Billy Sheehan: New Vintage

The Bass Great and The Winery Dogs Return with their new album III

Billy Sheehan: New Vintage

The Bass Great and The Winery Dogs Return with their new album III

The Winery Dogs: Portnoy, Kotzen, and Sheehan (Photo by Travis Shin) Over the past six decades Billy Sheehan has undoubtedly been rock bass’s premier explorer. Credit his voracious appetite for all styles of music as a listener coupled with his distinct career path. The latter includes stints with Talas, where he had to cover much more than the bass parts; David Lee Roth and Mr. Big, where he learned the art of anchoring smash hit singles and playing stadiums and arenas; Steve Vai, where he refined his shredding in even and odd meters; and Niacin, where jazz-minded walking lines and improvisation were among the role requirements. But perhaps no band enables Sheehan to draw from his full musical persona like The Winery Dogs, his take-no-prisoners trio with ex-Poison guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy.With the unleashing of their long-awaited third record, III [Three Dog Records] this most underrated of supergroups is up to their old tricks, de
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Chris Jisi   By: Chris Jisi