Pat Torpey, the solid hard-rock drummer from Mr. Big, explains the development of his style and techniques through four chapters of exercises, including a spectacular nine-minute drum solo. He also performs and discusses seven Mr. Big songs, explaining his secrets and tricks. Topics covered include paradiddles, grace notes, drum solos, hi-hat work, and basic and double-bass footwork. The DVD features a special performance with Billy Sheehan on bass, and a printable lesson booklet on disc. Pat Torpey is the former drummer of the hard rock band Mr. Big who were 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 plays Tama Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, and Promark Sticks. 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 and he played with Billy Sheehan in Johnny Hiland's first album; the album is simply called Johnny Hiland. He also played the Now & Zen Tour with Robert Plant and for Impellitteri. In the end of 2006 he joined The Exile Social Club, a particular kind of band that proposes old rock'n'roll hits. This band is formed also by Chuck Wright, from Quiet Riot, Jason Hook and David Victor.