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 Shine music video - Mr. Big 
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Post Shine music video - Mr. Big
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AClxnJa4J-Q

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...tension had developed between Billy Sheehan and the other members when Billy began touring with Steve Vai. Eric Martin, Richie Kotzen, and Pat decided to write songs without Billy, and Billy was only given credit for two songs on Actual Size. Eric Martin and the others were also upset for Billy Sheehan's attitude during the recording of the Shine music video. This was when Eric Martin and the others decided the only way to keep moving forward was to fire Billy Sheehan. After firing Sheehan, Mr. Big's tour manager was furious since Billy Sheehan's name would sell tickets. The tour manager reacted by pulling the plug on the tour, forcing Eric Martin and the others to ask Billy Sheehan if he would like to rejoin the band. Sheehan agreed to rejoin the band, however only for the farewell tour.
Due to all this, Mr. Big broke up in 2002 after a farewell tour.



I had to watch the music video after I read that and... no kidding, there is absolutely no life in Billy at all. I don't think he even consciously looks into the camera once. Kind of an interesting snapshot of the band in that time


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I never watched the music video because it's such a pussy song! :lol:

But seriously... bad shit between the band, back then.

"hey, let's fire the founding father of the band!"

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I agree Billy is kind of creepy.

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Sir Robin wrote:
"hey, let's fire the founding father of the band!"


Paul left.

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Lamer wrote:
Sir Robin wrote:
"hey, let's fire the founding father of the band!"


Paul left.


and? We're talking about Billy here, who they fired.

Never watched that video (didn't dig Kotzen era Mr Big growing up - its actually pretty cool!) Shame to see Billy acting like that, it really does come across in the video.

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MissMisstreater wrote:
Lamer wrote:
Sir Robin wrote:
"hey, let's fire the founding father of the band!"


Paul left.


and? We're talking about Billy here, who they fired.


Right, right, my bad.

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Explains Billy's absence here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poc0inD1-dU&feature=related

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I don´t know if I´m the only one who thinks that Billy seems upset or bored on that song (A great tune BTW) not only in the video. If you listen to the bass lines, they´re really basic, which I find so weird on Biilly´s playing :)

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I felt the height of Mr. Big occurred from 1989 until Paul's departure. Paul had just left Racer X and his creativity was still supported by his love for blazing leads and impressive, inventive licks--perhaps not to the height it reached in Racer X, but still indicative of his technical wizardry nonetheless. So, when the Mr. Big reunion was announced with Paul's name appearing on the promo piece, I was ecstatic. I've always felt that Mr. Big was a very productive outlet for Paul because he meshes with the other members so well. I like Paul's solo project, but he thrives in Racer X and Mr. Big. Of course, he's had renewed success with Mr. Big and I couldn't be happier, but now, it's Racer X's time to shine. ;)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8thxGywa ... re=related

Listen to Billy's playing in this video as well. I mean, he's always been a bit all-over-the-place as a bassist, but here it's like he wants to conquer the entire sonical range of the band. Kind'a sad listening to it, kind'a shows a bunch of musicians going through the motions... Interesting point you brought up there Brian. :)

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