THE WINERY DOGS RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'UNLEASHED IN JAPAN' ON MAY 23RD 2014!
"Unleashed In Japan" isn't just a simple re-release -- it is way more than that! Firstly, "Unleashed In Japan" presents a new live album from The Winery Dogs, and the eponymous studio album comes as a bonus so to say. Secondly, the aforementioned live album is also available as a vinyl version. And last but not least there is also a box set named "Dog Treats" containing various rarities from The Winery Dogs on top of the live and the studio album.
It would almost be too easy to call The Winery Dogs just a "supergroup": Singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen made history with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan played together with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Talas, UFO and many others and drummer Mike Portnoy is among other things co-founder of the prog metal icons Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than just a supergroup.
"We all have our own intonation and our own style but we also have a lot in common when it comes to our musical roots and the music we grew up with," singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen explains. "What makes this band so special is that we have all preserved our own identity during our collaboration. We all sound the way we are but still make music which sounds as fresh and exciting as if we were a new band. The chemistry is just right, we were virtually meant for each other."
"I like the fact that we all have our different backgrounds, even though some of it is akin," Sheehan adds. "We have a special connection which surely wouldn't have come about if we all liked the same things. We put different elements together and made a consistent band out of them."
The Winery Dogs is an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles, CA in 2012 by Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen.
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