* by Lucas Gordon (Correspondent in USA)
Richie Kotzen started his career when he was a teenager, recording his first album when he was 19.
Right after becoming an adult, he got his first big gig, becoming a member of Poison. The he replaced Paul Gilbert in Mr. Big.
He released over 20 records on his own, plus the ones he did with all other bands including The Winery Dogs, Greg Howe and all his collaborations.
In this intimate conversation with rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon during the Bowl For Ronnie 2018, Mr. Kotzen discussed taking a break, while composing a new record, and his experience touring South America.