Round Hill Music Signs Rock Supergroup The Winery Dogs
February 29, 2016 at 12:29 PM (PT)
ROUND HILL MUSIC has entered into a co-publishing agreement with rock supergroup THE WINERY DOGS for their latest album, "Hot Streak," the follow-up to the self-titled 2013 debut.
Comprised of MIKE PORTNOW, BILLY SHEEHAN and RICHIE KOTZEN, THE WINERY DOG's three members have experienced success in previous bands. Guitarist KOTZEN is known for performing with POISON and MR. BIG, while bassist SHEEHAN made a name for himself playing with STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH, TALAS and MR. BIG. Drummer PORTNOW previously rocked out as part of DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and the ADRENALINE MOB. ,
"Hot Streak," which came out last OCTOBER, landed on BILLBOARD’s Modern Rock Albums chart at #2, the BILLBOARD 200 at #30, and in JAPAN at #20. They are currently finishing their EUROPEAN tour, with dates in SOUTH AMERICA and JAPAN announced for the spring. A full U.S. tour is scheduled for this summer.
Commented ROUND HILL MUSIC CEO JOSH GRUSS: “THE WINERY DOGS have emerged as the hottest hard rock act in many years. The band members are all virtuoso rock stars with strong fan bases of their own. ROUND HILL is excited to have them on our roster. We look forward to adding creative value to these songs.”
Added the band's manager TIM HEYNE: "THE WINERY DOGS and I are very excited about entering this new adventure with ROUND HILL MUSIC. JOSH GRUSS is a huge fan and supporter of rock music, and THE WINERY DOGS are very excited for the prospect of working with this energetic new company!"