- RUSH’s ‘Clockwork Angels Tour’ To Receive Television Premiere On VH1 CLASSIC (blabbermouth.net)
- RUSH – Clockwork Angels Tour Trailer Released (bravewords.com)
- RUSH – Clockwork Angels Tour To Receive Television Premiere On December 1st (bravewords.com)
My copy is pre ordered and I await its arrival not so patiently. By the looks and sounds of this sample we have a real treat in store I believe. Concert DVD for the ages. A full review will ensue once the cellophane hits the floor.
- Rush Debut DVD From String-Heavy ‘Clockwork Angels’ Tour – Premiere (rollingstone.com)
- RUSH – Video Premiere Of ‘The Garden’ From Clockwork Angels Tour DVD (bravewords.com)
- RUSH: ‘The Garden’ Performance Clip From ‘Clockwork Angels Tour’ DVD (blabbermouth.net)
- Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” Concert Video To Be Released November 19th (progarchy.com)
- RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour Coming On CD / DVD / Blu-Ray In November (bravewords.com)
The Winery Dogs
If you have read more than one of my reviews you will know that I only review albums that I like. Why bother writing a review if the music doesn’t grab me well enough to make it all the way through the roster of songs. The Winery Dogs straight forward hard rock approach grabbed me well enough alright.
The Winery Dogs is the latest supergroup anchored by the untiring Mike Portnoy. Richie Kotzen handles the six string duties as well as crooning the lead vocals. The ageless Billy Sheehan elevates the bass to lead instrument status once again.
Overall I would describe this music as a funky modern slant on a classic blues rock genre. As if you would mix some finely aged Led Zeppelin with a twist of Red Hot Chili Peppers and pour it on a CD with all the high-tech modern production magic today’s studios can muster.
There are twelve songs on this CD release and not a dud in the bunch. Kotzen displays his finger picked, fire-breathing Knopfler styled guitar work in spades as Sheehan lays down some of the thickest blistering bass grooves one can imagine. Portnoy seems comfortable backing any style of rock genre in existence. Confident, high energy and fresh musical arrangements barrel down the road one after the other. These three stellar and accomplished musicians are as tight as a 30 year old band without sounding mechanical and/or stale. There are hooks and choruses in abundance. Sometimes the hooks are in the choruses and sometimes in the verses and sometimes the entire song is one big hook. . The bass solos and unison guitar bass solo breaks are a joy of entertainment.
The sleeper surprise element of the release is Kotzen’s vocal performance. Richie has a really cool gravely Chris Cornell style voice and does a more than admirable job handling the lead vocals. The harmonies supplied by Sheehan and Portnoy are spot on and fitting.
If you are a fan of rock music you will be well served plunking down a few dollars for this modern classic. I recommend it highly.
THE WINERY DOGS are:
@BillyonBass Billy Sheehan – Bass, Backing Vocals
@MikePortnoy Mike Portnoy – Drums, Backing Vocals
@Richie_Kotzen Richie Kotzen – Lead Guitars, Lead Vocals
It’s terrifyingly amazing how well this song pairs up with the video footage from the famed HBO TV Special Series “Band of Brothers“. This video has been on the net for a few years now. I have watched it a number of times. I urge you to experience the deep, meaningful lyrics of the “Red Sector A” coupled with the ultra-realistic video from the show.
I apologize for the NSFW language during the middle section but it adds to the realism and starkness of the subject matter.
This is a moving video tribute. The marriage of the video footage of the Columbia Space Shuttle voyages and the poignant lyrics and emotional music of “Mission” is an experience that may find a tear or two welling up within your soul. If you have an American soul full of pride for your American heritage. Of course you can just enjoy the awesome music and cool video.
I really enjoyed watching this cover of By-Tor and the Snowdog by a father and son team. They have come up with a very unique version of the song. Please “like” and share your favorite Rush videos that you come across while surfing the Youtubes.
Promising video teaser for the Clockwork Angels Tour concert DVD. This will be a must purchase. After seeing the concert live twice I still feel the need to sit down in front of my HD TV, pop this disc in the player and enjoy a couple more hours of LIVE RUSH!