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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...

Billy Sheehan with Rush: 1990 Soundcheck
Bass Videos

Billy Sheehan with Rush: 1990 Soundcheck

Billy Sheehan shared this clip earlier this morning, which caused me to shuffle some things around so we could share it immediately. “Years ago, Mr Big was on tour [with] Rush on their Presto tour, Geddy was late for soundcheck — stuck in traffic from LA to San Diego,” he shared. “They asked me to get up and jam [with]...

Sons of Apollo Release “Alive/Tengo Vida” EP
New Albums

Sons of Apollo Release “Alive/Tengo Vida” EP

Sons of Apollo are gearing up for their world tour with a special EP release of their single, “Alive.” The album contains six versions of the song including the original track, a radio edit, an acoustic rendition, plus each of those versions in Spanish, which retitles the track to “Tengo Vida.” “It was discussed we should do a Spanish language...

Pat Torpey and Billy Sheehan: Big Drums Jam
Bass Videos

Pat Torpey and Billy Sheehan: Big Drums Jam

Last month we lost the great Mr. Big drummer, Pat Torpey, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. His music, of course, will live on forever. Here’s an incredible jam taken from the drummer’s instructional video, Big Drums, featuring bandmate Billy Sheehan tearing it up. It’s no wonder the duo’s musical connection helped propel Mr. Big into stardom. Their groove locks...

Sons of Apollo – with Billy Sheehan – Announce World Tour, New Video
Concerts & Tours

Sons of Apollo – with Billy Sheehan – Announce World Tour, New Video

Ever since we first featured the band back in October, we’ve been psyched about Sons of Apollo. The supergroup is made up of Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Jeff Scott Soto, and the amazing bass work of Billy Sheehan. They released their debut, Psychotic Symphony, last year and now they’ve announced an international tour. The outing will start...

Sons Of Apollo: Alive
Bass Videos

Sons Of Apollo: Alive

Sons Of Apollo has released their latest video featuring music from their album, Psychotic Symphony. “Alive” starts out with a mellow beginning before the band kicks it into gear. And once again, Billy Sheehan is sporting his Attitude double neck bass.

Groove – Episode #38: Billy Sheehan
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #38: Billy Sheehan

Welcome to our first-ever live recording of Groove – The No Treble Podcast which took place at the NAMM Show in Anaheim (and was recorded in front of a live audience at the NAMM Idea Centre), this past week. Our guest this month can best be described as a living legend. Not only has Billy Sheehan played in some of...

Sons Of Apollo: Lost in Oblivion
Bass Videos

Sons Of Apollo: Lost in Oblivion

Sons Of Apollo are back with another video from their album, Psychotic Symphony, which once again features the double-neck theatrics of Billy Sheehan and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, along with Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, and Jeff Scott Soto. Here’s the track, “Lost in Oblivion.” was released on October 20th.

Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon
News

Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and meet up with bassists Will...