When you're in a band that tours as much as the Doobie Brothers tour, your family on the road becomes as close (and at times as dysfunctional) as your family at home. The bonds we forge are often as close as any we'll ever make in our lives. Now, looking back on my life in this business, I can clearly see the genuine friends that I've been fortunate enough to share this rare experience with. While we might not always see eye to eye, behaving very much like brothers do I suppose, at the end of the day we are family. So again too soon, I say goodbye to another one of our family members, Michael Hossack - a big man with a gruff exterior that could never quite camouflage an even bigger heart. Your friendship and musicianship was a great gift. We will all miss you Big Mike - much love brother.