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Steve Vai with Billy Sheehan: “The Crying Machine”, Live
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Steve Vai with Billy Sheehan: “The Crying Machine”, Live

Billy Sheehan is usually known for blazing riffs and absolutely ripping solos, but the man knows how to really get down, too. Sheehan presented Steve Vai with the Les Paul Award at this year’s TEC Awards, and afterwords they jammed out the guitarist’s tune “The Crying Machine.” Sheehan lays down a funky groove that just won’t quit. As much of...

Billy Sheehan: Clinic Session on Becoming a Better Bass Player
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Billy Sheehan: Clinic Session on Becoming a Better Bass Player

Here’s an insightful clip of Billy Sheehan giving a clinic for Guitar Center. The Mr. Big bassist touches on becoming a better bassist by learning cover tunes and focusing on your actual playing instead of gear. My favorite line: “Just practice!”

Mr. Big to Release a Live Acoustic Album
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Mr. Big to Release a Live Acoustic Album

Mr. Big, anchored by bassist Billy Sheehan has announced they’ll be releasing Live from the Living Room in February, 2012. The album is a unique one for the band, who decided to do an acoustic album featuring ten of Mr. Big’s songs. Mr. Big’s original line-up of Sheehan, vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and drummer Pat Torpey reunited in...

Mr. Big Announces North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Mr. Big Announces North American Tour

Mr. Big, anchored by bass genius Billy Sheehan, will be touring North America starting July 30th in San Diego, California. The trek, in support of their latest album What If, will mark the group’s first North American trek with it’s original members in 13 years. Founded in 1988, Mr. Big’s original and current lineup includes Sheehan, guitarist Paul Gilbert, vocalist...

Mr. Big Announces World Tour, Including U.S. Dates
Concerts & Tours

Mr. Big Announces World Tour, Including U.S. Dates

Mr. Big has announced an extensive world tour in support of their latest release, What If, featuring the group’s original lineup including bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Paul Gilbert, drummer Pat Torpey and vocalist Eric Martin. The trek will have the quartet stopping twice in the U.S., first in Hollywood on April 2nd, then again as part of the M3 Festival...

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live
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Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live

Stanley Clarke’s 2002 concert performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood closed with a bang, with a stage full of bassists performing Clarke’s “School Days” for the audience. Clarke is joined by Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller, and most take a solo. The entire concert was released as...

Mr. Big Releases “What If” in North America, Featuring Original Line Up
New Albums

Mr. Big Releases “What If” in North America, Featuring Original Line Up

Mr. Big has announced the North American release of their seventh full-length studio album, What If. The album, previously released in Europe, is the first all-original album since the band’s four original members – bassist Billy Sheehan, vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and drummer Pat Torpey – reunited in 2009. What If was recorded in September and October 2010...

Billy Sheehan Featured on Metal Frank Sinatra Tribute
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Billy Sheehan Featured on Metal Frank Sinatra Tribute

Bassist Billy Sheehan will be part of the “house band” of an upcoming heavy metal tribute to Frank Sinatra. The album, SIN-atra, is collection of twelve of the master jazz vocalist’s most famous tunes sung by the “finest voices in rock,” including Dee Snider, Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Joey Belladonna. Bassists/vocalists Glenn Hughes and Doug Pinnick will also be getting...

Reunited Mr. Big to Release New Album in January
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Reunited Mr. Big to Release New Album in January

After reuniting last year for a Japanese tour, the shred kings in Mr. Big have announced that a new album will be released in January 2011. The band, which was originally formed by bassist Billy Sheehan in 1988, has not released a studio album since 2001’s Actual Size, and the new album will be the first to feature all original...

James LoMenzo to Replace Billy Sheehan for Ramones Benefit Concert
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James LoMenzo to Replace Billy Sheehan for Ramones Benefit Concert

Black Label Society / Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo will replace Billy Sheehan for the upcoming benefit concert for the newly created Marky Ramone Drum Scholarship. Sheehan has had to pull out of the event due to commitments in Europe. “I’m a real big fan of the Ramones, and this was unexpected,” Sheehan said “Good luck on this amazing concert!” The...

Events

Bass Day UK to Feature Stu Hamm, Victor Bailey and Billy Sheehan

One week from today, Bass Day UK kicks off in Manchester, England. The event includes concerts, clinics, workshops and exhibits from leading brands and luthiers. Bass Day UK Line Up: Victor Bailey: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Billy Sheehan: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Stu Hamm: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Paul Balmer and Mo Foster: a workshop session on...

Billy Sheehan to Host Hollywood Workshop
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Billy Sheehan to Host Hollywood Workshop

Rotosound and Guitar Center are co-sponsoring a bass clinic with Billy Sheehan, to be held at the Hollywood Guitar Center on the October 21st, 2010. Sheehan will demonstrate his trademark techniques, covering the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right hand “three finger picking” technique and controlled feedback. He’ll also give his insights on the music industry and his career. The...