July 1985


Billy Sheehan Breaks Down Eddie Van Halen's Technique in 1985

Billy Sheehan has probably received more worldwide press than any contemporary rock artist not on a major label. In much of this coverage, Sheehan is referred to as "the Eddie Van Halen of bass," a title based on Sheehan's virtuosic command of the instrument, together with his ability to play fiery two-handed fretting moves—a technique Van Halen brought to national attention with his band's debut album in 1978.