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Sons Of Apollo: Coming Home
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Sons Of Apollo: Coming Home

Billy Sheehan is part of a new supergroup, dubbed Sons Of Apollo. Joining Sheehan are Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (formerly of Guns N’ Roses), and Jeff Scott Soto (Journey and Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). The band is set to release their debut, Psychotic Symphony, on October 20th. Here’s a video for...

Mr. Big Releases “Defying Gravity”
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Mr. Big Releases “Defying Gravity”

Mr. Big is back with a new album, entitled Defying Gravity. Their ninth album features the band’s original lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey as well as further drum work by Matt Starr. It is also the return of them working with producer Kevin Elson. While the album includes a song called “1992” that recounts...

Mr. Big Releases Track from Upcoming Album
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Mr. Big Releases Track from Upcoming Album

Billy Sheehan and Mr. Big are gearing up for their ninth album, due to be released on July 7th. Defying Gravity will feature the original lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although Torpey shares duties with drummer Matt Starr after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The album will also see the return of their original producer....

Mr. Big: Next Time Around
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Mr. Big: Next Time Around

How can you not love Billy Sheehan? Besides being a phenomenal bass player, he’s the epitome of cool. Here’s a great clip of Sheehan in the video for Mr. Big’s “Next Time Around,” which showcases his supportive playing with some great licks thrown in for good measure. Be sure to check out the fill at the 2:17 mark.

Bass of the Week: Yamaha Billy Sheehan Acrylic Attitude LTD3
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Yamaha Billy Sheehan Acrylic Attitude LTD3

This week we’re checking out a cool one-off that Yamaha built for bass shredder Billy Sheehan. Based on his signature Attitude LTD3 model, the bass brings together some interesting elements tied around Sheehan’s band The Winery Dogs. “Before The Winery Dogs’ touring cycle in support of their second album Hot Streak, Billy asked us to build him an Attitude LTD3...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Billy Sheehan
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Billy Sheehan

Stuart Clayton is working on a major update of his book, Giants of Bass. One of the bass giants he’s featuring is Billy Sheehan, who has done a lot in his career since the first version of the book. In this video, Stuart explains the update and the story behind this new track for the book.

Lita Ford Plucks Previously Unheard Music From the Past for “Time Capsule”
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Lita Ford Plucks Previously Unheard Music From the Past for “Time Capsule”

Guitarist/vocalist Lita Ford, best-known for her time The Runaways (which also produced Joan Jett) and her solo career peak in the late 1980s, has released Time Capsule, an assortment of songs recorded with a host of famous friends back in the ’80s. Ford says she rediscovered the 24-track analog recordings in her Caribbean home. “This is some of the best...

Billy Sheehan’s Signature EBS Pedal Goes Deluxe
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Billy Sheehan’s Signature EBS Pedal Goes Deluxe

The EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe was unveiled at NAMM this year with the bass legend on hand to talk about it. The pedal adds on to his existing signature drive with more gain with a Boost footswitch, a phase inverter switch for add low end, and an innovative swappable op-amp. “There are a lot of drive pedals that...

The Winery Dogs: Elevate / The Other Side (Live)
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The Winery Dogs: Elevate / The Other Side (Live)

The Winery Dogs are enjoying great success with their second album, Hot Streak. Here’s the supergroup of Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy performing two from their songs from their debut album – “Elevate” and “The Other Side” – live at Sonisphere 2014 at Knebworth Park in England on July 5th, 2014. This has to be the definition of...

The Winery Dogs: Oblivion
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The Winery Dogs: Oblivion

The Winery Dog released their new album – and announced their tour – earlier this month, and the album is moving up the charts. Check out Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy in this video of Hot Streak’s opening track “Oblivion”.