Smith/Kotzen (Iron Maiden, The Winery Dogs) To Release New EP “Better Days” This Month

Smith/Kotzen, the project featuring Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs), will be releasing a new EP, titled “Better Days,” on vinyl as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday (November 26). You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Better Days” Track Listing:

01. “Better Days”
02. “Got A Hold On Me”
03. “Hate And Love”
04. “Rise Again”

Kotzen commented:

“When Adrian came over to L.A. earlier this year, we got together and started throwing ideas around and we very quickly came up with the new songs. ‘Better Days’ almost seemed to write itself. It’s got a nice groove to it. Adrian came in with the riff and we came up with a melody for the chorus together, pretty much working to the same formula we used when writing the ‘Smith/Kotzen’ album, bouncing ideas off each other.”

Smith added:

“‘Better Days’ is a song I’m really excited about. I think its slightly different to the songs on the ‘Smith/Kotzen’ album — it’s kind of heavy but melodic. I’d played Richie the riff and I was looking for a reaction, and I got one. Kind of like the old grey whistle test scenario — there was a spark and we started building the song from there. I’d have an idea, then Richie would have an idea and we’d go back and forth, like building blocks.”

A video for the “Better Days” title track can be found below:

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