Mr. Big (band)

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band)

Mr. Big was a US pop/rock band. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide.

Members

Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)

Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. All of the former members with the exception of Pat are still active in the music industry.

Discography

  • Mr. Big (1989)
  • Raw Like Sushi (1990)
  • Lean Into It (1991)
  • Raw Like Sushi II (1992)
  • Bump Ahead (1993)
  • Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994)
  • Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996)
  • Hey Man (1996)
  • Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996)
  • Take Cover (1996)
  • Not One Night (1997)
  • Live At Budokan (1997)
  • Get Over It (2000)
  • Superfantastic (2000)
  • Static (2000)
  • Deep Cuts (2000)
  • Actual Size (2001)
  • In Japan (2002)

Related links

  • Official Mr. Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/)
  • Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/)
  • Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/)
  • Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/)
  • Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/)
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All of the former members with the exception of Pat are still active in the music industry. [3] (http://www.livedaily.com/news/7457.html?t=77). He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. Final results from an autopsy show he had a lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription painkiller Tramadol in his system at the time of his death, which was ruled an accidental overdose by the New York Medical Examiner's Office. Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. During the initial autopsy of the 35-year-old rapper, a doubled plastic bag containing a white powder was discovered in his stomach [2] (http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/21186.htm) (it was cocaine). Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)
. The cause of death remained unknown until December 15, 2004, although he reportedly complained of chest pains prior to collapsing, a heart attack was not listed as the cause of death.

The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide. A statement was also released by Damon Dash, who signed ODB to Roc-A-Fella Records in the Fall of 2004:. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. A statement was released on Saturday (November 13) evening by his mother Cherry Jones:. Big was a US pop/rock band. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later, only two days shy of his 36th birthday. He was buried at Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center. Mr. Russell Jones collapsed at approximately 4:35pm on November 13, 2004 at Wu-Tang's recording studio (36 Records LLC on West 34th Street in New York City).

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band). In May 2003, Russell Jones was released from prison. Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/). A Manhattan court sentenced him to two to four years incarceration. Mental problems resulted in a suicide attempt not long after his sentencing. Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/). He was later arrested in a Philadelphia McDonald's parking lot and extradited to New York City. Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/). He appeared at a record release party for The W, a Wu-Tang Clan album.

Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/). In October 2000, he escaped from his court-mandated drug treatment facility and spent one month as a fugitive. Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/). ODB entered rehab while still technically a fugitive from the law but strange behavior during a subsequent court date sent him to jail for a brief period. Official Mr. During a court hearing, he once called a female prosecutor a "sperm donor." [1] (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20041113-2317-people-bastard.html). In Japan (2002). After his arrest, ODB reportedly asked the police to "make the rocks disappear".

Actual Size (2001). With multiple cases in the past and present, he was arrested with marijuana and 20 vials of crack. Deep Cuts (2000). Back in New York weeks later, he was arrested for drug possession of crack cocaine and for traffic offenses. Static (2000). In February 1999, he was arrested for driving without a license and for being a convicted felon wearing a bulletproof vest (the first person arrested for this infraction under a new California law). Superfantastic (2000). The case was later dismissed.

Get Over It (2000). During a routine traffic stop, the details of which remain clouded in multiple versions of events, he was arrested for attempted murder and criminal weapon possession. Live At Budokan (1997). He was arrested for criminal threatening after a series of drunken confrontations in Los Angeles a few weeks later, and was then re-arrested for similar charges not long after that. Not One Night (1997). In 1999, he was arrested for shoplifting a pair of $50 shoes in Virginia Beach, Virginia, although he was carrying close to $500 at the time. Take Cover (1996). He was shot in the back and arm but the wounds were superficial.

Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996). In 1998, he pled guilty to attempted assault on his wife and was the victim of a home invasion robbery at his girlfriend's house. Hey Man (1996). His wife, Icelene Jones, claimed he hadn't paid any support in over a year. Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996). In 1997, he was arrested for failure to pay child support for three of his thirteen children. Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994). In 1993, he was convicted of second degree assault for an attempted robbery and in 1994, he was shot in the abdomen following an argument with another rapper.

Bump Ahead (1993). He had stated that he also planned on collaborating with artists in the electronic music genre, such as Carnage and The Fiasco, Fischerspooner, and possibly even Massive Attack. Raw Like Sushi II (1992). He also managed to record a new album, (to be) released in 2004. Lean Into It (1991). Living at his mother's home under house arrest and with a court-ordered probation hanging over his head, he managed to star in a VH1 reality television series. Raw Like Sushi (1990). The day he was released from prison, with Mariah Carey and Damon Dash by his side, Dirty signed a contract with Roc-a-Fella Records, and began a new chapter in his life.

Big (1989). The year 2003 brought a turn in the life of the dirtiest member of the Wu-Tang Clan, however. Mr. His record company, Elektra Records, released a greatest hits album in 2002 as well as "new" material, but ODB's lack of participation led to critical pans and popular failure. This release included the year's college anthem, "Got Your Money". In 1999, he found time to release Nigga Please between jail sentences, which received much success.

Also that year while being taped for an MTV biography, he took two of his thirteen children by limousine to a New York State welfare office to pick up his welfare check. In April 1998, he announced his new stage name, Big Baby Jesus, but was never able to give a coherent explanation for the very brief switch. Before being escorted off-stage, he implored the audience, "I don't know how you all see it, but when it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children." His bizarre onstage antics were widely reported in the mainstream media. The following night at the Grammy Awards, Ol' Dirty Bastard rushed onstage unexpectedly during Shawn Colvin's acceptance speech for "Song of the Year" and began complaining that he had recently purchased expensive clothes in anticipation of winning the "Best Rap Album" award that he lost to Puff Daddy.

ODB, using a false name, visited the girl in the hospital frequently until he was spotted by members of the media. She was taken to a hospital with second and third degree burns. In February 1998, after Russell witnessed a car accident from the window of his Brooklyn recording studio, he and a friend ran to the accident scene and organized about a dozen onlookers who assisted in lifting the 1996 Ford Mustang — rescuing a 4-year-old girl from the wreckage. In 1997, the rapper further solidified his place in hip-hop history with the release of Wu-Tang Clan's second and most commercially successful album, Wu-Tang Forever..

Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, released on March 28, 1995, spawned the hit singles Brooklyn Zoo and Shimmy Shimmy Ya, and powered the album to gold status. ODB's solo career began in 1995, the second member of the Wu-Tang Clan to release a solo album, following Method Man's 1994 effort, Tical. Ol' Dirty Bastard was first featured on Wu-Tang Clan's massively popular and innovative debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993), considered one of the most influential rap albums of the 1990s and listed as one of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time.". He coupled an authentic ghetto mentality with the street credibility and the musical integrity necessary to be taken seriously in the hip-hop movement.

Armed with his raw character, grimy, almost slurred and off-beat delivery and humorous antics, he was recognized as a pioneer who provided a breath of fresh air to the increasingly artificial world of rap music. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Russell Jones founded the Wu-Tang Clan with his cousin, RZA, and a childhood friend, GZA. His talent as a musician, coupled with a problem-plagued private life and erratic public behavior, made him one of the most well-known members of the successful nine-man rap group called the "Wu-Tang Clan" and an influential force in both rap music and the modern hip-hop culture. Ol' Dirty Bastard (also known as ODB, Dirty, Dirt McGirt, Dirt Dog, Big Baby Jesus, Osirus, Joe Bannanas, and Unique Ason), born Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968–November 13, 2004), was an African American rapper with one of the most highly distinctive styles of the 1990s.

2004 Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 (album by the Wu-Tang Clan). 2004 Some Girls (Dance With Women) (bonus remix of the first single off the JC Chasez album Schizophrenic). Clones). 2003 Pop Shit (from the Neptunes album The Neptunes Present..

2000 Conditioner (from the Wu-Tang Clan album The W). 1999 Bitches (from the Insane Clown Posse album The Amazing Jeckel Brothers). 1998 Ghetto Supastar (with Pras and Mya, from the Bulworth soundtrack). 1997 Wu-Tang Forever (album by the Wu-Tang Clan).

1996 Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check (remix single by Busta Rhymes). 1993 Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (album by the Wu-Tang Clan). 2004 Pop Shots. Kelis).

2000 Got Your Money (feat. EP. 1998 O.D.B. 1995 Shimmy Shimmy Ya.

1995 Brooklyn Zoo. 2005 Osirus. 2002 The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones. 2001 The Dirty Story: The Best of Ol' Dirty Bastard (compilation).

1999 Nigga Please. 1995 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.

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