Billy Sheehan Says The Winery Dogs Have “About Eight Or 10 Things Ready To Go” For Their New Album

During a recent interview with Tulsa Music Stream, Billy Sheehan offered an update on The Winery Dogs’ new album. According to him, the band have “about eight or 10 things ready to go” for the effort.

Sheehan had the following to say when asked if the group have started recording or if they are still writing:

“A little of both, but it’s mostly writing. We write like people used to write in the old days: the band gets together in a room and we start figuring things out. And I love it that way as opposed to getting outside writers or having one guy be the writer and everybody plays his songs. So we work together as a band quite well.”

He also added the following about the band’s writing session in early July:

“[It] went really swimmingly. We weren’t killing ourselves, but we were working hard. We’ve got about eight or 10 things ready to go. We’re gonna go back and do it again at the end of this month for another session. And if, at that point, we feel we’ve got a great record, in our humble opinion, we will go ahead and [record] it. If not, we’ll write some more.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Winery Dogs Working On New Music

The Winery Dogs have officially started work on new music. Bassist Billy Sheehan tweeted the following about that:

The Winery Dogs Announce May U.S. Tour

The Winery Dogs have announced a May U.S. tour. This will be the band’s first trek in close to three years.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
05/02 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
05/03 New York, NY – Sony Hall
05/05 Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
05/07 Hopewell, VA – Beacon Theater
05/08 Nashville, TN – Basement East
05/09 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/11 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
05/12 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/15 Ft Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
05/16 Milwaukee, WI – Potowatami Casino
05/17 Milwaukee, WI – Potowatami Casino
05/18 St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
05/20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
05/24 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/25 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
05/28 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theater
05/29 Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theater
05/30 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theater

The Winery Dogs Premiere “Elevate” Live Video From “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016”

The Winery Dogs have premiered a live video for “Elevate” via Loudwire. The footage is from the band’s “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” release which will be available on August 4.

The Winery Dogs To Release “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” In August

The Winery Dogs have announced that they will be releasing “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” on August 4. The release will come with live concert footage, music videos, and an EP of previously unreleased songs. It will be available as either a two-disc standard edition with a Blu-ray, eight music videos, and the new “Dog Years” EP, or a special five-disc deluxe edition with everything from the standard edition along with an extra DVD, and two live CDs.

“Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” Track Listing:

Live In Santiago – May 27, 2016:

01. Oblivion
02. Captain Love
03. We Are One
04. Hot Streak
05. How Long
06. Time Machine
07. Empire
08. Fire
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
15. Elevate
16. Regret
17. Desire

Music Videos:

* Elevate
* Desire
* Time Machine
* I’m No Angel
* Oblivion
* Captain Love
* Hot Streak
* Fire

“Dog Years” EP:

01. Criminal
02. The Game
03. Solid Ground
04. Love Is Alive
05. Moonage Daydream

New The Winery Dogs DVD To Include EP Of Previously Unreleased Studio Tracks

The Winery Dogs are planning to release a live DVD/Blu-ray in July featuring their May 27, 2016 performance at Teatro Cariola in Santiago, Chile, an now it appears that effort will come with an EP of previously unreleased studio tracks as well. Mike Portnoy tweeted the following:


The Winery Dogs Plan To Take 2017 Off To Work On Other Projects

The Winery Dogs, the group featuring Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and Richie Kotzen, will be taking a year off to focus on other projects, and will then regroup in 2018. Despite this, the band does have a new live CD/DVD in the works.


Portnoy told Eddie Trunk the following:

“We just wrapped the ‘Hot Streak’ cycle, which went for about a year and did really great all over the world. But we’re basically gonna take 2017 off. Richie’s gonna do his solo-band stuff, and I think Billy says he might be doing some MR. BIG activity. And I’m gonna spend 2017 with THE NEAL MORSE BAND for the first several months, and then possibly a new FLYING COLORS album, a new METAL ALLEGIANCE album. And also I’m gonna be doing shows with this thing called SHATTERED FORTRESS, which is me playing the DREAM THEATER ’12 Step Suite’ at select events and festivals throughout the world. So that’s my 2017. But Billy, Richie and I have penciled in tentatively reconvening after next year, and hopefully at the start of 2018. And in the meantime, I’m finishing up work on a live DVD, Blu-ray, CD for THE WINERY DOGS that we recorded in Santiago, Chile. And that should be out at the start of next year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Winery Dogs Share Cover Of David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream”

The Winery Dogs have released a cover of the late David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream.” The band had the following to say about the cover:

“We were saving this for bonus content down the line but decided to share this now with our fans in honor of our hero David Bowie.”