Guitarist/singer/songwriter Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, Poison, Mr. Big) spoke to IndiePower TV about his upcoming 50-song solo album, 50 For 50, that will be released on February 3rd, the guitarist’s 50th birthday.

Kotzen said (as per, “I didn’t know I was gonna do this. I had maybe 14 or 15 songs done that I knew I was gonna put out on the next record, and while I was on a tour, I had a copy of one of my hard drives that has a lot of stuff on it that I was working on. It goes back as far as the early 2000s. So I made a list — it had way more than 50. And I said, “Well, let me just see how many of these I can finish.” Many songs had the drums already done, some were just missing a verse vocal, others had no vocal and needed to be written. But in the end, by the time I got through all this and I hit 50 [songs], I was, like, “I don’t ever wanna step foot inside a studio again.” And then two days later, literally, I was in there recording one of my wife’s songs. So I guess I’m kind of like a studio rat.”

Kotzen first teased the release in an August 25th video he posted to Instagram. Two weeks later, a subsequent Instagram post revealed additional information. He included the hashtag 50 For 50, which was also featured in a subsequent post the following day that displayed a screenshot of the work-in-progress.

Some of Kotzen’s tentative new song titles include Stick The Knife, When God Made YouTurning The TableNickel HustlerDevil’s HandConfessionDirty Tricks and Mountains.

Watch the interview below.

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