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Sons of Apollo: Labyrinth (Live)
Bass Videos

Sons of Apollo: Labyrinth (Live)

Sons of Apollo shared a new video and a preview for their next album. The clip was shot during a live performance at the Roman Amphitheatre in Plovdiv in 2018. “Labyrinth” starts out with a mellow vibe, but by the mid-point, the song kicks into high gear with some incredible unison lines.

EBS Unveils the Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

EBS Unveils the Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive Pedal

EBS unveiled the latest in their line of signature pedals for bassist Billy Sheehan at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. The Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive helps to create his sound when he can’t bring his entire rig.

2018 Reader Favorite Bassists – #1: Billy Sheehan
2018 Reader Favorites

2018 Reader Favorite Bassists – #1: Billy Sheehan

Last year started off with a bang. During the 2018 Winter NAMM Show, we sat down with Billy Sheehan for our first-ever live podcast interview. That, plus some other Billy goodness made him the #1 reader favorite of 2018.

Amazing Journey: Young Man Blues
Bass Videos

Amazing Journey: Young Man Blues

Billy Sheehan recently shared a video he did (and the story behind it) with Amazing Journey, an all-star tribute to The Who. The band included Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, Paul Gilbert, and Gary Cherone. Here’s a clip of them performing “Young Man Blues”

Guthrie Govan & Billy Sheehan: Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers
Bass Videos

Guthrie Govan & Billy Sheehan: Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers

My good friend Steve Lawson shared a video I hadn’t seen before. “More Billy Sheehan amazingness,” Steve shared. “His phrasing on the solo here is extraordinary…” In this clip, Guthrie Govan, Sheehan, and Pete Riley perform Jeff Beck’s “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers.”

The Winery Dogs Announce “Who Let The Dogs Out” Tour
Concerts & Tours

The Winery Dogs Announce “Who Let The Dogs Out” Tour

The Winery Dogs have announced the “Who Let The Dogs Out” tour for 2019. The trio – which consists of Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, and Billy Sheehan – is scheduled to hit the U.S. in May.

Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood
Bass Videos

Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood

On Thanksgiving, we reshared this epic clip of Billy Sheehan filling in for Geddy Lee during a soundcheck. Billy shared it on Facebook, and someone shared this video in response. Mr. Big toured with Rush during the Presto tour in 1990. Luckily someone shot this video of the two bands coming together on stage for this performance of “In The...

Mr. Big Planning Final Album Before Disbanding
News

Mr. Big Planning Final Album Before Disbanding

After reforming the original lineup nearly a decade ago, Mr. Big is looking to call it quits after one more album. The band, anchored by bass master Billy Sheehan, has become incomplete since drummer Pat Torpey’s death due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Vocalist Eric Martin told Rock Radio N1 that it would be “uncomfortable” to continue without Torpey. “I’m...

Sons of Apollo Cancel Summer Festival Dates, Add European Dates
Concerts & Tours

Sons of Apollo Cancel Summer Festival Dates, Add European Dates

All-star prog rock group Sons of Apollo has canceled the remainder of its summer festival appearances. The band, anchored by Billy Sheehan on a doubleneck bass, made the announcement on Facebook. “Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Sons Of Apollo regretfully has had to cancel all remaining Summer Festival appearances at Wacken Open Air and Prog In Park II,”...

Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”
New Albums

Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”

After releasing Defying Gravity last year, Mr. Big hit the road to support the album. Now a new live album has been released from that tour called Live From Milan, which is available in several formats. The tour featured all four original band members including Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although the drummer had been battling...