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Exile – Interview

By • Nov 17th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

The legendary band Exile hit super stardom in 1978 with their hit “Kiss You All Over” but amazing the band celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013.  A new book has been compiled by Eastern Kentucky University professor Randy Westbrook called “50 Years of Exile The Story of a Band in Transition” and for the first [...]

Mike Portnoy – Interview

By • Oct 25th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by Jennifer Reid While touring the country in support of The Winery Dogs newest album “Hot Streak,” the exuberant Mike Portnoy sat down with StageShottz Magazine at Heritage Hall to discuss history and heroes. The monster you see behind the drums, is nothing compared to the gracious man you see before you.   StageShottz [...]

The Winery Dogs – Image Gallery

By • Oct 25th, 2015 • Category: Image Gallery

Live performance photos of The WineryDogs show at Heritage Hall in Ardmore, OK on October 23, 2015 by Jennifer Reid.

The Winery Dogs ride a “Hot Streak” into Nashville

By • Oct 22nd, 2015 • Category: Live Show Reviews

Article by William Simpson Mike Portnoy, from behind his drum kit, summed up what every fan at The Wildhorse Saloon was thinking when the band hit the stage when he announced “Finally the Dogs are in Nashville.”  For the first time since the formation of the super group, Portnoy and his partners in crime, bassist [...]

The Winery Dogs – Image Gallery

By • Oct 22nd, 2015 • Category: Image Gallery

Live performance photos of The WineryDogs show at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN on October 20, 2015 by William Simpson.    

Every Hour Kills – Interview

By • Oct 18th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson From the lands up north, Every Hour Kills is a hard hitting melodic metal band that makes their home in Calgary, Alberta.  The band consists of Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster on vocals, Sacha Laskow on guitar, Rob Shawcross on drums, and Brent Stutsky on bass.  They have just released their debut self-titled EP [...]

Heart “Evens It Up” in Tulsa

By • Oct 18th, 2015 • Category: Live Show Reviews

Article by Jennifer Reid Photos by Freddy Salazar ( The Joint at Hard Rock stage lit up with energy, personality and undeniable talent when Heart rolled into town October 17. With an all-male ensemble supporting them, The Wilson sisters led the charge. Dividing the night into 3 sectors; classics, anecdotal, and covers the girls commanded [...]

Heart – Image Gallery

By • Oct 18th, 2015 • Category: Image Gallery

Live performance photos of the Heart show at The Joint at Hard Rock in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 17, 2015 by Freddy Salazar (

Joel Hoekstra is Dying To Live, and wants you to come along

By • Oct 11th, 2015 • Category: Feature Articles

Article by Jennifer Reid While traveling the world with the legendary David Coverdale and Whitesnake, who would have to time to make a solo album? That would be the ingenious Joel Hoekstra. “This is an album that the fans have been asking from me for quite some time. I’ve had alot of requests for solo [...]

THE WINERY DOGS ‘Hot Streak’ Out Today On Loud & Proud Records; U.S. Headlining Tour Starts October 3

By • Oct 4th, 2015 • Category: StageShottz News

October 2, 2015 – In 2013, three of rock music’s preeminent musicians—Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan—joined forces to release their self-titled, self-produced debut album. Two years later, the trio known as THE WINERY DOGS is back with their second album, proving the immense critical acclaim, Top Ten chart positions and numerous sold-out shows [...]