After reuniting last year for a Japanese tour, the shred kings in Mr. Big have announced that a new album will be released in January 2011. The band, which was originally formed by bassist Billy Sheehan in 1988, has not released a studio album since 2001’s Actual Size, and the new album will be the first to feature all original members since 1995’s Hey Man.
Kevin Shirley is producing the new album in an Los Angeles-based studio, and Sheehan reports the process is going well. He shared on his Facebook page that the new album will include “impossible bass and guitar stuff.” It will also feature “Some cool and heavy stuff, as well as bluesy and soulful,” he wrote. “It’s going to be a good one! Every song is blossoming into more than we expected. Having a great time doing it, as well.”