Mr. Big

Biography

The fame and fortune that eluded Eric Martin while in San Francisco's 415 was showered upon him, albeit temporarily, as frontman for the hard rocking band Mr. Big. Although initially tagged as a supergroup when their Atlantic Records debut came out in 1989, the only member with a credible, super resume was guitarist Billy Sheehan, who recently quit David Lee Roth's band to join the ranks of Mr. Big. Known for their hard rocking, metal-edged sound, it was the acoustic power ballad, "Be With You," from the band's second album that would take the quartet to the top of the charts in 1992. Later releases such as Hey Man (1996) or Get Over It (2000) failed to follow up on that success.

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