Richie Kotzen is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of seven he was inspired by the band KISS to learn the electric guitar. Relentlessly developing chops and his own unique voice on the guitar, he started his career in a band named Arthurs Museum. Kotzen was eventually discovered by Shrapnel Records' Mike Varney, and he recorded his first solo album by the age of 19. He created the video Rock Chops for REH video in 1989, highlighting many of his formative techniques, including using wide-intervals and fluid sweeping.
Richie Kotzen's (Poison, Mr Big) 2nd album features incredible solos and introduces Kotzen as a strong lead vocalist. With musical support from drummer Atma Anur and bassist Danny Thompson, this album is brimming with full-throttle guitar work and imaginatively crafted songs.