In Larry Morand's former life, he was a tour manager for some of the world's biggest hard rock bands like Poison and Ratt. Today, he's not just taking the band on tour—he's hitting the open seas and bringing the fans.
And unlike in previous years, this time everyone gets a backstage pass.
Morand is producer of the five-day "Monsters of Rock" Cruise, an ocean excursion that's scheduled to leave Miami for the Bahamas this weekend. It promises plenty of "fun, sun and rock star debauchery."
"The people on the cruise know how to handle their partying," he said in a CNBC in an interview. But this is still rock 'n' roll, and therefore it's still a nonstop party, he adds.
Working in the music industry since college, Morand has seen it all. He started in the early 1980s as an intern for the late Ronnie James Dio, who in his heyday fronted for groups like Black Sabbath and Rainbow. Dio, a heavy metal icon, and manager-wife Wendy became mentors to Morand.