- An Interview with Billy Sheehan Jammerzine Exclusive 14:44
There is a difference between a rock star and a musician. A rock star does it for the fame and fortune. A musician does it for the music. Today I got to talk to a musician who has the status of a rock star because of his talent as a musician. And that is a rare thing nowadays. Billy Sheehan is considered one of the best bassists around. He is one of those bassists, in fact, that you can spot when you hear a song you didn’t even know he did. With such a unique tone and style, Billy has redefined the instrument and elevated himself to musical heights that few have been able to tread. Part of the secret is that he manages to surround himself with like-minded people. Just look at his collaboration roster (Steve Vai, Ritchie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Mike Portnoy etc…). And now, literally a minute after his longtime band, Mr. Big, has released their new album “Defying Gravity”, he is at it yet again with a new band called The Fell (bio below). The Fell continue the tradition of true musicianship with a stellar lineup worthy of the moniker “supergroup”.
Check out our interview with Billy above and get a glimpse of how he does it all and learn what it takes to be committed to your craft as well as the latest about his new band, The Fell and new vocalist Anthony De La Torre. School is in session.
Visitors—here’s one of three young bucks who dropped by. Velvet on the antlers and superb brush clearing skills. pic.twitter.com/D04kddb6ck
About The Fell
The Fell –a new alternative rock band consisting of the multi-talented Anthony De La Torre on vocals, who you may also know as Young Jack Sparrow in Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales or the drummer in Metallica’s video “Man Unkind” with the cast of Lords of Chaos in which he played “Hell Hammer”, Mike Krompass – Guitar player and Multi-Platinum producer , Notorious session drummer Randy Cooke and last, but not least, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Winery Dogs) on bass, who needs no introduction.
The Fell is not typical of any of their past projects, It’s a fresh new direction, but uses their influences to create a more modern sound, with heavy guitars, powerful riffs, crushing grooves and huge vocals.
SOURCE: Official Bio