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Old 02-09-2018, 09:07 AM
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Default R.I.P. Pat Torpey

Mr. Big drummer, Pat Torpey, passed away from complications related to Parkinson's disease. He was 64.

Really sad news. Pat was a rocking drummer and super cool guy. I got to meet him after a Rush show back in 1990, and Pat and the whole band were all really nice guys.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:52 AM
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RIP indeed. Real shame - Parkinsons is a terrible disease.

Very underrated drummer. Definitely outshined by his more famous bandmates, but he was an absolutely terrific player and always knew exactly what every song needed.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:07 AM
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That's terrible news.

I only saw Mr Big 8 years ago when they reformed. He was a great drummer and singer. As someone has already said, really underrated.

I remember Eric Martin followed us to Shepherds Bush Empire, he'd gone out and got lost. We weren't sure if it was him who spoke to us or some random nutter, you get a lot of those in London!
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Damn!
He really made an impact on me when I saw my first Rush show in 1989. Mr. Big opened for them and I was an instant fan.
His complex rhythms and solid timing helped me become a better player.
Get his Big Drums video and prepare to be schooled.

Such a great guy.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:40 PM
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I saw Mr Big open for Rush numerous times.

Sad he didn't make it past 64.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:06 AM
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Very sad news.

What a great drummer. He did a masterful job in Foxboro, MA five years ago.

Thank you for your work, Mr. Torpey.

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Old 02-11-2018, 08:29 AM
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Terrible news. Pat had power, authority, & touch in abundance. Cruelly taken indeed.
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:33 PM
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He'll be missed. Sending good vibes to his family and friends.
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