MR. BIG Closes Out Their Tour at The Saban Theatre Beverly Hills, CA 2/22/2015

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Many loyal MR. BIG fans traveled from all over the world to witness the band rock out in Beverly Hills, CA at the beautiful Saban Theatre.

After recording the latest Mr. Big album, “The Stories We Could Tell“, Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey was replaced by Matt Starron this tour as a result of his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Torpey and Starr worked together in rehearsals to get the drum parts correct for the shows. Starr is a very accomplished drummer and, given the situation, is a very suitable replacement for Pat.

Opening with Daddy Lover, Brother, Little Boy (The Electric Drill Song), the band proceeded to rock through hits of their catalog and were essentially a 5 piece band for the evening with the inclusion of Torpey during the show (“MR. BIGGER”?).

The general overall vibe of the entire venue was fantastic and it…

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FAST TIMES and ZERO 1 with HAL SPARKS THE Canyon Club 1/30/2015

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Fast Times is a totally awesome party band that rocks.    With Jeff Spicoli on lead vocals, Slash of guitar, Nikki Sixx on bass and “Devo” on drums, this is an 80s party/tribute band that always brings a great crowd to the Canyon Club.

Last year, Fast Times had the honor or being the pre-game and halftime band where they performed their 80s hits at The Honda Center in Anaheim for the LA KISS arena football game (Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are co-owners of the team).  During the evening, they also shared the stage with The Iron Maidens’ Courtney Cox and Nita Strauss (who, a the time had just been announced as Alice Cooper’s guitarist) and the Street Drums Cops.

As usual, they played an excellent set of 80s tunes.     It’s really fun music and the band is great with phenomenal guitar playing.  And was quite the party with hundreds of…

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