Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen have released their debut album ‘Smith/Kotzen‘ via BMG, which has today entered the UK midweek chart at number five.
The album has been met with rave reviews features the latest single ‘Running’, which follows ‘Taking My Chances’ and ‘Scars’, all of which have all been enthusiastically welcomed by fans and media alike (review Here). All the tracks perfectly showcase the astonishing breadth of talent and musical diversity between this unique pairing of two of rock’s most respected artists.
The record also features special guest performances by Adrian’s fellow Iron Maiden bandmate Nicko McBrain on drums for the track ‘Solar Fire‘, and Richie’s longstanding friend and touring partner Tal Bergman on drums for ‘You Don’t Know Me‘, ‘I Wanna Stay‘ and ‘‘Til Tomorrow‘, with Richie picking up the sticks on the other five songs.
Part-time LA neighbours, full time friends with a healthy mutual respect, both artists are seasoned performers on the global stage, having honed their skills throughout their careers to create their own unique musical sound.