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Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood
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Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood

On Thanksgiving, we reshared this epic clip of Billy Sheehan filling in for Geddy Lee during a soundcheck. Billy shared it on Facebook, and someone shared this video in response. Mr. Big toured with Rush during the Presto tour in 1990. Luckily someone shot this video of the two bands coming together on stage for this performance of “In The...

Mr. Big Planning Final Album Before Disbanding
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Mr. Big Planning Final Album Before Disbanding

After reforming the original lineup nearly a decade ago, Mr. Big is looking to call it quits after one more album. The band, anchored by bass master Billy Sheehan, has become incomplete since drummer Pat Torpey’s death due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Vocalist Eric Martin told Rock Radio N1 that it would be “uncomfortable” to continue without Torpey. “I’m...

Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”
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Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”

After releasing Defying Gravity last year, Mr. Big hit the road to support the album. Now a new live album has been released from that tour called Live From Milan, which is available in several formats. The tour featured all four original band members including Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although the drummer had been battling...

Mr. Big Releases “Defying Gravity”
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Mr. Big Releases “Defying Gravity”

Mr. Big is back with a new album, entitled Defying Gravity. Their ninth album features the band’s original lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey as well as further drum work by Matt Starr. It is also the return of them working with producer Kevin Elson. While the album includes a song called “1992” that recounts...

Mr. Big Releases Track from Upcoming Album
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Mr. Big Releases Track from Upcoming Album

Billy Sheehan and Mr. Big are gearing up for their ninth album, due to be released on July 7th. Defying Gravity will feature the original lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although Torpey shares duties with drummer Matt Starr after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The album will also see the return of their original producer....

Mr. Big: Next Time Around
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Mr. Big: Next Time Around

How can you not love Billy Sheehan? Besides being a phenomenal bass player, he’s the epitome of cool. Here’s a great clip of Sheehan in the video for Mr. Big’s “Next Time Around,” which showcases his supportive playing with some great licks thrown in for good measure. Be sure to check out the fill at the 2:17 mark.

Mr. Big’s Classic Lineup Releases “…The Stories We Could Tell”
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Mr. Big’s Classic Lineup Releases “…The Stories We Could Tell”

Feel the need to hear some new music from Billy Sheehan and Mr. Big? Consider that need sated. Sheehan and the rest of the original lineup of Mr. Big (including vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and drummer Pat Torpey) reformed in 2009, and is the second release (2011’s What If… was the first) from the revitalized rockers. The opening...

Mr. Big Says New Album Set for a September Release
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Mr. Big Says New Album Set for a September Release

Mr. Big has kept the reunion of its original lineup going and announced it will release a new album in September. Featuring Billy Sheehan on bass, the new album, …The Stories We Could Tell, debuts on September 23. The rest of the classic Mr. Big lineup — the one that produced the band’s massive early 1990s hit, “To Be With...

Mr. Big Releases All Acoustic “Live From the Living Room”
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Mr. Big Releases All Acoustic “Live From the Living Room”

When you’ve been rocking as long as the members of Mr. Big have, it stands to reason that you might want to shake things up from time to time. Last year, the quartet did just that. After 14 years, Mr. Big’s original line up of bassist Billy Sheehan, vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and drummer Pat Torpey reunited and...

Mr. Big to Release a Live Acoustic Album
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Mr. Big to Release a Live Acoustic Album

Mr. Big, anchored by bassist Billy Sheehan has announced they’ll be releasing Live from the Living Room in February, 2012. The album is a unique one for the band, who decided to do an acoustic album featuring ten of Mr. Big’s songs. Mr. Big’s original line-up of Sheehan, vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and drummer Pat Torpey reunited in...