The Winery Dogs Premieres New Song “Xanadu” on SiriusXM Trunk Nation
American hard rock band The Winery Dogs, consisting of Richie Kotzen (guitar/vocals), Mike Portnoy (drums) and Billy Sheehan (bass), premiered a new song “Xanadu” on SiriusXM Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk.
The song is the first single off of their upcoming third studio album “III” and their first music in five years since the 2017 EP “Dog Years”.
It was written by Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan. The accompanying music video was directed by Vicente Cordero.
"Coming out of the gates, that's a barnburner. It's one of the fiercest tracks on the album," Mike Portnoy said of the song, "At the end there, you're hearing me toss my sticks — not in frustration, but very much in satisfaction of what we had just done."
The new album comprises 10-track and is set to be released on February 3, 2023.
It is their first album in eight yeas since the 2015 album “Hot Streak”.
- The band recorded the album at Richie Kotzen's home studio in Southern California.
“My attitude is this: when I'm in the studio creating new music, the last thing on my mind is, 'How am I gonna do it live?',” Richie Kotzen explained of recording process. “The reality is, I may never get to where I'll do it live. What's relevant is getting the vision that's in my head, in my heart, and in my soul to come out of the speakers. If it gets to the point where the tour is booked, the dates are confirmed, and we all get back in the rehearsal room together, that's when you figure out, 'Okay, how do I interpret this in a way it can be delivered live, and still be the same song?'”
Photo by Travis Shinn
- source : SiriusXM Trunk Nation