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Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: A Change Of Season / Acid Rain (Live)
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Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: A Change Of Season / Acid Rain (Live)

I first became aware of Billy Sheehan as a teenager in the 80’s. Around that same time, I discovered Tony MacAlpine thanks to a guitarist friend of mine. I still have MacAlpine’s records on vinyl. Both of these guys are still going strong and still knocking me out with their virtuosity. Here’s the dream team quartet – also including drummer...

The Winery Dogs, featuring Billy Sheehan: Time Machine
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The Winery Dogs, featuring Billy Sheehan: Time Machine

The insanely talented trio of Ritchie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan – aka The Winery Dogs – has released a new music video for the track “Time Machine,” from their debut album, and it’s one fine piece of rock and roll. The mid-tempo stomper is glued together by Sheehan’s gnarly bass tone. He also takes a tasty solo at...

Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian Release “Live in Tokyo”
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Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian Release “Live in Tokyo”

The supergroup known as Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian has released Live in Tokyo. The multi-format release showcases bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist Tony MacAlpine and keyboardist Derek Sherinian performing live at Zepp Tokyo on November 14, 2012. Live in Tokyo offers up 16 tunes spanning songs including “Shy Boy” from Sheehan’s band Talas, MacAlpine’s “The Stranger”, Sherinian’s “Apocalypse...

The Winery Dogs – Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen – Release Debut Album and Start Tour
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The Winery Dogs – Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen – Release Debut Album and Start Tour

The new supergroup known as The Winery Dogs has released their self-titled debut album. Formed by bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, the group worked on the album last year. As we reported in December, the project originally included John Sykes, but due to conflicts in schedules and work styles, the group decided to replace him...

Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian “Live in Tokyo” Announced
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Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian “Live in Tokyo” Announced

Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian’s Live in Tokyo is set for a September 3rd release. Live in Tokyo features footage from the band’s November 14, 2012 performance at Zepp Tokyo, and includes 16 songs. This is the first release by the super group comprised of bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist Tony MacAlpine and keyboardist...

The Winery Dogs: Elevate
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The Winery Dogs: Elevate

Back in December, we shared the story of a new project with Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen. We now know the group’s name is The Winery Dogs, and their debut album will be released next month in Japan. Dates for the rest of the world are to be determined. The band has released their first video, performing the...

Niacin Releases “Krush”
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Niacin Releases “Krush”

After a seven year hiatus, Niacin has returned with an all new album. Krush, the sixth album by the trio of Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers and John Novello, offering up 14 tracks of the group’s trademark neo-fusion style. That blend starts with the diverse jazz and rock roots of Niacin’s members, combined with Novello’s Hammond B3. As we mentioned back...

Niacin Announces Details on New Album, Release First Track
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Niacin Announces Details on New Album, Release First Track

Niacin is back. After an seven year hiatus, bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Dennis Chambers and keyboardist John Novello have teamed up once again on Krush, their sixth studio effort. The album will be released on April 2, 2013 through Prosthetic Records. The power trio’s name comes from the common name for the vitamin B3 and the Hammond B3 used heavily...

EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal
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EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal

EBS will be debuting their latest offering for bassists at next week’s NAMM Show, the Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal. Designed along with the bassist himself, the new pedal mixes clean and distorted signals together to preserve low frequencies to “find balance between distortion and definition.” “This pedal is a distillate of several important principles in the signal chain for...

Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen Project Wraps Up Debut Album
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Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen Project Wraps Up Debut Album

A new album by a new supergroup will be coming in 2013, thanks to the teaming up of bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen. “I’m really pleased with it,” Sheehan shared with Blabbermouth.net. “Richie sang his ass off and played amazingly unique stuff, and, of course Mike annihilated on drums. [It’s a] really cool, unique record.”...

The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players
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The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

Following the release of The Prog Collective, former Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood’s companion album, The Fusion Syndicate is now out and features the same sort of dream team line-up Sherwood assembled for the first one. Sherwood composed, produced and recorded the tracks with help from bassists Jimmy Haslip, Billy Sheehan, Colin Edwin, Percy Jones and Justin Chancellor, as well as...

Mr. Big Releases All Acoustic “Live From the Living Room”
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Mr. Big Releases All Acoustic “Live From the Living Room”

When you’ve been rocking as long as the members of Mr. Big have, it stands to reason that you might want to shake things up from time to time. Last year, the quartet did just that. After 14 years, Mr. Big’s original line up of bassist Billy Sheehan, vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and drummer Pat Torpey reunited and...