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Billy Sheehan

Billy Sheehan

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Billy Sheehan has played bass on dozens of records and toured all over the world for many decades, with a unique and original style of playing that has been widely celebrated and documented.

Starting in his hometown of Buffalo, New York with the now legendary hard rock trio Talas, he went on to join former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth in 1985, along with guitarist Steve Vai and drummer Gregg Bissonette. In 1987, Billy left to start his own band, Mr. Big, and in 2002, he founded Niacin, a fusion/blues trio that featured drummer Dennis Chambers. More recently, Billy joined former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist Richie Kotzen to form The Winery Dogs.

Billy Sheehan has had a huge and undeniable influence on modern bass playing, with a mutual love and respect for his loyal fans all over the globe.

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