Mr. Big to Record One More Album Before Calling It Quits

Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin has announced that the band, which also features guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan, will record one more studio album before calling it quits. According to Martin, it feels “uncomfortable” to continue on without drummer and co-founder Pat Torpey, who passed away at age 64 in February due to complications from Parkinson's disease.

Martin discussed the state of Mr. Big with Rock Radio N1 (via


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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.