Adrian Smith in a project with Richie Kotzen


Iron Maiden’s guitarist Adrian Smith worked with Richie Kotzen (Mr.Big, Poison, The Winery Dogs) on the aptly titled Smith/Kotzen project, whose debut will be released in early 2021.

Adrian comments, “I think Richie and I complement each other really well. He’s a virtuoso guitarist but he’s got a great sense of melody — the whole thing just felt very natural.”

Richie adds: “We found common ground in classic and blues-based rock — we both come from that mentality. We’ve been writing and recording together for the past year and I’m ecstatic with the results.”

Check out the first song of their collaboration, “Taking My Chances”, below…