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MR. BIG Drummer PAT TORPEY Dies At 64

Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan said: "Pat Torpey has been my closest friend in music for ...

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JOE SATRIANI Says 'G3' Tour Was Created Because 'Success Had Isolated' Him From Everybody

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani says his long-running "G3" tour was created because success had isolated him from his fellow musicians. The tour, which launched in 1996 with Satriani along with Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, has since showcased some of rock's best guitarists, including John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul ...

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MR. BIG: Video Recap Of Return To The Philippines

A video recap of MR. BIG's October 12 return to Manila, the Philippines can be seen below. MR. BIG is on tour promoting its ninth studio album, "Defying Gravity", which was released on July 7 via Frontiers Music Srl. The effort is available at traditional retail and all digital service providers, as is a deluxe-edition ...

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MR. BIG's BILLY SHEEHAN Says PAT TORPEY Has 'Demonstrated Incredible Courage' During Battle With Parkinson's Disease

Italy's Rock Rebel magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan of MR. BIG. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between touring with MR. BIG versus their solo projects and side bands such as THE WINERY DOGS: Paul: "MR. ...

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URIAH HEEP To Enter Studio With Producer JAY RUSTON

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP is set to commence the recording of its brand new studio album (the 25th in the group's storied career), which will be titled, appropriately enough, "Living The Dream". "We have been together for 47 years and we have seen many bands come and go, so in effect we are ...

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Video Premiere: MR. BIG's 'Defying Gravity'

"Defying Gravity", the new video from MR. BIG, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's ninth studio album, which was released on July 7 via Frontiers Music Srl. The effort is available at traditional retail and all digital service providers, as is a deluxe-edition version with CD and bonus ...

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