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winerydogs2 Some fan filmed footage of the Winery Dogs’, the band featuring singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison), bassist Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob), July 24th performance in Rio De Janeiro can be viewed below.

The Winery Dogs’ self-titled debut was released in North America on July 23rd through Loud & Proud Records.

The Winery Dogs track listing:

1. Elevate
2. Desire
3. We Are One
4. I’m No Angel
5. The Other Side
6. You Saved Me
7. Not Hopeless
8. One More Time
9. Damaged
10. Six Feet Deeper
11. Criminal
12. The Dying
13. Regret


  1. Yawn. First tune sounds like something Frank Marino would’ve written while in a stupor and thrown out after he sobered up. 2nd one has a Sammy Hagar-like vocal and is dragged out for no apparent reason. Didn’t bother with the 3rd. Someone needs to tell the average modern rock guitarist that tapping for the most part (unless done by EVH) sounds like crap in a club or a large arena (not that these guys will need to worry about that.) I saw David Lee Roth with Steve Vai and Sheehan in a large auditorium. Worse sound I’ve ever heard. Couldn’t even tell what the song was halfway through. These guys will move on within a year.

  2. Holp crap does this ever suck. I’d rather watch Jack Russell’s GW5 than this. Interesting that Portnoy is rocking the smaller drum kit. Probably couldn’t afford to ship everything to Rio.

      1. Right on Jim. This album is barely a month old and these people are singing the lyrics at the top of their lungs and having a great time. You can’t argue with that. DR says this sucks. There’s no accounting for taste but how anybody can say this sucks is beyond me.

  3. Back in the day I can vividly recall when bands and their management frowned upon people taking their cameras into concerts, in fact their distaste for such practices bordered on paranoia fans were searched for any kind of camera. Now we have bands actually using fan filmed footage for promotional purposes, but the music industry complains all the time about the loss of revenue due to illegal downloads and such.
    It’s pretty hard to feel sympathy for the industry when on one hand they seem to endorse certain ‘practices’ and then come down heavy with the other hand regarding others.

    1. Just because one is a talented musician doesn’t mean one performs great songs. Here you have 3 extremely talented guys sounding like crap. If you like it, please enjoy. However don’t get blind sided by all the finger tapping. Based on your criteria of good music, Tony McAlpine should be a billionaire.

    2. Yeah sorry some of us gave an unflattering opinion. Sorry, last I checked this site wasn’t called hurray for everything dot com. That’s the truth as I hear it. Believe the hype – yes, the new Deep Purple is amazing. Right up there with Machinehead. Trust me, these guys will tank. It’s amazing watching all the 1990s – 2000s rock musicians play musical chairs these days. It used to be a big deal when a name player formed a new group. Now it’s like playing poker and rearranging a crappy hand with no face cards. It doesn’t cut it.

  4. I think it’s a great mix of musicians and it sounds great. Good for them. I’d love to be able to play with these musicians that play musical chairs. I work 9-5. What do other people do for a living these days? Sit at a desk. Sell cars? I’m an electrical contractor. Exciting.

    1. Hey, don’t get me wrong. My hat is off to anyone that can make a living with a guitar or other musical instrument. More power to them. But that being said, my time and money are limited and I’d rather listen to the best and not rehashed or mediocre stuff.

    1. So because you don’t like something, you’re now a hater? That’s just a little biased. If you like it, good for you and enjoy. But like John G. said, my time and money is limited. These guys are all fabulous musicians. I just don’t like the three of them together.

  5. Mush. 3 guys noodling solos. Try Chickenfoot for the extreme gathering of talent with hooks & riffs. This band sucks and they know it. I hate seeing this garbage. They will join other wandering musicians and do another band nobody cares about next year. Billy looks like he could join a Journey member in a casket, rough.

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