Friday, March 6, 2009

Mr. Big is back!

An American band that is very popular in Japan... Mr Big.
(Has nothing to do with S&TC.)

They are most famous for their songs "To Be With You" and their rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Wild World". In Japan their latest hit was "Superfantastic", a song that was like an ode to the above two songs.

Paul Gilbert (guitarist) left the band in 1990 and Richie Kotzen took his place. 
However, Mr. Big disbanded in 2002 and went their individual ways. Each musician has solo albums and other band projects going on (Niacin, Racer X etc.) but it is great to be able to see these guys back together again. (Richi Kotzen will not be in the band but he has his own solo stuff going on too. Check his official site!)

I hope this will give the band a long deserved chance to be Big not only in Asia but in the U.S. as well. Their talent deserves the recognition. 

For more info in English

They will be in Japan in June for their concerts...

for concert info in Japanese check 

*The CDs in the picture are autographed by Pat Torpey (drums) and Eric Martin (vocals) when they were in Japan to promote their solo work. I had the wonderful opportunity of making special radio programs with them on several occasions and they were both wonderful people!

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