MR. BIG 'Defying Gravity' New Album out 07.07.17 [Frontiers Records]

OK, we’re rolling….

The call went out. Time for a new MR. BIG album. Recorded in Los Angeles in under a

week, the boundless result of the undoubted musical talent within the group is ‘Defying Gravity, Their ninth original studio album. Its release will also signal the start of a world tour.

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and

Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who also helmed the band’’s 1989 self- titled debut, 1991’’s ‘Lean Into It’ and 1993’’s ‘Bump Ahead’) for an intensive six day recording session in LA. Torpey was unable to perform on some songs due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, with Matt Starr filling in for him. Starr has been touring with the band for the last two years, with Torpey playing a couple of songs at each show.

“It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer," says guitarist Paul Gilbert. “Kevin Elson recorded all of our original classic albums from the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry