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Richie Kotzen

Biography

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter that has released acclaimed single work and caused The Winery Canines. At five years of age, he began playing music with seven, he found the guitar. He was the starting action in Japan for The Rolling Rocks in 2006. He was raised in Reading, Pa. Hearing Gene Simmons and KISS motivated him to start out playing guitar.

Quick Facts


Full Name Richie Kotzen
Date Of Birth February 3, 1970
Place Of Birth Reading, PA
Height 1.8 m
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American
Children August Kotzen
Parents Georgine Kotzen, Richard Kotzen Sr., You Can't Save Me, Fooled Again, War Paint, Montevideo, Uruguay, Barranco District, Peru, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Music Groups The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, Poison, You Can't Save Me, Fooled Again, War Paint, Montevideo, Uruguay, Barranco District, Peru, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1As a solo artist, opened for The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang Tour" in Japan. [March 2006]
2Recently finished European/UK tour. [December 2004]
3Wrote "Dream of a New Day" for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991).
4In 2006 recorded and released the Ai Senshi album. This was a collection of theme music from the Japanese Anime series Gundam, rerecorded by Kotzen and sung entirely in English.
5Only played on one Poison album - 1993's Native Tongue. His song "Stand" made it to Billboard's Top 20.
6Former guitarist for rock bands Poison and Mr. Big. He was fired from Poison when it was discovered he was in a romantic relationship with his band-mate Rikki Rockett's fiancée, Deanna Eve.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WiseGirls2002performer: "Slow" / producer: "Slow" / writer: "Slow"
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey1991performer: "DREAM OF A NEW DAY" / publisher: "DREAM OF A NEW DAY" / writer: "DREAM OF A NEW DAY"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arbor Live!2010TV SeriesKent / Billionaire Howard Blues
Mother Goose Parade2007TV MoviePerformer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best Man1999musician: guitar

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet2012Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Metal Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet2012DocumentaryHimself
Arbor Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Poison: Greatest Video Hits2001Video documentaryHimself

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