THE WINERY DOGS, the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), will release “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” on August 4 via Loud & Proud Records.
“Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016”, which will be available in both standard and deluxe editions, is a collection of live concert footage, music videos, and an EP of previously unreleased studio tracks. Pre-orders are available now on Amazon for the deluxe and standard editions.
A standard two-disc edition of “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” will be available which includes one Blu-ray disc of the 100-minute concert, eight music videos from the band’s two albums, and the “Dog Years” EP on CD. A special edition five-disc package will consist of one Blu-ray disc, one DVD of the live concert material and the eight music videos, the “Dog Years” EP on CD, as well as two CDs of the live concert audio.
A performance clip of the song “Elevate”, taken from “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016”, can be seen below.
“Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” track listing:
Live In Santiago – May 27, 2016:
02. Captain Love
03. We Are One
04. Hot Streak
05. How Long
06. Time Machine
09. Think It Over
10. Mike Portnoy Drum Solo
11. The Other Side
12. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
13. Ghost Town
14. I’m No Angel
* Time Machine
* I’m No Angel
* Captain Love
* Hot Streak
“Dog Years” EP:
02. The Game
03. Solid Ground
04. Love Is Alive
05. Moonage Daydream
THE WINERY DOGS last year completed a tour in support of its second album, “Hot Streak”, which was released in October 2015 in North America.
“Hot Streak” debuted at No. 30 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 13,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015.
In a recent interview with Myglobalmind, Kotzen said about THE WINERY DOGS‘ current status: “[There is] nothing [planned] at the moment, I don’t foresee anything happening for a couple of years.
“It’s an interesting thing, with THE WINERY DOGS I wasn’t looking to join a band for the rest of my life,” he continued. “My idea was to take a break from being Richie Kotzen and do something more collaborative. I thought it would be fun to do the first WINERY DOGS CD and tour to some key market shows and that would be the end of it. We ended up getting a great response and toured for over a year. People loved the CD so much that we got back in the studio to do the second one.
“For me, it’s time to come home and do what I’ve always done. I have been making Richie Kotzen records since I was 18; it’s a source of survival, sanity, art, and everything you want to call it. I know the other guys have something very exciting in the works which people will love. It may fill a WINERY DOGS void.”
Kotzen added: “I’m not saying it’s over; you never know in a couple of years from now we may get back together and do something. What I am saying is THE WINERY DOGS are the furthest thing from my mind right now with a new [solo] CD out.”