Michael Bland was playing drums for top acts while still in high school. Just two years out of school, in 1989, Michael began playing for Prince, a gig that lasted seven years. Michael was on drums for such Prince albums as Crystal Ball, Emancipation, and Chaos and Disorder. He also worked with Mandy Moore, the Backstreet Boys, and Soul Asylum. Michael is also a product endorsee who has been involved with such industry innovators as Yamaha and Remo.