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Tag Archives: Richie Kotzen

Photos: Fourth Annual Bowl For Ronnie

Posted by on October 29, 2018

This past Thursday (25th), the fourth annual Bowl For Ronnie celebrity bowling party took place at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA. All proceeds went to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Wendy Dio presented a $61,000 check to The Regents of the University of California/ Dr. David Wong […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/17: Motionless In White make a grave debut

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   We’re still operating on limited info for Metal By Numbers, but I do have a treat for you. A few weeks ago I mentioned having total sales numbers for the Big Four, a […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/11: Madness remains on the charts

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This week’s list of debuts is even bigger than the last. While last week contained many Records Store Day numbers, this week is everything from returning veterans to live albums (no really, like […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/3: Whatever tomorrow brings, the charts will be there

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The last time the name Incubus popped up on the charts I neglected to include them because though they once played some semblance of alternative/funk metal, they’re a long ways away from that […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/27: The charts board the Enterprise

Posted by on April 27, 2017

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   We’re still operating with only partial information for the charts, but this week didn’t have any huge debuts anyway, at least relative to the past few weeks. However, I did come across […]

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The Winery Dogs Announce North American Deal With Loud And Proud

Posted by on May 21, 2013

About a month ago, we showed you a song from The Winery Dogs, a power trio consisting of drummer Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, ex-Dream Theater), bassist Billy Sheehan (ex Mr. Big) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, ex-Poison). Now the band has landed a US deal with Loud & Proud Records. While the band’s self-titled […]

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Mike Portnoy’s New Group The Winery Dogs Releases New Music Video

Posted by on April 22, 2013

Mike Portnoy has been working with bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen on a “power trio” project for a very long time. Over the past few weeks, the trio finally revealed the name of said group: The Winery Dogs. And today, fans got their first taste of music in the form of a video […]

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John Sykes Comments On Past Collaboration With Mike Portnoy, While Richie Kotzen Comments On Rumors

Posted by on January 30, 2012

By now, you know that Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Sykes are no longer working together on the project they first revealed this past Summer. While we’ve heard from the former Dream Theater drummer since, the former Thin Lizzy/ Whitesnake guitarist has kept quiet. In an update on his official website yesterday, though, Sykes finally […]

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Are Mike Portnoy And Billy Sheehan Working With Richie Kotzen?

Posted by on January 25, 2012

Yesterday, fans were disappointed when Mike Portnoy confirmed he was no longer working with former Whitesnake/ Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes. However, the former Dream Theater drummer also revealed that not only was the “secret” bassist none other than Mr. Big’s Billy Sheehan, but that the two had already started working with another singer/ guitarist. And […]

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We Repeat, Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet!

Posted by on February 9, 2011

Virtuoso guitarist Jason Becker is best known for his work on David Lee Roth’s 1991 album A Little Ain’t Enough, as well as a series of shredding solo albums on Shrapnel Records. But shortly after joining Roth’s band and at the age of 20, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s […]

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