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RICHIE KOTZEN Converses with Mark of Madness To Creation on “50 For 50” and His Musical Legacy!
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RICHIE KOTZEN Converses with Mark of Madness To Creation on “50 For 50” and His Musical Legacy!

Contributor's Note:  When a person turns 50, they usually spend that entire year celebrating in as large of a way as possible to make it their biggest and most memorable birthday yet. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist RICHIE KOTZEN is taking the concept literally, as he gears up for the release of his most ambitious album to date, and he wants to share this big birthday present to himself with his fans around the world.  On February 3rd, the legendary Richie Kotzen released his most ambitious record to-date, on his 50th Birthday entitled "50 for 50", where he wrote, produced and played all the instruments on his 14th solo record.  The man mixes Philly soul R&B, Jazz, Rock, Funk and fusion guitar genres and is also known for his work with The Winery Dogs, Poison and Mr. Big.  In t...
Billy Sheehan Discusses His Illustrious Career and What He Was Doing When Mr. Big Hit #1 with Madness To Creation
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Billy Sheehan Discusses His Illustrious Career and What He Was Doing When Mr. Big Hit #1 with Madness To Creation

Photo Courtesy of Loud & Proud Records! Editor's Note:  It was an absolute privilege sitting down and talking with Billy Sheehan.  He is a man that wears several hats in the music industry, including being known as the legendary bassist for Mr. Big, The chart-topping The Winery Dogs, and he has also taken on a couple of projects with The Fell and Sons Of Apollo.  He attributes humility and an undying work ethic to his craft, which I feel can teach a lot of musicians.  Go pick up a copy of "Defying Gravity" by Mr. Big today!  "Dog Years: Live In Santiago And Beyond" is out now via Loud & Proud Records, and expect new music from The Fell and Sons Of Apollo in the future.  Without further delay, here is my conversation with the legendary bassist Billy Sheehan. M.T.C.:  You h...
“Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” by The Winery Dogs, for true audiophiles everywhere!
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“Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” by The Winery Dogs, for true audiophiles everywhere!

Imagine being in a garage rock type of band that came together just because of the love of music and feeling like jamming out to music.  Now take three of the world's elite at their craft and put them in that type of environment where it's just them, their instruments, their mind for making music, and to create something that has the potential to completely revolutionize the music industry.  As of today, The Winery Dogs are releasing "Dog Years:  Live In Santiago and Beyond 2013-2016" Live DVD that comes with a new 5 song EP entitled "Dog Years". The Winery Dogs are composed of Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan(Mr. Big, The Fell), and Mike Portnoy(Neal Morse Band, Sons of Apollo, Flying Colors).  They have captivated audiences the world over with their looming stage presence, their absol...
Musician’s Musings:  Richie Kotzen Discusses “Salting Earth” with Madness To Creation!
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Musician’s Musings: Richie Kotzen Discusses “Salting Earth” with Madness To Creation!

Contributor's Note:  It was a great conversation with this guitar virtuoso who is currently riding a serious wave of momentum and success with the trio supergroup, The Winery Dogs, and is translating that success into his 21st solo album entitled "Salting Earth", which is slated for release on April 14th.  Richie Kotzen will also be touring to promote "Salting Earth".  In this interview, you will get to experience the methods and the madness to what goes behind the creation of a Richie Kotzen song and album.  Check Richie Kotzen out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/richiekotzen.  Without further delay, here's my conversation with Richie Kotzen.  *Note*  You will find the complete interview with the magazine I write for at MUEN Magazine! www.muenmagazine.net!  Matty:  I want to thank you ...
Song of the Day:  “End of Earth” by Richie Kotzen
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Song of the Day: “End of Earth” by Richie Kotzen

On April 14th, guitarist extraordinaire Richie Kotzen will be releasing his 21st solo album entitled "Salting Earth".  Richie recently releases his music video off of the aforementioned record entitled "End of Earth".  Get ready for this blues-tinged rocker that will eventually be a classic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hGxS63e3T8