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Tag: The Winery Dogs

(Mark Dean Interviews):  DAMON JOHNSON
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

(Mark Dean Interviews): DAMON JOHNSON

Contributor's Note:  Interview starts at 2:34.   Recently debuting on Vevo, the new video for the title track to Damon Johnson and The Get Ready’s upcoming album, Battle Lessons, due out February 19, 2021 via Double Dragon Records. The video was directed by Carl Johnson, remotely from his Detroit studio, and features the trio ripping through the cut with a megawatt energy.  The album’s iconic cover art is also utilized throughout the piece symbolizing an entity in motion moments before encountering a powerful electrical charge and ultimately exploding from the screen. Of the track Johnson says, “The lyrics to the song “Battle Lessons” are about some past experiences in various bands I’ve been in through the years. Though the words could easily be applied to any relationship.” He ...
Bobby Blitz(OVERKILL) & Mark Menghi(METAL ALLEGIANCE) of BPMD Discusses “American Made” & Covid-19 with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

Bobby Blitz(OVERKILL) & Mark Menghi(METAL ALLEGIANCE) of BPMD Discusses “American Made” & Covid-19 with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation

Contributor's Note:  In an era where heavy rock supergroups have become the norm I was ready to dismiss yet another.However the personnel comprising this particular one certainly made me sit up and notice.  Consisting of heavy metal icons Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)  they recently announced  new details regarding their debut album. BPMD will release their upcoming full-length, American Made, on June 12, 2020 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock music's greatest treasures is turbocharged by the experience and enthusiasm of its four creators, and its first single, "Toys In The Attic" – an Aerosmith classic just beggi...
Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 11:  “Christmas For The Music Lover Vol. 22” Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts!
Making The Grade

Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 11: “Christmas For The Music Lover Vol. 22” Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts!

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this special second weekend of December edition of Weekend Brunch Edition Weekly News and Spotify Playlist via Madness To Creation! This playlist theme is “Christmas Hints for the Music Lover Vol. 2”. The air is crisp, and people are getting stressed out knowing that the holidays are right around the corner.  As we have been crazy busy with our work weeks, we are celebrating the weekend!  We crack open some eggs, fry up some steak, and enjoy some brunch.  But wait, we missed out some music news and you might be wanting some new music to check out!  Well, Madness To Creation is your hookup, holler if you hear us!  #SorryScottSteiner  So, after you put away the Halloween decorations, sit back and relax and enjoy this weekly Spotify playlist. It is broken down into ...
Trev Lukather of ZFG Converses with Madness To Creation on “Special” and Telling Dad Jokes!
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

Trev Lukather of ZFG Converses with Madness To Creation on “Special” and Telling Dad Jokes!

Editor's Note:  It could be the year of ZFG in 2019!  There have been seemingly countless rave reviews on the funk rock band out of Los Angeles and Madness To Creation had to jump on the bandwagon and have a quick conversation with Trev Lukather of ZFG.  ZFG is set to embark on a nationwide tour providing direct support for Adelitas Way before supporting The Winery Dogs for several gigs.  Fans can find ZFG at the following locations: www.facebook.com/ZFGBand www.ZFGBand.com Madness To Creation:  You're going on tour with Adelitas Way, what can fans expect from a ZFG performance and what is your craziest moment live? Trev:  A ton of fun energy. We love playing live and connecting to people who want to escape the everyday BS and just let go. That’s what we do. It will be a hang! ...
Anthony De La Torre and Mike Krompass of The Fell Discusses “Footprints”, “Bass God”, and “Nudity” with Madness To Creation!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Anthony De La Torre and Mike Krompass of The Fell Discusses “Footprints”, “Bass God”, and “Nudity” with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  There is a band emerging on the scene that is composed of De La Torre, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs, Smash Mouth, along with an incredible drummer that has toured with the who's who of musicians/recording artists in Randy Cooke, and that is The Fell.  The Fell recently released their single and music video for "Footprints", and let me tell you, it's going to put rock-n-roll back in the mainstream pop charts once again, to me, that's where it belongs.  It was a fun conversation with "young Jack Sparrow" aka Anthony De La Torre, who recently joined The Fell and Mike Krompass(Smash Mouth).  Without further delay, here is my conversation with Anthony De La Torre and Mike Krompass of The Fell. M.T.C.:  How's it going today? Mike:  Good man, it's great to be talking with yo...
Billy Sheehan Discusses His Illustrious Career and What He Was Doing When Mr. Big Hit #1 with Madness To Creation
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

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!
Standards and Benchmarks

“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!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

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