The Winery Dogs — a new band featuring guitarist Richie Kotzen, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy — have released a new music video for "Elevate," a track off the band's upcoming new album, The Winery Dogs. This is the first single from the band, which is planning a few shows in Japan this summer.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Samzon/Zoom booth to check out some new Zoom gear. This video profiles the company's new Zoom MS-100BT MultiStomp Pedal with Bluetooth. As an added bonus, Richie Kotzen is doing the demonstrating!
The Jason Becker Not Dead Yet 2 Concert will take place 7 p.m. January 23 at Slim's in San Francisco, California. The guitar-heavy bill will feature Steve Morse, Uli Jon Roth, Richie Kotzen, Gus G of Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne's band, Michael Lee Firkins, Jude Gold, Gretchen Menn and more.
While the Internet hasn't been all kind to the music industry, one of the major upswings of the rise of the digital age is the increased interaction between fans and musicians that social media channels allow.
From an early age, Richie Kotzen was tagged as a virtuoso, a guitar hero, a shredder. All true, of course, but with time, Kotzen proved to be so much more — a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter who can play at the speed of light one minute and then do a complete turnaround with an acoustic guitar and ballad.