Nothing likely happening with The Winery Dogs for couple of years
Kotzen was asked at the end of the posted interview what was the status of The Winery Dogs to which he stated: “Nothing at the moment, I don’t foresee anything happening for a couple of years. It’s an interesting thing, with the Winery Dogs I wasn’t looking to join a band for the rest of my life. My idea was to take a break from being Richie Kotzen and do something more collaborative. I thought it would be fun to do the first Winery Dog CD and tour to some key market shows and that would be the end of it.
We ended up getting a great response and toured for over a year. People loved the CD so much that we got back in the studio to do the second one. For me, it’s time to come home and do what I’ve always done. I have been making Richie Kotzen records since I was 18; it’s a source of survival, sanity, art, and everything you want to call it. I know the other guys have something very exciting in the works which people will love. It may fill a Winery Dogs void. I’m not saying it’s over; you never know in a couple of years from now we may get back together and do something. What I am saying is the Winery Dogs are the furthest thing from my mind right now with a new CD coming out.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Kotzen at My Global Mind.
Bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy teamed up with guitarist Tony MacAlpine and keyboardist Derek Sherinian as PSMS and toured back in 2013.
It has recently been announced that Portnoy and Sherinian have a new project with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot.
PSMS playing “The Stranger” live in Tokyo in 2013:
Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian – The Stranger (Live In Tokyo – 2013)