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Conversation with Scott Van Zen

Conversation with Scott Van Zen

Guitarist and KISS co-writer Scott Van Zen sits down with the guys this week for a long-form talk about his life, guitar playing, and the experience of writing with our favorite demon, Gene Simmons. In this hour-plus discussion, Scott talks about his early years in central California. Inspired by a wide cross-section of guitarists ranging from Jeff Beck to Johnny Winter to Ted Nugent to Eddie Van Halen; Scott Van Zen worked his way through the ranks to become one of the California's best guitarists in the 1980's and 90's. A musical partnership with singer Ken Tamplin would lead Van Zen to a friendship with KISS' Gene Simmons. In this discussion, Scott talks about Gene's influence not only in songwriting, but in business. His advice has paid dividends for the guitarist over the years. Scott Van Zen Scott Van Zen penned numerous songs with Gene Simmons, noteable among them 'Spit' for 1992's Revenge album and 'Hate,' 'In My Head,' 'Seduction of the Innocent,' for 1997's Carnival o