The Winery Dogs Announce European Tour Dates, New Single Out This Week


The Winery Dogs, by Evil Robb Photography

Prog-Rock supergroup The Winery Dogs, featuring Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, and Billy Sheehan – already announced their upcoming new album. Now they have announced addtional 2023 tour dates, this time in Europe. III is set for release on February 3, 2023, via the band’s Three Dog Music label (via Burnside Distribution/The Orchard). Following in the footsteps of their first two albums, III was once again self-produced by The Winery Dogs and mixed by longtime band associate Jay Ruston (Anthrax). Pre-orders will be available starting Friday, December 9 on CD and all digital formats, which include an instant download of the album’s first song to be released, “Xanadu.” A vinyl edition of III will also be revealed in just a few months.

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Blind Guardian, Parkway Drive, Lamb of God, Stone Temple Pilots, Kreator, The Winery Dogs, Sepultura, Testament, Skid Row and More Booked for the First Summer Breeze Festival in Brazil


 

 

the legendary Summer Breeze Festival will have its first ever event in Brazil in 2023. The first edition of Summer Breeze Open Air in Brazil, which will take place on April 29th and 30th, 2023 at the Memorial da América Latina (SP), has announced new headliners! Blind Guardian, Parkway Drive, Lamb of God, Stone Temple Pilots, Kreator, The Winery Dogs, Sepultura, Testament, Skid Row, and many more will perform!

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Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More


Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading


The Winery Dogs Announce Their New Album “III” – World Tour Dates Incoming


The Winery Dogs, by Evil Robb Photography

Prog-Rock supergroup The Winery Dogs, featuring Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, and Billy Sheehan – are back in full force with their aptly named third album III, which is set for release on February 3, 2023, via the band’s Three Dog Music label (via Burnside Distribution/The Orchard). Following in the footsteps of their first two albums, III was once again self-produced by The Winery Dogs and mixed by longtime band associate Jay Ruston (Anthrax). Pre-orders will be available starting Friday, December 9 on CD and all digital formats, which include an instant download of the album’s first song to be released, “Xanadu.” A vinyl edition of III will also be revealed in just a few months.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Liquid Tension Experiment – LT3



It’s been twenty-two years since Liquid Tension Experiment, the Progressive Metal supergroup formed by Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, The Winery Dogs) John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson), released a record after their critically acclaimed album Liquid Tension 2 (Magna Carta). In this new album entitled LT3 (InsideOut Music) these musicians prove once again why they are part of the biggest bands in the genre and why they are considered to be among the best in their respective instruments and their craft.

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Watch Mike Portnoy Sing and Play All the Instruments Covering The Ramones “We’re A Happy Family”


A lot of artists have been doing covers to pass the time thanks to quarantine due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Watch Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, Neal Morse Band, BPMD) cover The Ramones classic ‘We’re A Happy Family’ on vocals and all the instruments. Extra points if you catch where he changed the lyrics to his own happy family!

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Billy Sheehan Signs with Metal Blade for Talas Debut Album


Billy Sheehan (Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big), who emerged from the upstate New York music scene in the late 1970s with the band Talas, has signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the release of a new studio album, their first formal album ever. Talas earned its reputation performing gigs in the Buffalo and Rochester scenes. Although Talas started out by playing covers, it eventually introduced originals to its setlist. Sheehan later was well known as a studio musician before joining David Lee Roth’s late 1980s solo band, and later chart-topping stardom with Mr. Big (‘To Be With You’). The news of TALAS’s new record deal was broken by Sheehan’s longtime manager Michael Faley, a former roadie with Talas who also works for Metal Blade. On Friday (January 17), Faley posted a photo of Sheehan signing the contract with Metal Blade and included the following caption: “Billy Sheehan signing contract for a new TALAS studio album with Metal Blade Records. The 4 piece TALAS never recorded a studio album and there is soooo much material to pick from.”Continue reading


Mike Portnoy Would Still Like to Work with Devin Townsend and Mikael Åkerfeldt Someday


 

Mike Portnoy, by Evil Robb Photography

As music fans, we are getting spoiled these days with supergroups and guest collaborations. One rumor of a collaboration from the last decade that didn’t happen was Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, Neal Morse Band, Flying Colors) Devin Townsend and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt . In a series of tweets between Portnoy and Townsend the last few days, Portnoy expressed interest that we would still ike to work with them in some capacity someday. Townsend answered back about his admiration for Portnoy, and offered some insights as to why this never happened. Åkerfeldt is not on Twitter and hasn’t commented. This is obviously just speculation and playful musing by Mike. We are not trying to fan the flames of it, except to say we’d love to hear some music from this group, if it ever happens. Remember that music is a gift and these artists don’t owe the fans much of anything. Thanks for sharing Mike, don’t kill us! Continue reading


The Winery Dogs Announce A Full US Tour


The Winery Dogs have announced their full tour dates for the USA for 2019. Consisting of guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, Dream Theater, The Neal Morse Band, Flying Circus), the band will embark on a 20 date headline tour, their first in three years.Continue reading


The Winery Dogs Are Planning A North American Tour For 2019


Mike Portnoy, by Evil Robb Photography

The Winery Dogs, a prog rock supergroup featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) And drummer Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater, Neal Morse Band, Flying Circus) are plotting a new North American tour in May of 2019. Tour dates are coming soon and it will be the group’s first tour in nearly three years.Continue reading