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Billy Sheehan

b, voc, *1953 US, Buffalo, New York
Musician of Rock

Bassist. Born : March 19, 1953 in Buffalo, NY, United States. Billy Sheehan’s penchant for innovation has revolutionized the way the bass guitar is played. Rising to cult status in the 80's with his Buffalo, NY-based band Talas, Billy was recruited by David Lee Roth when Roth left Van Halen in '85. He recorded two platinum-selling albums with the former Van Halen front man before setting out on his own. He formed Mr. Big in 1989, achieving a Billboard #1 single in the USA and 14 other countries with "To Be With You" from their 2nd Atlantic Records album release "Lean Into It." While developing his trademark style of playing, he performed over 4,000 live gigs on every continent except Africa and Antarctica.

  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Bass guitar
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Jazz
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La Villa Strangiato on Prime Cuts by Steve Morse
Aces High on Numbers From The Beast: An All-Star Tribute To Iron Maiden by Various Artists
Santa Claws Is Coming To Town on We Wish You A Metal XMas...And A Headbanging New Year! by Various Artists
Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) on Still Wish You Were Here - A Tribute To Pink Floyd by Various Artists
The Sons Of Anu on Black Utopia by Derek Sherinian
Crack The Meter on Feeding The Wheel by Jordan Rudess
Jacob's Ladder on New World Man by Various Artists
The Suspense Is Killing Me on Cosmic Troubadour by Billy Sheehan
The Trees on Prime Cuts by Billy Sheehan
Riders On the Storm on A Spoonful of Time by Nektar

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
AftershocksMichael Kocáb, Glenn Proudfoot, Virgil Donati, Billy Sheehan2014Album
Live In TokyoMike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine, Derek Sherinian2013Album
Pyro Technical GeniusMike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine, Derek Sherinian2012Album
KrushNiacin − Billy Sheehan • John Novello • Dennis Chambers2012Album
Holy Cow!Billy Sheehan2009Album
Holy Cow!Billy Sheehan2009Album
Prime CutsBilly Sheehan2006Compil.
OrganikNiacin − Billy Sheehan • John Novello • Dennis Chambers2005Album
Cosmic TroubadourBilly Sheehan2004Album
Toss It On The FlameBilly Sheehan2004Single
Nine Short FilmsTerry Bozzio & Billy Sheehan2002Album
All Mixed UpBilly Sheehan2002Single
CarolineBilly Sheehan2001Album
CompressionBilly Sheehan2001Album
Time Crunch (Kick Ass Time)Niacin − Billy Sheehan, John Novello, Dennis Chambers2001Album
DeepNiacin Featuring Billy Sheehan, John Novello & Dennis Chambers1999Album
High BiasNiacin − Billy Sheehan • John Novello • Dennis Chambers1998Album
Live! - Blood, Sweat & BeersNiacin − Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers, John Novello1997Album
NiacinNiacin − Billy Sheehan • John Novello • Dennis Chambers1996Album
On BassBilly Sheehan1989Single
Screaming Blues-O-ManiaPaul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey1989Single
The Talas YearsBilly Sheehan1989Compil.
Screaming Blues-O-ManiaPaul Gilbert & Billy Sheehan1989Single
UntitledBrad Jones, James Blackthorne, Greg Howe With Billy Sheehan & Atma Anur1988Album
UntitledBilly Sheehan / Steve Morse1986Single
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