Paul Gilbert

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On The Beat with Matt Starr of Mr. Big

Matt Starr checks in with an exclusive video for Modern Drummer to talk about the new Mr. Big album Defying Gravity. Check out the video for the title track, “Defying Gravity,” from their forthcoming ninth studio album, which…

Modern Drummer
Aug 15, 2017

Guitarist Paul Gilbert on Mike Portnoy

Mr. Big founder and ex-Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert is releasing his seventeenth solo album today, I Can Destroy, featuring Thomas Lang on drums. Gilbert has performed in a number of musical projects over the years with Mike Portnoy, including…

Modern Drummer
May 27, 2016

Pat Torpey of Mr. Big

photo credit William Hames Hey, everyone, Pat Torpey here! Do you remember me? I’m the drummer of Mr. Big, and we have a new CD/download (or whatever you like) out that’s ready for your perusal. It’s all the original members—Billy…

Modern Drummer
Mar 30, 2011

Simon Phillips & Virgil Donati

It was a typically sunny southern California day as I drove the winding hills of west Los Angeles en route to the home studio of drum legend Simon Phillips. Many thoughts entered my mind as I approached the beautifully landscaped…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004