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#1 Presto-digitation

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

Complications from Parkinson’s.  RIP

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

R.I.P. I saw them in 2014 and he looked quite frail already. He only played on the slower songs, played the tambourine in a song or two, and sang Priest´s Living After Midnight at the encore. What his colleagues did for him - keep him as a writing partner and bringing him on tour to play to the extent that he could - was quite impressive. My compliments to Billy, Eric and Paul for being so kind to him, and to Matt Start for standing in and respecting his legacy.

Hey P-D, glad to see you here...didn´t I send you a message about an interview I´ll do next week?

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:13 PM

I just see I have that message.  (I often check the site on my phone and so I have to look for messages and I don’t get many).  Will holler back...

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:34 PM

Oh shit, that is awful  ... Sixty four is way too young

In looking over his bio, I never realized that he played with Belinda Carlisle in 1985 when she opened for Robert Palmer .. I saw that tour at RCMH and both acts were really really good - a great show ..

RIP Pat, you rocked

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:15 AM

View PostPresto-digitation, on 08 February 2018 - 08:03 PM, said:

Complications from Parkinson’s.  RIP

This is fuckking crazy!!

I was never a big Mr. Big fan but man I saw them four times open up for RUSH!
He was a fantastic drummer.  RIP!

I actually met Eric Martin a few times in my life thanks to being friends wit Y&T.

Terrible.

This is really weird.

A few weeks ago I was at my local record store and I found two rare live Mr. Big Japanese cd pressings.  Signed by the band.  Of course I bought them.

Wow!

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:23 AM

RIP Pat.

Debut Mr Big record is a classic.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:34 AM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 11 February 2018 - 04:23 AM, said:

RIP Pat.

Debut Mr Big record is a classic.

Jonny!

"ARE YOU ADDICTED TO RUSH????"


That will be in my head forever seeing that gig four times.

Eric Martin changing the hit song

"Addicted To That Rush" to  "ARE YOU ADDICTED TO RUSH?"

FUCKK YES I AM!

TILL THE DAY I DIE!

CAPS ON BITCH!

KISSES!

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:06 AM

Earl, how were your interactions with Eric? I heard he's a great guy, but he and Billy Sheehan couldn't work together for the longest time, until apparently they found a way to work when Mr. Big reunited. But with Pat now deceased, it seems they won't carry on with the band.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:40 PM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 11 February 2018 - 08:06 AM, said:

Earl, how were your interactions with Eric? I heard he's a great guy, but he and Billy Sheehan couldn't work together for the longest time, until apparently they found a way to work when Mr. Big reunited. But with Pat now deceased, it seems they won't carry on with the band.

Well Rod, I could pm you one crazy story or just post it here.

Hmmm....

Actually I better pm you the story.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

If any of my good friends on here want to hear this crazy story with Eric pm me.  It was quite shocking what he did to me.




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