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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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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL Is 'Trying To Stir Things Up A Little Bit' On Second Album

RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, recently entered Obscenic Arts studio in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania to begin recording its sophomore album for a tentative early 2018 release. Titled "Patina", the follow-up to the group's eponymous 2014 debut will mark RED DRAGON CARTEL's first release with drummer ...

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PANTERA, L.A. GUNS, BUTCHER BABIES Members Perform 'Ace Of Spades' At Ultimate Jam Night's Tribute To LEMMY

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running free weekly music program founded by QUIET RIOT's Chuck Wright, held a "Tribute To Lemmy" honoring the famed leader of MOTÖRHEAD on Tuesday, August 23 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Video footage of Rex Brown (PANTERA, KILL DEVIL HILL), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS), Carla Harvey ...

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