Guitar Player checks in with Fender signature artist Richie Kotzen in its March 2011 issue, quizzing the solo artist on the concerts and tones that have most influenced him.
Kotzen lists Van Halen’s tone and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s tones as his earliest influencers, but also lists a few modern guys.
“I like what Jack White is doing with his playing and with his various tones. I also saw Smashing Pumpkins recently, and Billy Corgan and his guitar player had some really cool things happening tone-wise during that show.”
Pick up the issue and flip to page 34 for the remainder of the article, and head to guitarplayer.com/march2011 to watch Kotzen play all the instruments on his single “Paying Dues.”