Founding Autograph bassist Randy Rand dies

Randy Rand, the founding bassist for the 1980s rock band Autograph, has died. The news was confirmed by the band in a social media post.

The statement read: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend and founding member of Autograph, Randy Rand.

“At the time of death, Randy was surrounded by his beautiful and endless love, Regina Rand and family.

“Although more than devastated, we find some comfort and solace knowing that the last two years have been some of the happiest as an artist and performer. Randy was a consummate optimist and very excited to see the new direction, creativity and energy renewed with the band You could feel her excitement as it was quite palpable with her playing skills, performances and the way she interacted with her loving fans.

“As many of you know, Randy hit the Sunset Strip music scene in the late ’70s and was an accomplished musician and seasoned studio musician when he rose to fame as an original member of Autograph.

“Fast forward 40 years, our brother was still making an impact in the music field with his charismatic stage presence, musical contributions, most notably with the release of our new album and collaboration with Frontiers.

“Sadly, there is only one Randy: a fabulous bassist, bandmate, brother, and human being. Collectively, over the past few years with this line-up, we have spent numerous hours that have turned into something magical as we have created an unbreakable bond. Few bands are lucky. “enough to ever experience. We had that…and with that, we will continue to honor Randy Rand, as he would have us do, and honor our musical commitments and keep his legacy alive.”

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