Keep on Drumming: RIP Pat Torpey

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I was fortunate enough to have caught Mr. Big on stage twice. The first one was in 2014–a few months after Pat Torpey was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease–and the second one just a few months ago. Matt Starr took over drumming responsibilities from Pat for both times during the world tours, with Pat playing percussion, and still on stage. Yet, Pat would soldier on to play drums for “Just Take My Heart”, if I recall correctly.

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