Mr. Big to Release New Album in September
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:19:30
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Hard rock's original supergroup Mr. Big will release ...The Stories We Could Tell on September 23. It is the band's eighth studio album and will be out via Frontiers Music SRL.
The original lineup, comprised of Eric Martin on vocals, Paul Gilbert on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass and Pat Torpey on drums, returns with some of the strongest Big material to date. The new album is the follow-up to the 2011-released What If, an album that marked the band's return to their signature hard rock sound.
"This new album rocks!," exclaimed Paul Gilbert. "I love playing guitar, singing, and writing with Eric, Billy, and Pat. And after 25 years, I'm proud that we can make an album that is melodic, powerful, interesting, groovy, and emotional."
Martin said, "We wrote songs individually and collectively on this new record. To me this is the album that we've threatened to make decades ago. A classic, groovin', blues-rock record with the spirit and spark of our Rock & Soul idols from the '70s. Hells to the yeah it's a Mr. Big album complete with all the trimmings. I think whether you've been with us from the beginning or just starting, you're going to dig where we are coming from and where we've been."
...The Stories We Could Tell Track Listing:
1) Gotta Love the Ride
2) I Forget to Breathe
5) The Man Who Has Everything
6) The Monster In Me
7) What If We Were New?
9) The Light of Day
10) Just Let Your Heart Decide
11) It's Always About That Girl
12) Cinderella Smile
13) The Stories We Could Tell
14) Addicted to That Rush (Live – Exclusive Bonus Track)
On a more somber note, Mr. Big recently announced that drummer Pat Torpey has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The diagnosis has left him unable to perform his normal drumming duties on the band's upcoming World Tour.
Mr. Big intend to announce the drummer who will handle most of the drumming duties on the Fall 2014 tour shortly, but expect Torpey to jump on the drums on suitable live songs as well as participating in the group's acoustic set. That rules!
Will you be listening to the Stories that Mr. Big tell this September?