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Richie Kotzen

THE WINERY DOGS released the video for “Hot Streak,” the title track from their critically acclaimed second album, which was released October 2, 2015 on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and in the rest of the world via earMUSIC. The trio–Richie [...]
by Kathy Kindred – Editor in Chief — The NAMM experience is a complete immersion into sensory overload. Yes, all five senses. Each year, the National Association of Music Merchants hosts the four-day Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. This year, NAMM [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — According to the National Association of Music Merchants, NAMM, The 2015 Winter NAMM Show was the largest event in its 114-year history. The number of this year’s participating exhib-itors reached a record-setting 1,621, which is a 6 percent [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist — January 24, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. — Day 3: Day 3 began by visiting the booths associated with recording, DJ mixing and digital pianos and keyboards. Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson was hanging out chatting with [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist — January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. — Day 2: Highlights of the day began with Mad Hatter Guitar Products who offer solderless guitar component kits. Meeting face to face with Jospeh Fortmuller owner of Sinister [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist — January 22, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. — Day 1: Winter NAMM 2015 takes place in Anaheim, California from January 22-25 2015. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — November 20th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen returned to Las Vegas at Vamp’d on Nov. 20. Richie recently performed with The Winery Dogs at the same venue. For some reason, I seemed to enjoy Richie’s show [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Richie Kotzen is embarking on a solo tour to promote his latest release The Essential Richie Kotzen on Loud And Proud Records. The iconic singer will return to Las Vegas for a special show at Vamp’d on November 20th. Richie Kotzen gives Hardrock Haven [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — For his new 2-disk compilation Richie Kotzen chooses tracks that pitch him to the mainstream audience – 22 easily accessible, but nevertheless stunning cuts. No matter if he leans toward soul, rock, or blues, each song not only stays [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — October 4, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Every blue moon a super group comes along to grab the attention of the music industry. On Oct. 4 at Vamp’d music fans witnessed the birth of The Winery Dogs featuring Billy Sheehan, Richie [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — New band The Winery Dogs comprised of veteran musicians Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy have just released their self-titled debut album. The band is currently selling out shows in Japan and gearing up for a tour in South America, and the [...]