Tag Archives: Mr. Big

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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Members Of Slayer, Anthrax, Down, Exodus And More Taking Part In Metal Masters Clinic 4

Posted by on July 18, 2012

It’s only been about four months since the last Metal Masters Clinic took place in Hollywood. And yesterday, it was revealed that the fourth edition will bring the series back to New York on September 7. Metal Masters 4 will see the return of Slayer’s Kerry King and Dave Lombardo, as well as Anthrax’s Charlie […]

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John Sykes Comments On Past Collaboration With Mike Portnoy, While Richie Kotzen Comments On Rumors

Posted by on January 30, 2012

By now, you know that Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Sykes are no longer working together on the project they first revealed this past Summer. While we’ve heard from the former Dream Theater drummer since, the former Thin Lizzy/ Whitesnake guitarist has kept quiet. In an update on his official website yesterday, though, Sykes finally […]

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Are Mike Portnoy And Billy Sheehan Working With Richie Kotzen?

Posted by on January 25, 2012

Yesterday, fans were disappointed when Mike Portnoy confirmed he was no longer working with former Whitesnake/ Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes. However, the former Dream Theater drummer also revealed that not only was the “secret” bassist none other than Mr. Big’s Billy Sheehan, but that the two had already started working with another singer/ guitarist. And […]

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