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The Winery Dogs Premiere New Music Video


The Winery Dogs, power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON) have released a new music video “Hot Streak,” from their recent sophomore album also known as “Hot Streak,” which debuted at No. 30 on The Billboard 200 chart in early October, 2015. The clip shows the trio navigating their way around a casino floor for a little gambling fun.

The Winery Dogs formed in 2012 and have literally been on a hot streak ever since. “Hot Streak” was released on October 2 in North America on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and in the rest of the world via earMUSIC.

Kotzen told Loudwire, “During our 2015 USA tour leg we had some time off at a casino in the Midwest. Our video director, Vicente Cordero, was with us documenting our performances and one day he followed us with the camera while we were lurking around a casino. We saw the footage and thought it could tie in to a video for our song, ‘Hot Streak.’ The funny thing is when we got to the craps table, I was really playing! I bought in for like a grand or so, and my only focus was not losing and staying in long enough to get a chance to throw the dice for the video. Luckily, I ended up throwing the dice for what felt like 20 minutes (laughing) and making a bunch of numbers, eventually hitting the point which was a pretty nice payout for everyone at the table. You actually see us winning for real! It wasn’t staged. The entire table knew we were filming and at the very end when we all win you see the pit boss and stickman look into the camera and give the thumbs up! It was perfect timing.”

Sheehan added, “We had our video director shoot us ‘bootleg style’ in a casino. There were cameras everywhere, but they didn’t throw us out. Richie put real cash down, and Mike and I cheered him on — he actually won! I dropped some cash at one point and it evaporated into the casino coffers. The song goes over so incredibly well live, we are happy to have it represented in a video for everyone to enjoy.”

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