Billy Sheehan

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William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953) is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. Sheehan has won the "Best Rock Bass Player" readers' poll from Guitar Player Magazine five times for his "lead bass" playing style. Sheehan's repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand "three-finger picking" technique and controlled feedback.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Thunderbolt: A Tribute to AC/DC Various Artists 3
1997 Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green Various Artists 2
1999 Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper Various Artists 5
2000 Tribute to Van Halen 2000 Various Artists 5
2003 Influences & Connections Volume One: Mr. Big Various Artists 2
2005 Numbers From the Beast: An All Star Salute to Iron Maiden Various Artists 1
2008 Brian Tarquin Presents... Fretworx Brian Tarquin 1
2008 We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year Various Artists 4
2013 Thriller: A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson Various Artists 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Guitar's Practicing Musicians, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Guitars That Rule the World, Volume 2: Smell the Fuzz – The Superstar Guitar Album! Various Artists 1
2003 Man of the World: Reflections on Peter Green Various Artists 1
2003 Sounds of Wood & Steel 3 Various Artists 1
2010 This Is the Blues, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
Guitar's Practicing Musicians Various Artists 1
Peter Green Songbook: A Tribute to His Work in Two Volumes Various Artists 1

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