The Winery Dogs Eye A 2023 Third Album Release

August 15, 2022

The Winery Dogs’ singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen was recently a guest of “The Chuck Shute Podcast” and talked about the recording sessions of the band’s upcoming their album.

If you’re new to the band, wakey wakey. It’s Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big) with bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre, Avenged Sevenfold) together!

Kotzen said, “The Winery Dogs, the third album, the music exists. It’s been mixed. It’s been approved, and it has been mastered. So what we’re looking at now is when are we going to put it out? But the consensus seems to be that next year, 2023, will be The Winery Dogs year. I think the three of us really are excited about getting back at it. It’s been way too long.”

The Winery Dogs was formed in 2012. Their debut album made it to #27 on the Billboard 200 (sold 10k copies in the first week in the States). Their second, “Hot Streak”, debuted #30, selling 13,000 copies in the first week.

By the looks of things, seems the pandemic did one thing right – gave the creative types the time to work on new content. And we’re seeing it in spades now!

Cool li’l ‘super group’. Which musicians would make your group?


Written by Todd Hancock