Former Poison and Mr Big guitar player Richie Kotzen is known for releasing solo records in a pretty fast pace, until now. It has been quite some time since he gave us something new to sink our teeth into. Last time he released something new, we got the brilliant album 24 Hours in 2011 (I’m not counting last years Essential compilation) and almost four years in between records for a guy like Kotzen is one hell of a long time. Of course, this has everything to do with the fabulous and quite unexpected success of The Winery Dogs, the band Kotzen has together with Mr Big bass player Billy Sheehan and ex Dream Theater / ex Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy (also in Flying Colors and Transatlantic). The Winery Dogs self titled album sold beyond all expectations and usually with all these all-star projects, it stays with one album made and nothing more, but this one turned out so great that the guys decided to tour and as for now it looks like Winery Dogs are a full-blown band and not just a project.