Former PLASMATICS Guitarist Collaborates With Adult Contemporary Singer

Billboard is reporting that former PLASMATICS guitarist Richie Stotts has co-written four songs on the new album from Canadian-born adult contemporary singer-songwriter Carla Lother.

"I knew about Richie and the PLASMATICS from my brother," Lother told the magazine. "He listened to all the PLASMATICS stuff, so I knew who Richie was — but I didn't recognize him without the mohawk."

According to Stotts, he met Lother at a neighborhood pub in Brooklyn.

"She was hanging out there, and a friend from my old days at CBGB introduced me," Stotts said. "She invited me to a gig at the Bottom Line, and it was a great show, but her music was kind of 'worldly' — Celtic-influenced — and ethereal not something I would usually go see."

Stotts told Billboard that he hopes to continue a modest comeback, writing and performing with Lother and perhaps starting a new band of his own. Severe music business burnout had led to Stotts' return to school in 1990 and a degree in geology, followed by his current stint in the computer department of a Wall Street financial firm.

"I just did an MTV interview about being the first person in rock 'n' roll with a mohawk, and the PLASMATICS were listed in 'The Top 100 Heavy Metal Moments' on VH1," Stotts said. "It's bittersweet to revisit some of this stuff, but I'm having a little fun — which is how it started."

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