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Tag Archives: Mr. Big

Spotify playlist: Witherfall’s favorite supergroups

Posted by on February 2, 2017

Witherfall, whose debut album Nocturnes and Requiems is out on February 10th, has a classic heavy sound to it that suggests the band has been around for longer than 2013, which is when the project first officially formed. Former White Wizzard members Joseph Michael and Jake Dryer got together with drummer Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/8: The Return Trip

Posted by on October 8, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Was last week’s list of debuts not robust enough for you? Then perhaps you’ll find this week more to your liking because Christ on a bicycle, do we have numbers for you. Doom metal […]

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Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on July 24, 2014

With Mr. Big’s eighth studio album, …The Stories We Could Tell, coming out in September, they’ll sadly be touring in support of it without original drummer Pat Torpey behind the kit. The 60 year-old has admitted that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The4 band plan on finding a replacement drummer shortly. Here’s what the press […]

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Warrant, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot concert canceled mid-show

Posted by on June 23, 2014

It looks like Eyehategod wasn’t the only band to get shafted be a concert promoter this past weekend. Saturday’s “Rockesha” concert at the Waukesha, WI County Fairgrounds, which was to feature Firehouse, Warrant, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot and Mr. Big’s Eric Martin, got canceled after the first act played. WISN said that as road crews […]

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Destrage’s Top 10: Virtuoso Musicians

Posted by on March 3, 2014

As we mentioned before, Destrage find an interesting and fun way to blend Protest The Hero’s offbeat technicality with Every Time I Die’s grittiness. Hell, the group’s new album Are You Kidding Me? No (out today via Metal Blade Records) features a guest appearance from Guns N’ Roses’ guitar virtuoso Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. With that […]

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Stream the entire Metal Masters 5 show

Posted by on January 24, 2014

This past Wednesday, the place to be was the Anaheim House of Blues, where the Metal Masters 5 clinic took place. The clinic started out as just that, a clinic with some tricks of the trade from metal musicians at the top of their game. Then it got fun, as members of Slayer, Pantera, Exodus, […]

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Michael Jackson to get his own metal covers comp

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Whatever your genre of choice, there is no denying the scope of influence Michael Jackson had over the course of his career. Even esteemed metal musicians carry a torch for the late King of Pop, and now there will be an audio record of it via the album, Thriller – A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson, […]

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The Winery Dogs Announce North American Deal With Loud And Proud

Posted by on May 21, 2013

About a month ago, we showed you a song from The Winery Dogs, a power trio consisting of drummer Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, ex-Dream Theater), bassist Billy Sheehan (ex Mr. Big) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, ex-Poison). Now the band has landed a US deal with Loud & Proud Records. While the band’s self-titled […]

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Mike Portnoy’s New Group The Winery Dogs Releases New Music Video

Posted by on April 22, 2013

Mike Portnoy has been working with bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen on a “power trio” project for a very long time. Over the past few weeks, the trio finally revealed the name of said group: The Winery Dogs. And today, fans got their first taste of music in the form of a video […]

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Video: Members Of Slayer, Pantera, Anthrax And More Peform At Metal Masters 4

Posted by on September 10, 2012

This past Friday night (September 7), the fourth annual Metal Masters clinic took place at The Gramercy in NYC. Featured “metal masters” included Slayer’s Kerry King and Dave Lombardo, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello, Down’s (ex-Pantera) Philip Anselmo, Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan and Exodus’ Gary Holt. The night lacked any “surprise […]

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