Billy Sheehan Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Few musicians have had more prolific careers than Billy Sheehan. With nearly five decades of experience under his belt, Sheehan has manned the low end for David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Steve Vai and the Winery Dogs, among others.
We begin with Sheehan's early years as a bassist and how he reportedly removed the frets from his first bass. Sheehan also sets the record straight about his first band, Talas, and the rumor that poor management was the reason they never got a record deal.
Sheehan has plenty of interesting stuff to say about David Lee Roth and his eponymous solo project. The bass master gives his account of bringing Steve Vai into the fold, re-recording one of the group's albums in Spanish and corrects exactly why he chose to leave the project.
We also spent some time speaking with Sheehan about his beliefs in the Church of Scientology. A member of the church since his late teens, Sheehan told us all about using the teachings to get his friends off drugs and actually going to an 'Anonymous' Scientology protest in a Guy Fawkes mask to answer any and all questions about his beliefs.
Check out this must-see episode of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' with the great Billy Sheehan! Also, be sure to grab a copy of the new Winery Dogs album, Hot Streak. You can pick up the disc via Amazon, iTunes or in a variety of bundle options at the band's merch site.
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