Billy Sheehan

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William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953, in Buffalo, New York) 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 Rating Releases
1997 Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green Various Artists 1
1997 Thunderbolt: A Tribute to AC/DC Various Artists 1
2004 Mr. Big: Influences & Connections, Volume 1 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 3

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

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