Monday, 14 November 2016

Billy Sheehan: Linea Rock 2016 by Barbara Caserta



“Maestro Billy” on Sunday November 13th 2016 was in Milano, the town that he calls his second home (his sweet italian wife Elisabetta is from here!), for a special bass clinic: we’re honoured he also took time to come back and visit us in our studios at Linea Rock! I (Barbara) was more than happy to take the chance to make this in depth videointerview. Top class act: get ready to be once again surprised on how humility is what it comes down to, even when you’re such a talented phenomenon as Mr Billy Sheehan is! We started from these “school of rock clinics” and how they work, what he delivers, what he gets, how he keeps it fresh after so many years… and guess who was one of the first musicians attending his very first clinic? We also discussed his style which changed “the world of bass” forever, the “two handed tapping technique” and who really invented it (not Eddie Van Halen by the way!), his dreams as a kid, how he very first started playing and how he came up to his "Green Tinted Sixties Signature Bass by Yamaha" and develop it . Then the Talas 2012 reunion and also travelling back in time with the David Lee Roth Band last year and what really happened at “that” L.A. “surprise gig” cancelled last minute! Mr Big’s & The Winery Dogs’ stories (way back to the very first rehearsals) and of course new projects coming for both bands… And considering that Sheehan is named in the “Bassist Top List” of almost everybody, find out which is his “Top 3 Best Bassists of all Time”… And as complete artist, do you think he is more demanding as a bass player, songwriter or producer? Find out yourself! We talked also practising and his diet, on and off the road, to keep fit in every sense, working with Steve Vai thru the years at different levels, his autobiography book in the can, the risky business to live up to such a huge career like his… And have you ever wondered which is the last thing Billy do before going on stage, and the first when he gets off? And of course, last but not least, the crucial question of the moment: how does Billy foresee the USA with Donald Trump as a President? Discover his vote and why he made his very focused choice…
Open hearted and open minded as it can get, God bless him!
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BILLY SHEEHAN - interview @Linea Rock 2016 by Barbara Caserta