The somewhat super group Winery Dogs (featuring bassist Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth/Mr. Big), guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Poison/Guitar for the Practicing Musician want ads), and drummer Mike Portnoy (the guy no longer wanted by Dream Theater) have announced that their most recent tour has been cancelled because of the small venues that they are playing. The venues (mostly clubs) have all been said to be unable to accommodate drummer Mike Portnoy’s head. Billy Sheehan has released this statement:
“We’re so sorry that Winery Dogs have had to cancel our recent tour due to the inability to accommodate Mike Portnoy’s head. We’ve done all we can to make this work. Portnoy even got his own bus in order to accommodate his ginormous noggin’ but unfortunately the venues just can’t fit him into their tiny rooms. Until we can play bigger venues to house his head, we will have to cancel our tour. Rest assure that we will eventually reschedule because ever since Dream Theater flat out said they don’t want him back in the band, the size of his head is decreasing at a pretty steady pace. With this band not succeeding very much, in no time his head will be back to normal and we’ll be hitting your town soon! Thanks for being patient!”
Mike Portnoy’s head couldn’t be reached for comment but it’s PR person did send us a form email and an autographed JPEG suitable for framing.
Hang in there Winery Dogs fans! Hang in there.