Official press release:
“Solar Fire” is the fourth single from Smith/Kotzen, the critically acclaimed debut project from Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Richie Kotzen (ex-Poison, Winery Dogs).
The album was released globally through BMG on March 26 and immediately became a Top 20 album chart success in the U.K. and reached No. 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart in the U.S.
The song features Adrian’s fellow Iron Maiden bandmate, Nicko McBrain, on drums.
The accompanying video was shot in Los Angeles in April where Richie and Adrian sang and performed together in the same room for the first time since recording the album in Turks & Caicos back in January 2020. The resulting visual chemistry showcases two world class guitarists who perfectly complement each other, coupled with a stellar drum & bass line-up. The result: a punchy, powerful visual and audio experience which makes you long to see this group play live.
With the three pre-album release singles “Taking My Chances,” “Scars,” and “Running” having been enthusiastically welcomed by fans and media alike, “Solar Fire” is further proof of the sheer power and musical diversity of this unique pairing.
Watch the video below: