Billy Sheehan: on the cover of Bass Player - Holiday 2013

Bass Player - Holiday 2013 - Billy Sheehan

From Talas to David Lee Roth, Mr. Big to Niacin, Billy Sheehan has always pushed the boundaries of rock bass. With Winery Dogs, Sheehan's latest project with guitarist Richie Kotzen and drummer Mike Portnoy, Billy has back-burnered the flash and flair of his past in favor of guts and groove. Billy's groove has always been strong, but one thing's for sure: it's now deeper than ever. In our in-depth interview and lesson with Billy, we tap into the well of Sheehan's creativity.

We also catch up with upright upstart Charnett Moffett, whose work on acoustic, electric, and piccolo bass has contributed mightily to jazz bass discourse.