Listening to music from The Winery Dogs is like entering a time machine, with a back-to-basics rock sound and input from three masters of the genre. So it’s fitting that the band’s newest video, premiering today (Oct. 2) on Billboard, is for the song entitled just that: “Time Machine.”
Directed by Greg Kaplan, the video features the bandmates performing the song in what appears to be a practice space, before letting loose with live footage toward its end. The live shots were filmed during the band’s recent sold-out tour in Japan.
“Lyrically, ‘Time Machine’ explores the curse of vices and the desire to look into the past to discover the origin of these vices with the ultimate goal of a cure,” Singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen said. “Believing in the notion that many of our bad habits are rooted in past life events.”
The Winery Dogs are a rock trio that consists of Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). “Time Machine” is the new single off the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released in July on Loud & Proud Records and peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200.