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Amazing Journey: Young Man Blues
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.