Bruce Kulick Biography
Bruce Kulick (born on December 12, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist. Kulick toured the world on Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" tour in 1977-78, and was briefly a member of Long Island's Good Rats. He was also in the band BlackJack with Michael Bolton, and also played on the first two Michael Bolton solo albums. (Bolton later co-wrote the song Forever, from Hot In The Shade). Kulick is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band KISS from September 1984 to February 1996. The song I Walk Alone from Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions is the only Kiss track to feature Kulick as lead vocalist. When Kiss' original members reunited in February 1996, Kulick left to form Union with John Corabi, Mötley Crüe's vocalist during Vince Neil's absence, Brent Fitz on drums and James Hunting on bass. Three CD's were forthcoming: Union, Live in the Galaxy and The Blue Room. In October 2003, he was shot in the leg outside a West Hollywood nightclub, by a stray bullet from a shooting up the street at a different club. In January 2005 Bruce released the first Union DVD, Do Your Own Thing Live. This DVD contained two full length Union concerts and extra bonus material. Union played in Japan, January 2005 and Germany, November 2005 without original members Brent Fitz and James Hunting. He has released two solo albums, Audio Dog in 2001, and Transformer in 2003. Plans are in the works for a third solo release in early 2007. Other projects Bruce appears on The Arockalypse on the song It Snows in Hell, playing lead guitar. Currently, he is the lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, with whom he has been playing since 2001. Kulick appears on Live To Win from 2006.