BILLY SHEEHAN SAYS HE WAS NEVER “OFFICIALLY” ASKED TO JOIN VAN HALEN
Despite a recent interview bassist Billy Sheehan gave, where he stated that he was previously asked to join Van Halen, he is now clarifying that he was never officially asked to join the band.
On February 7th, Sheehan took to his Facebook page to share an article headlined Mr Big’s Billy Sheehan Explains Why He Declined To Be Van Halen’s Bassist and he included the following message: “More fake news —- Though I spoke w EVH on three different occasions where he asked me about being in his band, the offer never came through. They never followed through on any sort of an official offer and therefore I never ‘turned down’ any offer, because it eventually fell through. This is the result of recycling old news ( I’ve spoken of this before) because I thought I’d do a favor [to] some little website that asked for an interview, and then they decided to make this the headline ( for clicks) and many other websites picked up the ‘story’ to get more clicks. Recycled, inaccurate and rebranded old news. Never happened.”