Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Winery Dogs (Portnoy, Sheehan, Kotzen) - The Winery Dogs (2013)

6/1/13 10:44PM

Here's another new track. Damn, I'm loving the guitar solo. Verrrry bluesy.

5/30/13 11:30PM

while the Japanese edition was released a couple of weeks ago, the North American edition has been confirmed to be coming out on July 23rd.

5/15/13 9:23PM
Stream another new song "We Are One"

And/or go to their homepage and sign up for their email list and get a free download of it.

Nice guitar solo. This new song might be the best of the 3, thus far.


01. Elevate
02. Desire
03. We Are One
04. I’m No Angel
05. The Other Side
06. You Saved Me
07. Not Hopeless
08. One More Time
09. Damaged
10. Six Feet Deeper
11. Criminal
12. The Dying
13. Regret

5/13/13 5:36AM

new track "Desire"..not bad, groovey.

4/22/13 11:45AM

New song/video "Elevate"..haven't heard it yet (and I have no idea it was put up online yesterday).

3/23/13 6:47 PM

More here:

3/11/13 9:33AM



This is the much talked about project from Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Ritchie Kotzen (originally with John Sykes), that is supposedly very Led Zeppelin, Cream, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Heart? Classic Hard/Blues Rock based.

And according to that link, the debut album is due out in May.

As far as the name, it's fitting I guess. Not something too repulsive and sounds sort of Power-Trio and even a little 70's Classic Rock-ish. Although I'm sure with the word "Winery" it may be subject to some jokes, but I've seen much worse. And if the music is good, the name doesn't mean so much to me.

Some other good news is that the new cd with Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and I is officially finished!
We are now in the mix stage of the process and Jay Ruston is doing an amazing job with that!

I can’t wait to share the new music with you! We are hoping for an early May release date for the CD!

I wonder though, seeing it there, if Mike Portnoy would have wanted to break the news of the name and other info himself. But he probably will soon, with the album stuff, etc. I should bump this when he or that stuff comes out soon.

Some previous entries:

Mike Portnoy + Billy Sheehan + Ritchie Kotzen - TBA (2013?)
Mike Portnoy + Billy Sheehan + Richie Kotzen (2012?)