Eric Martin began his singing career in the late 1970s with a band called 415. With 415, Eric opened for many established acts like Billy Squire, Hall & Oats, Journey, ZZ Top and Foreigner. The band was signed to Elektra/Asylum records and released Sucker For a Pretty Face. Soon after, they changed their name to the Eric Martin Band. The band parted ways after returning from a 1984-85 tour with ZZ Top. For the next couple of years, Eric continued to tour and release albums as a solo artist. In 1988, Eric teamed up with Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey and Paul Gilbert to form Mr. Big. The band found huge success with the release of 6 studio albums, numerous hit singles and 6 top-selling live CDs. All combined, worldwide sales reached the 7 million mark. Mr. Big released their final album, Actual Size in 2001.
Learn the trademark riffs and solos behind one of the most influential guitar bands of all-time! On this DVD, host Dave Celentano provides a step-by-step breakdown of the guitar styles and techniques of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts through the analysis of eight classics.
As the lead singer of the Animals, Eric Burdon was one of the British Invasion's most distinctive vocalists, with a searingly powerful blues-rock voice. When the first lineup of the group fell apart in 1966, Burdon kept the Animals' name going with various players for a few years. Usually billed as Eric Burdon & the Animals, the group was essentially Burdon's vehicle, which he used to purvey a far more psychedelic and less R&B-oriented vision. Occasionally he came up with a good second-division psychedelic hit, like "Sky Pilot"; more often, the music was indulgent, dating it almost immediately.