AUTOGRAPH on steroids.”


Autograph has some upcoming shows:

9/8/2017 Ellsworth, WI “SCVR 27th Annual Chilifeed" @ Gas-Lite Tavern 
9/16/2017 Kingman, AZ The Great Mohave County Fair - (Free show w/ fair admission) 
10/6/2017 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - w/ Slaughter & Vixen

Reader Comments (5)

I've not heard anything about a show with Vixen and Slaughter at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Must investigate.
August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
Scabs extraordinaire without chief architect and frontman Steve Plunkett.
August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
But didn't Plunkett give this his blessing? I recall reading that somewhere. And it was also going to include Keni "I Look Like Tom Hanks" Richards until the wheels sadly came off that bus (another tragic loss given what has been said and suggested about his passing).

Not that the band will do more than tier on the low end of a festival package while also slugging it out in the short slot at club shows for slightly bigger draws (I am thinking Faster Pussycat-like bands with a solidly middling core of fans who will show up to see them and whoever else a promoter can cobble together).

Plunkett or no Plunkett, blessing or not, Autograph best be doing this because they love to perform. Any other reason and . . . well, you get my point.
August 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Yeah, I've actually partied with these guys on Monsters of Rock Cruise and at 80's in the Park. Nice guys but, let's put it this way, you know they're f*cked if I'm stealing their women and not the other way around!
August 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Yeah, those women must've been homely & messy as hell!
August 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday

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