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Pat Torpey Biography

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Pat Torpey is the former drummer of the hard rock band Mr. Big. Mr. Big was Atlantic Records biggest selling act in Japan until their breakup in 2002. Because of their popularity in Japan and Asia, Pat released 2 solo albums overseas, Odd Man Out and Y2K in 1998 and 1999. Pat also has 2 instructional videos overseas, Big Drums with Billy Sheehan and Rock Groove Drumming that are insightful on how he comes up with drum parts that are unique.

Pat uses Tama drums, Zildjian cymbals, and Promark Sticks. During his time with Mr. Big, he used Tama Artstar drums and can be seen in almost all the photos and videos of his drums. More recently he has been using Tama Starclassic drums as the Artstar series has been discontinued.

Pat is currently an independent artist that is playing with the Knack and David Lee Roth. In 2004 he toured with Richie Kotzen as drummer for his UK club tour.

He played also for Impellitteri.
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