Michael Bland - The Soul of Soul Asylum

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 6:11 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Jules Follett “When I pick up the sticks, it’s serious business,” says drumming guru Michael Bland. At 19, he joined Prince’s New Power Generation and survived an unparalleled trial by fire. Now he’s logged 10 years as the rhythm-keeper for rockers Soul Asylum, thriving on the unpredictable energy created with front man Dave Pirner, guitarist Justin Sharbono and bassist Winston Roye. Even with a CV that includes auditions for Madonna and Nine Inch Nails, and gigs with Nick Jonas and Paul Westerberg, Bland still pounds... READ MORE