Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen release new song, “Running”

From their upcoming joint album as Smith/Kotzen.

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and Winery Dogs member Richie Kotzen have released “Running,” their third single from their upcoming self-titled album as Smith/Kotzen.

The track—on which Kotzen also plays bass and drums—is “one of the heavier ones on the album,” Smith said, per Guitar World. “‘Running’ was the first song Adrian and I worked on,” Kotzen added.

“Adrian came in with that heavy verse riff which [led] me to conjuring up what lives as our chorus to the composition. ‘Running’ is surely one of my top three favorites on the Smith/Kotzen album and I really look forward to playing this one live.”


Besides “Running,” other tracks from Smith/Kotzen out so far are “Scars” and “Taking My Chances.” The duo recorded the nine-track album in the Turks and Caicos Islands in February 2020. The record, which arrives March 26, will also feature guest appearances by Smith’s Iron Maiden bandmate Nicko McBrain and Kotzen’s longtime touring partner Tal Bergman.

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