Mr Big’s Billy Sheehan explains why he declined to be Van Halen’s bassist

He turned down the offer three times.
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Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan to feature at Guitar Summit 2019

The Mr. Big duo will be conducting masterclasses at the show in Mannheim, Germany.
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Five bass legends on laying down the low-end

Billy Sheehan, Jason Newsted and Stanley Clarke, among others, share their thoughts on playing in the pocket.
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Why playing fast shouldn’t matter

Speed thrills, but you shouldn’t obsess over clocking a hundred miles per hour with your fingers.
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How the iPhone can help you make music

It’s not just for liking photos on the Gram. Your iPhone—or any mobile for that matter—can help you write tunes, practice chops and be a better musician, say these five guitarists.

NAMM 2016: EBS announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive

EBS has announced a Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe bass drive pedal with interchangeable op-amp.

Billy Sheehan Interview—Mr. Big, Winery Dogs, Steve Vai, and More

This interview was originally published in 2014. I remember the buzz going around my fellow Southern Californian musicians -- especially bass players -- when early...

Interview with Billy Sheehan—Back to Bassics

This interview was originally published in 2010. Billy Sheehan is one of the most celebrated bassists of the past two decades. He first gained a...


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