Billy Sheehan

Five bass legends on laying down the low-end

Matthew Garrison Stu Hamm Billy Sheehan Jason Newsted Stanley Clarke
Billy Sheehan, Jason Newsted and Stanley Clarke, among others, share their thoughts on playing in the pocket.

Why playing fast shouldn’t matter

Playing guitar fast
Speed thrills, but you shouldn’t obsess over clocking a hundred miles per hour with your fingers.

How the iPhone can help you make music

iPhone 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 tapes of Billy Sheehan started circulating. He’d been playing in a band called Talas for years in our mutual hometown of Buffalo, New York, and his lead bass playing had started turning heads far and...

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 cult following for his phenomenal technique while playing with the band Talas, the bar band he formed in the mid-70s in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. In 1986 he and a then somewhat unknown...
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