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ERIC MARTIN Explains Why He Won't Tour With MR. BIG Anymore

In a new interview with Tulsa Music Stream, MR. BIG frontman Eric Martin addressed the announcement that that the group's ongoing "The BIG Finish" farewell will in fact mark the last time he and his bandmates hit the road together. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm sure everybody in...
May 21, 2024
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Official LED ZEPPELIN Documentary 'Becoming Led Zeppelin' Acquired For Theatrical Release By SONY CLASSICS

According to Variety, the official LED ZEPPELIN documentary "Becoming Led Zeppelin" has been acquired for release by Sony Classics Pictures for North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia (except for Japan),the Middle East and Benelux. A "work in progress" version of "Becoming Led Zeppelin" screen...
May 15, 2024
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See MR. BIG Perform Entire 'Lean Into It' Album In Highland, California

The Tom deBlonk YouTube channel has uploaded video of MR. BIG performing the entire 1991 album "Lean Into It" on Saturday, May 11 at Rock & Brews in Highland, California. Check out the footage below. Featured songs: 00:00 Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy 04:05 Alive And Kickin' 09:38 Green...
May 13, 2024
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MR. BIG's ERIC MARTIN Promises There Will Be 'No More Touring' After Completion Of 'The BIG Finish' Tour

In a new interview with Brazil's Rádio Kiss FM radio station, MR. BIG frontman Eric Martin confirmed that the group's ongoing "The BIG Finish" farewell will in fact mark the last time he and his bandmates hit the road together. "When we say 'The BIG Finish', it's not, like — hey, more power to MÖTLE...
May 9, 2024
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MR. BIG Announces New Album, 'Ten'

MR. BIG will release its tenth studio album, "Ten", on Friday, July 12. The LP features 11 new original tracks written by singer Eric Martin and guitarist Paul Gilbert, along with André Pessis and Tony Fanucchi. In a tribute to their late drummer Pat Torpey, Martin, Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan...
May 7, 2024
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MR. BIG's ERIC MARTIN Says 'Nobody Could Agree' On Cover For Upcoming Album: 'It Was Ridiculous'

MR. BIG recently completed the European leg of its farewell tour, dubbed "The BIG Finish", which sees the veteran band — singer Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan, along with drummer Nick D'Virgilio, who has taken over for deceased original member Pat Torpey — performing M...
April 29, 2024
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FEAR FACTORY Recruits BUTCHER BABIES' RICKY BONAZZA As Fill-In Bassist

FEAR FACTORY has recruited Ricky Bonazza (BUTCHER BABIES) to play bass for the band for the next few shows while FEAR FACTORY's regular four-stringer Tony Campos is busy touring with STATIC-X. Bonazza made his live debut with FEAR FACTORY Saturday (April 27) at the Sick New World festival in Las Veg...
April 28, 2024
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ASIA Announces 'The Heat Of The Moment' July 2024 U.S. Tour

ASIA has announced "The Heat of The Moment Tour", headlined by ASIA and also featuring FOCUS, Martin Turner (ex-WISHBONE ASH) and CURVED AIR and MC'd by artist Roger Dean. The trek will commence on July 3, 2024 and will incorporate 21 dates across the USA and Canada. The tour has been masterminded b...
April 23, 2024
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BILLY SHEEHAN Explains Decision To Enlist WHITESNAKE's MICHELE LUPPI To Assist With Lead Vocals During MR. BIG Tour

In a new interview with Robert Edwards of Talkin' Bout Rock, MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan spoke about the band's decision to enlist Michele Luppi (WHITESNAKE) to assist with the lead vocals during MR. BIG's U.K. tour while singer Eric Martin was dealing with an unspecified voice issue. Billy said (...
April 6, 2024
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MR. BIG Performing 'Just Take My Heart' In Tokyo During 'The BIG Finish' 2023 Tour

Professionally filmed video of MR. BIG performing the song "Just Take My Heart" in July 2023 at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below. MR. BIG's ongoing last worldwide tour is aptly titled "The BIG Finish". Since the band's original drummer and co-founder Pat Torpey lost his battle with Parkinso...
April 5, 2024
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KISS's Music Catalog, Brand Name And IP Acquired By Swedish Investment Firm POPHOUSE

Pophouse has today concluded a landmark agreement with the iconic band KISS. Pophouse is the Swedish entertainment and music investment firm renowned for its development of brand-building activities in music and entertainment, such as the groundbreaking "ABBA Voyage" show in London, in which Pophous...
April 4, 2024
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BILLY SHEEHAN Is 'Not Opposed' To Music Streaming: 'As Long As' People 'Are Listening, I Think It's Good'

In a new interview with The Rock N' Roll & Coffee Show, legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS, TALAS) was asked how he has been able to adapt to the access-over-ownership business model of streaming music. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):  "Well, it's just differ...
March 29, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN Announces Support Act For Fall 2024 North American Tour

Iconic British band IRON MAIDEN have added a brand-new show to the North American leg of "The Future Past Tour" later this year. They will be performing at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday, October 9. Having last played in Phoenix on the "Legacy Of The Beast Tour" in 2019, this...
March 25, 2024
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Watch: MR. BIG Plays First Show With WHITESNAKE's MICHELE LUPPI

MR. BIG played its first concert with Michele Luppi (WHITESNAKE) Friday night (March 22) at KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Luppi is assisting with the lead vocals during MR. BIG's ongoing U.K. tour while singer Eric Martin is dealing with an unspecified voice issue. Fan-filmed vid...
March 23, 2024
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THE 69 EYES Release Video For Collaboration With OSCAR-Nominated Songwriter DIANE WARREN

Finnish goth 'n' rollers THE 69 EYES have finally unleashed the stunning result of their collaboration with American songwriter Diane Warren. The soulful power ballad titled "Fade To Grey", with music and lyrics by Warren, is out now via Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM). Watch the visualizer video below...
March 22, 2024