|Format: CD / Cat No: LNPD03 / Released: 16/09/2013
Track Listing: 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. Time Machine / 12. The Dying / 13. Regret
More information: It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a super-group: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a super-group. The Winery Dogs are a cohesive, well-rounded classic-sounding trio with blazing songs that defy expectation. The group’s self-titled debut is filled with straightforward rock inspired by some of their favorite bands, and their music transcends any of the styles they're best known for.
“We all have our own distinct voicings and styles, but we also have a common ground of music we grew up listening to,” explains vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen. “What makes the band so special is that somehow, in our collaboration, none of us lost our identity. We all sound like who we are yet we make music that is fresh and exciting and sounds like a new band. There’s a natural chemistry that came together; it’s one of those things that’s meant to be.”
Line-up: Richie Kotzen (Vocals and Guitar) / Billy Sheehan (Bass and Vocals) / Mike Portnoy (Drums and Vocals)