Wellington, New Zealand
|Occupation||Band manager for Guns N' Roses and Great White|
|Spouse(s)||Heather Vincent Niven|
Niven became the first manager of Guns N' Roses, serving from 1986 to 1991. He was fired from his post just prior to the release of Use Your Illusion. According to a 1991 cover story by Rolling Stone magazine, frontman Axl Rose forced the dismissal of Niven (against the wishes of some of his band-mates) by refusing to complete the albums until he was replaced.
Niven has also been a manager of Buck & Evans, Great White, and associated with Virgin Records, Enigma Records, Mötley Crüe, Berlin, Dokken, Clarence Clemons, The Angels [from Angel City], Havana Black, The Michael Thompson Band [MTB], Izzy Stradlin and The JuJu Hounds, Razer and Storm of Perception.
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- Neely, Kim (2007-08-07). "Guns N' Roses Outta Control: The Rolling Stone Cover Story". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-08-23.
- Brandvold, Michael (2013-03-27). "Tru-B-Dor, formed by Alan Niven former manager of Great White and Guns N’ Roses to work with Michael Brandvold Marketing". Michael Brandvold. Retrieved 9 May 2014.