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The Winery Dogs
Mike Portnoy is one of the founding members of Dream Theater, which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and his laundry list of awards includes 26 Modern Drummer magazine Reader's Poll Awards, Best Progressive Rock Drummer (a record breaking 12 years in a row), and Best Recorded Performance of the Year (7 times) while in Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold. DRUM! Magazine named him “Drummer of the Year” two years in a row (2011 & 2012) and he won the Revolver Golden Gods Award for "Drummer of the Year" in 2011.
As a founding member of Mr. Big, Billy Sheehan helped shape their trademark virtuosic musicianship and stellar vocal harmonies. The band contributed numerous hit songs, including the ubiquitous "To Be With You," which was a Billboard Hot 100 #1 single in 15 countries, propelling the band to major international success and record sales in the multi-millions. Sheehan was voted the "Best Rock Bass Player" 5 times in Guitar Player magazine's Readers Poll. He won the prestigious Player magazine Reader's Poll for Best Bass Player an unprecedented 14 consecutive times.
Featuring Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and Richie Kotzen
Formed in 2012, The Winery Dogs are a supergroup comprised of vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen (Poison and Mr. Big), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Steve Vai and David Lee Roth) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). They released their self-titled debut record in 2013 and it debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. The album is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands and their music transcends any of the styles they're best known for.