Josh Rand

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Josh Rand
Josh Rand at Rockstar Uproar.jpg
Josh Rand performing live in 2010.
Background information
Born (1974-08-19) August 19, 1974 (age 39)
Origin Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Genres Alternative metal, heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass
Years active 2001–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Stone Sour, Roadrunner United
Notable instruments
Ibanez LACS SA and RG (Both current)
PRS Custom 24 (Former)
Peavey JR Special (Former)
Hughes and Kettner (Current) and Peavey (Former) Amplifiers

Josh Rand (born August 19, 1974) is a American musician best known as one of two guitarists from the band Stone Sour.

Josh Rand started out playing Bass guitar, when he was 15 years old. Inspired by Billy Sheehan, Cliff Burton & Jason Newsted just to name a few. He has known Corey Taylor since he was 15. The two have played in several bands together before Josh switch to guitar at age 17. Josh said he became a better guitarist then all the guitarist he knew & after hear the band Racer X he know that what he should do.

Josh has two children. He is a fan of the Atlanta Falcons. He earned a professional certificate in guitar from Berklee College of Music and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in guitar from there as well.

Stone Sour[edit]

Josh Rand, along with Corey Taylor, started Stone Sour back up in 2001. The reason why Josh Rand wasn't in the band in the 1990's, is because he wanted to play metal, and heavy metal was losing its popularity in that era. Josh and Corey Taylor got together in 2000 and started recording, the results of which later started Stone Sour.[1]

Josh Rand has stated that he adds elements of metal in Stone Sour's music.[2]

Roadrunner United[edit]

In 2005, Roadrunner Records released Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions to celebrate the label's 25th birthday. Josh Rand, along with Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage, Seemless, The Empire Shall Fall), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Mike D'Antonio (Killswitch Engage, ex-Overcast, Death Ray Vision) and Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative) contributed a track "Blood & Flames".

Other projects[edit]

It was reported in 2013, that Josh Rand is going to release a instructional DVD called 'The Sound And The Story'. The DVD series takes you behind the scenes with Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand, it features guitar contents, lessons, exercises, interviews, gear tours, and more.[3]

Discography[edit]

Stone Sour
Roadrunner United

Filmography[edit]

  • 2010: The Making of Audio Secrecy
  • 2013: Josh Rand: The Sound and The Story

References[edit]