The Winery Dogs Bassist Billy Sheehan Scores Big on Rockers’ Block

The also member of Mr. Big had a bit of trouble with a Japanese B-Side, but otherwise was perfect



Some music artists have released literally hundreds of songs over the years, to say nothing of the ones deemed too garbage-y to release. BlastEcho wondered if those involved in recording so many songs could remember them all. Enter Rockers’ Block.

For each Rockers’ Block contestant, we play five random songs from their catalog each song from the beginning, to see how long it takes for them to guess (well, maybe guess isn’t the right word) the correct song. Then once they do (hopefully), they talk a bit about the song.

It would simply take too long to list all the bands Billy Sheehan’s been a member of but, suffice it to say, he — at the age of 63 — remains an active member of several. If he’s not supplying explosive bass lines to The Winery Dogs, then he’s doing the same for the pop-metal outfit Mr. Big or jazz fusion band Niacin.  And, who knows, maybe someday you’ll hear him again as part of the original David Lee Roth line-up (fingers crossed, anyway).

We tried to trip Sheehan up because we knew he’d be a formidable Rockers’ Block opponent. Even still, he murdered it — though he had a bit of trouble with a Mr. Big song that likely only those in The Land of the Rising Sun have heard (and Sheehan doesn’t particularly like).

What’s more, Sheehan was very candid about his feelings on David Lee Roth’s sophomore record (his last with Roth), as you’ll soon hear when he easily remembered a deep cut from that album.

Now, let’s play!

P.S. The full songs are below, if you think you can do better than Sheehan did…

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