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MR. BIG “…The Stories We Could Tell” – Releases On September 30th In U.S.; Band News And New Album Details

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Mr. Big - promo band pic - band logo - 2014 - #9809

Eric Martin – Lead Vocals, Pat Torpey – Drums & Percussion, Billy Sheehan – Bass, Paul Gilbert – Guitar

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Los Angeles, CA – The rock band MR. BIG announced today that Drummer Pat Torpey’s fill-in for the band’s upcoming World Tour will be Matt Starr. Matt is currently Ace Frehley’s drummer and will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease) throughout MR BIG’s tour in support of its latest album, …The Stories We Could Tell.

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Check out the trailer for Mr. Big’s upcoming 8th studio album, “…THE STORIES WE COULD TELL” (see link below) which will be released on September 26th in Europe and September 30th in the U.S.!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=748319395224114&set=vb.1…08579845864742&type=2&theater

Pre-order the new album on these links:

iTunes – http://geni.us/TheStoriesWeCouldTell

Amazon – http://geni.us/MrBigStoriesAMZ

Frontiers Records will be premiering two more tracks prior to the album’s release and those tracks will also automatically download for all customers who have pre-ordered the album on iTunes.

Mr. Big - The Stories We Could Tell - promo cover pic - 2014

…The Stories We Could Tell – Track Listing:

Gotta Love The Ride

I Forget To Breathe

Fragile

Satisfied

The Man Who Has Everything

The Monster In Me

What If We Were New?

East/West

The Light Of Day

Just Let Your Heart Decide

It’s Always About That Girl

Cinderella Smile

The Stories We Could Tell

Addicted To That Rush (Live) (Bonus Track)

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Sources: Mr. Big (band) Facebook & iTunes

* For more info on MR. BIG:

Facebook: Mr Big (band)

Website: http://www.mrbigsite.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MR. BIG.

STAY STRONG, PAT TORPEY.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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ERIC MARTIN – MR. BIG Frontman To Embark On Acoustic Tour Of Europe This November

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic hard rock, melodic rock, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ERIC MARTIN – Legendary singer Eric Martin of the also legendary, chart-topping and Melodic Hard Rockers, MR. BIG, will be embarking on an acoustic tour of Europe this November. As reported on MR. BIG’s facebook:

Dear BIG fans in Europe, Eric Martin is going to hold an Acoustic Tour on:

November 2 at the Woodstock (Como, Italy)

November 3 at the Il Peocio (Trofarello, Italy)

November 13 at the Outbaix (Ubach Palenberg, Germany)

November 15 at the Hamtorkrug (Neuss, Germany)

November 17 at the Bluesiana (Velden, Austria)

Don’t miss EM and his guitar! We will keep you posted when more details come! – DW

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Eric Martin photo courtesy of Frontiers Records

For more info on ERIC MARTIN, click on the link below!

http://www.ericmartin.com

For more info on MR. BIG, click on the link below!

http://www.mrbigsite.com/

LONG LIVE ERIC MARTIN.

LONG LIVE MR. BIG.

Stone.

MR. BIG – Live From The Living Room – Is An Acoustic Ride To Revel In

Posted in acoustic rock, classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MR. BIG – Releasing on February 24th in Europe and February 28th in North America, via Frontiers Records, is Live From The Living Room from MR. BIG. This album documents the first ever live acoustic performance from MR. BIG, which took place back in late January of 2011, at the WOWOW TV Studios in Tokyo, Japan. With the idea of an acoustic performance already in place, MR. BIG also embraced a string quintet to add to the overall ambiance of this live acoustic production. The arrangements were provided by Takashi Miyazaki.

If there are two bands from the world of Hard Rock that can pull off a live acoustic set, one is Tesla and the other certainly is MR. BIG. Too often the word acoustic can send shivers down a Hard Rock die-hard’s spine, the mere thought of MR. BIG (gulp) watering down any of their songs surely can bring tears to my eyes. For Metal sakes, this is MR. BIG and they did receive my personal pick of “Best Hard Rock Album of 2011” with their ultra-fabulous What If…

Undertow psyches me out. This acoustic version um… psyches me out too. Is it the overall melody? Can it be the groovy acoustic strings that Paul Gilbert is playing? Billy Sheehan’s signature sound on bass? I don’t know exactly, it’s a cumulative thing happening here and it sounds very cool. Eric Martin never sings in any “acoustic sort of way” either, therefore there is an underlying Hard Rock backbone that is ever-present from his vocals.

Yes Virginia, them Hard Rock dudes that play acoustic sure can shred. Paul Gilbert doesn’t hold back on Still Ain’t Enough For Me. Eric Martin sounds fantastic throughout this entire performance and really shines on Voodoo Kiss, Stranger In My Life and As Far As I Can See. Take Cover just resonates the undeniable richness of sound that translates from an acoustic version. MR. BIG makes it sound just too easy… and fun too. To Be With You doesn’t stray far from its original package and is an acoustic showstopper.

Even if you are not a fan of MR. BIG, this just might be the album to make you one. You will hear four top-tier musicians in their prime, playing their songs in celebratory fashion, courtesy of an acoustic approach. Despite any lack of Hard Rock power, these songs still play-out as MR. BIG and sound like the band I’ve admired for many years counting. Yes, take this acoustic ride with MR. BIG and don’t be afraid to sing along to the songs either.

Okay, there is one drawback about this live acoustic album from MR. BIG. I’m very disappointed that these guys didn’t choose my living room to perform and record in. Maybe next time.

MR. BIG:

Eric Martin – lead vocals

Billy Sheehan – bass & backing vocals

Paul Gilbert – guitar & backing vocals

Pat Torpey – drums, percussion & backing vocals

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LIVE FROM THE LIVING ROOM – Track Listing:

Undertow

Still Ain’t Enough For Me

As Far As I Can See

Voodoo Kiss

Take Cover

Around The World

Stranger In My Life

All The Way Up

To Be With You

Nobody Left To Blame

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For more info on MR. BIG, click on the links below:

http://www.mrbigsite.com

FRONTIERS RECORDS

LONG LIVE MR. BIG.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2011

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2011 – I have listened to many Hard Rock albums released during 2011. There seems to be quite a few Hard Rock albums that are of standout quality, this past year for me. With that said, my “Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2011” simply cannot represent the totality of Hard Rockin’ thrills I’ve experienced with my ears these past 12 months.

What my Top Ten list does represent are the Hard Rock albums I turned to most often to play… LOUD! I lean towards the “complete” album of songs, an album that goes further than just 4 or 5 great tracks. I gravitate towards the Hard Rock albums that psyched-me-out and made me feel very damn good inside. These are the Hard Rock albums that made a difference to me. A personal list it is and hopefully there are a few here you may agree with. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey in 2011 and supporting Rock ‘N Roll! Happy Holidays, Rock Steady and Happy New Year to all!

#10

IRON CLAW – A DIFFERENT GAME

(Ripple Music)

#9

REV THEORY – JUSTICE

(Interscope)

#8

KING KOBRA – S/T

(Frontiers Records)

#7

FAITHSEDGE – S/T

(Scarlet Records)

#6

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – 2

(J&R Adventures)

#5

WARRANT – ROCKAHOLIC

(Frontiers Records)

#4

9 CHAMBERS – S/T

(Samson Records / eOne Music)

#3

JOURNEY – ECLIPSE

(NOMOTA LLC)

#2 (TIE)

SEBASTIAN BACH – KICKING & SCREAMING

(Frontiers Records)

#2 (TIE)

SEETHER – HOLDING ONTO STRINGS BETTER LEFT TO FRAY

(Wind-Up)

#1

MR. BIG – WHAT IF…

(Frontiers Records)

Yes, the return of MR. BIG left a big Hard Rockin’ impression on my ears. If ever there was an album that grew on me, over the course of time, then said album is What If… and it has served me right. Eric Martin’s vocals have never sounded better. Sound cliche? Not in my mind. On What If… Billy Sheehan (bass), Paul Gilbert (guitar) and Pat Torpey (drums) all sound as if there was never a recording break of ten years. Their seventh studio album may just be their best Hard Rock creation, in my honest opinion.

My favorite song from What If… is Undertow. Check out the music video of MR. BIG below, hopefully you’ll enjoy Undertow as much as I do!

THANK YOU to all of the bands above and Long Live Hard Rock!

LONG LIVE MR. BIG

Stone.

* For more cool “Best Of 2011 Lists” of Rock, Hard Rock and Metal Albums, click on the links below and visit these other fantastic blogs/websites!

All Metal Resourcehttp://allmetalresource.com/

Bring Back Glamhttp://bringbackglam.squarespace.com/

The Crash Pad of Ray Van Horn, Jr. – http://www.rayvanhornjr2.blogspot.com/

Hair Metal Mansionhttp://hairbangersradio.ning.com/

Hard Rock Nightshttp://hardrocknights.com

Heavy Metal Addictionhttp://heavymetaladdiction.com/

Heavy Metal Time Machinehttp://metalmark.blogspot.com/

Imagine Echoeshttp://www.imagineechoes.com/

Layla’s Classic Rockhttp://laylasclassicrock.blogspot.com/

Metal Excesshttp://metalexcess.com/

The Ripple Effecthttp://www.ripplemusic.blogspot.com/

Stone.

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