Last week, THE WINERY DOGS released the video for “Hot Streak,” the title track from their critically acclaimed second album, which was released October 2, 2015 on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and in the rest of the world via earMUSIC. The trio–Richie Kotzen (vocals, guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Mike Portnoy (drums)–sold 30% more than their 2013 self-titled debut, landing them on various Billboard album charts including #2 on “Top Current Alternative Albums” and #30 on “Top 200 Albums.” They’re currently touring throughout Europe and will hit the road in the U.S. in the coming months. Stay tuned for tour dates.
As the band exclusively told Loudwire.com:
Richie Kotzen: During our 2015 USA tour leg we had some time off at a casino in the Midwest. Our video director, Vicente Cordero, was with us documenting our performances and one day he followed us with the camera while we were lurking around a casino. We saw the footage and thought it could tie in to a video for our song, “Hot Streak.” The funny thing is when we got to the craps table, I was really playing! I bought in for like a grand or so, and my only focus was not losing and staying in long enough to get a chance to throw the dice for the video. Luckily, I ended up throwing the dice for what felt like 20 minutes (laughing) and making a bunch of numbers, eventually hitting the point which was a pretty nice payout for everyone at the table. You actually see us winning for real! It wasn’t staged. The entire table knew we were filming and at the very end when we all win you see the pit boss and stickman look into the camera and give the thumbs up! It was perfect timing.
Billy Sheehan: We had our video director shoot us “bootleg style” in a casino. There were cameras everywhere, but they didn’t throw us out. Richie put real cash down, and Mike and I cheered him on — he actually won! I dropped some cash at one point and it evaporated into the casino coffers. The song goes over so incredibly well live, we are happy to have it represented in a video for everyone to enjoy.