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Former POISON/MR. BIG guitarist Richie Kotzen will release his new solo album, "Get Up", on September 25.

Described as "an absorbing collective blend of Kotzen's musical influences and diversity," "Get Up" reflects the guitar styles that have defined Kotzen's career as a virtuoso.

"In the past a lot of my records have been a bit all over the map style-wise and on this CD I wanted to sort of pull it all together," Kotzen stated. "I wanted to make a CD that really defined who I am as a solo artist and I think I finally did it on this one."

The album's first single, "Losin' My Mind", is a straight-forward rock song with influences that stem from some of the more classic rock records Richie listened to as a kid. "Bands like BAD COMPANY, FREE, early VAN HALEN and CREAM are the inspiration for this song as well as the other rock tunes on this album," Kotzen explained. On the other side of the music spectrum, the last song, "Special" is definitely Kotzen's Philly roots coming through. "I think that the influence for this song is more like the SPINNERS, O-JAYS and CURTIS MAYFIELD," he added. "Growing up outside Philadelphia and listening to those old soul stations I ended up with that sound being a heavy influence in my writing even though the core of what I do is rock."

With his talents, Kotzen has played with some of the best musicians; securing such major collaboration with the band MR. BIG and renowned jazz great STANLEY CLARKE as well as his own solo projects. "I have been lucky in the sense that I have been able to play with guys who I could learn from," Kotzen stated. "The biggest musical lesson for me was playing in a band with Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. Obviously these guys are jazz musicians and I am not, but I learned so much from the time we recorded and toured together. My favorite rock bassist is Billy Sheehan and we were in MR. BIG together for three years, which was awesome."

"Get Up" was recorded and produced in Kotzen's studio Headroom-Inc in North Hollywood, CA. Kotzen purchased the commercial building in mid-2002 and opened up the studio/production company. In a very short time, the client list has grown to include such names as Gene Simmons (KISS), Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Keanu Reeves, ME'SHELL NDEGE'OCELLO, TOTO, DOYLE BRAMHALL II and more.


Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:10 pm
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I've always thought Richie was a real good guitar player; I was impressed with his Shrapnel debut back in '90-'91? There's just something that's wierd about him though, & I can't put my finger on it. :?:

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He's not bad.. His voice goes with his music..

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Actually, the CD is already out. Mine should be here by week's end.
Check out some of the samples. It's his best since "What Is".
http://www.nehrecords.com/shop/KotzenGet.htm
Just listen to the sample of "Get Up". Wow! :shock:
I think he's as great a singer as he is a guitar player.


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Jeff wrote:
I think he's as great a singer as he is a guitar player.


I think the same thing, great artist.

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I've got it, and it's almost as good as Mother Heads Family Reunion!! 8) It may turn out to be better in time :wink: I've got to listen to it more, but Special is (and probably will stay) my favorite track off this album!!!!.... A wonderful ballad, and you will put it on repeat and keep it there when you hear it!! 8) Reminds me of old school stuff, and there are 2 other ballady songs that are great also.... He's got his guitar tuned down and it sounds awesome, he is really kicking in the blues on this one, and I think it is a step up from Change.... I think he had alot of fun making this album, and I do believe Cali. is helping bring out the real Richie!! 8) 8)


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IT FUCKING ROCKS!!!

SO COLD IS AWESOME!!!

AND I´ll (well, my website) WILL BRING RICHIE TO CHILE ON OCTOBER!!!!!!

CANT WAIT :twisted:

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Awesome, I'll have to check that out. I love his solo stuff too. And obviously his work with Howe, but that's a given. :wink:

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The new issue of Vintage Guitar has a nice(but short) interview with him this month. Great player with a great voice.

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Hello Friends and Fans,

Hope you are doing great!

I wanted to let you know that I will be going back out on the road this October/November. There will be a 'warm up' show in Los Angeles, Ca. at the 'Viper Room' on October 8th. This will be a full 90 minute set with a 10:30 start time.

I also have a new single called 'Angry Boy' which will be released October 1st.

You can preview the song at richiekotzen.com.

Hope to see you at one of my shows.

Best Wishes,

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VIPER ROOM IN OCTOBER !!!! 8)


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Amazing.

Richie rulz

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Missed him this year, but HELL Megadeth was in town!

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Can't wait to see him 5 days after seeing Gilbert! :twisted:

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I must get my tickets for Madrid show. It´ll be great like in 2009 :)

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I got my ticket for the Viper room show :D

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I'll be at the Liverpool show. Can't wait!

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Is the Viper Room 18+ or 21+?

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EricF wrote:
Is the Viper Room 18+ or 21+?


unfortunately for you young-uns Viper Room is 21+


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Damn! I'm out

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