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MIKE PORTNOY Says He Is 'The Worst' When It Comes To His Exercise Regimen On The Road: 'I'm So Out Of Shape'

During an appearance on the latest episode of Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast, former DREAM THEATER and current THE WINERY DOGS drummer Mike Portnoy spoke about how he gets in shape for his live performances and what his exercise regimen is while on the road. He said (as transcribed by BLA...
January 23, 2023
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STEVE VAI's Stolen 'Swiss Cheese' Guitar Found In Attic In Tijuana, Mexico

Steve's Vai has been reunited with his "Swiss cheese" guitar, which was stolen from a California rehearsal space in 1986. The guitar, which was originally used in the video for David Lee Roth's "Yankee Rose", and was due to be taken out on tour that summer, was returned to the guitarist after being...
January 16, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY On THE WINERY DOGS: 'You Have To Have Those Three Personalities To Make Up That Sound And Style'

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, drummer Mike Portnoy said that THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH),could not exist without any one of those three members. He explained (as...
January 15, 2023
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THE WINERY DOGS Are 'Very Excited' About Upcoming Third Album

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and drummer Mike Portnoy (D...
September 21, 2022
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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Album Is 'Mixed And Mastered'; 2023 Release Expected

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Chuck Shute Podcast", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike...
August 12, 2022
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BILLY SHEEHAN Says He Has Only Existing Pro-Shot Video Of DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Lineup

In a new interview with We Go To 11, bassist Billy Sheehan was asked if there is any existing professionally filmed video of a concert performance by VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth and the band for his debut solo album, "Eat 'Em And Smile". "I've got it," Billy responded (as transcribed by BLABBERM...
July 31, 2022
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TALAS To Release '1985' Album In September; 'Crystal Clear' Single Available

TALAS will release a new album, "1985", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The LP's latest single, "Crystal Clear", can be streamed below. Formed in the early 1970s and dissolved in 1985, TALAS may have never reached arena-headlining status but they were an integral part of the early 1980s har...
June 22, 2022
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MATT SORUM Recalls Trying Out For DAVID LEE ROTH's Solo Band: 'It Was Probably The Craziest Audition I Ever Did'

In a new interview with Modern Drummer, former GUNS N' ROSES member Matt Sorum recalled auditioning for the drummer slot in David Lee Roth's solo band in 1985, a gig that eventually went to Greg Bissonette. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Literally when I came out that door, there was...
May 29, 2022
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TALAS Releases First New Music In 37 Years, 'Inner Mounting Flame'

TALAS has released a new song, "Inner Mounting Flame", featuring vocals by the late frontman Phil Naro, who passed away in May 2021. The track is a tour de force of hard rock teetering on metal. "Inner Mounting Flame" marks TALAS's first taste of new music since 1984's "Live Speed On Ice". Helmed by...
March 18, 2022
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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Album Likely Won't Be Released Before 2023

During an appearance last Friday (February 11) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE R...
February 16, 2022
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STEVE VAI On Possibility Of Reunion Of DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Solo Band: 'The Train Has Left The Station'

Guitar legend Steve Vai says that the train has "left the station" when it comes to a proposed reunion of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's solo band following the cancelation of their November 2015 performance in Hollywood. Roth's "Eat 'Em And Smile" reunion at the Lucky Strike Live nearly seven ye...
February 4, 2022
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STEVE VAI Says He 'Learned Things' From DAVID LEE ROTH

In a new interview with IndiePower.com, Steve Vai spoke about his years as the guitarist in David Lee Roth's post-VAN HALEN solo band, alongside former TALAS bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Asked what his favorite memories are of that period, Steve said (as transcribed by BLABBER...
January 24, 2022
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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Studio Album Is '85 Percent Done'

During an appearance this past Monday (January 10) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID L...
January 13, 2022
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STEVE VAI: 'It Was A Complete Honor To Be Able To Play' EDDIE VAN HALEN's Parts With DAVID LEE ROTH

Steve Vai, who joined David Lee Roth's post-VAN HALEN band more than 35 years ago as lead guitarist, spoke to "CMS Music" about the musical influence and impact of legendary VAN HALEN axeman Eddie Van Halen. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm not unlike the average Edward fan in that...
December 7, 2021
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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Album Is 'Sounding Great,' Says MIKE PORTNOY: 'Everything Is Super Strong From Top To Bottom'

During an appearance this past Wednesday (September 22) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with guitarist/vocalist Richie...
September 25, 2021