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Bruce Kulick

 

The Story of Bruce Kulick

 

Bruce Kulick was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 12, 1953.

Bruce's first taste of the big time was when he toured the world with Meat Loaf as part of the Bat Out of Hell touring band from 1977-78.

He formed the hard rock band Blackjack, alongside a young singer by the name of Michael Bolotin (a.k.a. Michael Bolton).
A pair of albums followed, 1979's self-titled debut and 1980's Worlds Apart, but the band broke up before achieving mainstream success.
Bruce then went on to play on Billy Squier's debut solo album, A Tale of the Tape.

Next was 1981's Great American Music by New York bar-favs The Good Rats. Then Bruce placed on Michael Bolton's self-titled '83 release.

Bruce played some session work on KISS' 1984 release, Animalize, before becoming a full-time KISS member. Bruce played on 9 Album releases and also collaborated with the originals KISS members on Psycho Circus.

Since Bruce has left KISS, he has formed the band UNION, played on many tribute albums and a few other music projects. Beginning in December 2000, Bruce will be the lead guitarist of Grand Funk Railroad for their 2000 - 2002 tour.

In 2001, he released an EP and solo album titled AUDIODOG. Initially they were only available through Kulick.net, but later in the year AUDIODOG was made available to the public through retailers across the USA.

Also In 2001 BRUCE KULICK was among the artists slated to take part in a tribute to guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI, with half the album devoted to each. Kulick will cover "Always With Me, Always With You" from Satriani's Surfing With the Alien.

On September 8th, 2001, Bruce had the honor to play the American National Anthem in Montreal before the Expos vs. Phillies baseball game.

In 2002, Bruce was back on the road with GFR, playing about 50+ dates. On July 3rd, Bruce was honored a second time by playing the National Anthem before a Marlins / Cubs game in Miami.

2003:
Bruce released his second solo effort, "Transformer" in April, 2003. The disc included 12 tracks. In May, Bruce toured Australia in support of the new album.

2004:
Bruce continued touring with Grand Funk Railroad, doing about 50+ concerts a year. Bruce has allso appeared on two more tribute albums, including "Spin The Bottle - An All-Star Tribute to KISS". .




 

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BlackJack

1978 - 1980

Featuring:
Michael Bolotin(Bolton) - lead vocals
Bruce Kulick - guitar
Jimmy Haslip - bass
Sandy Gennaro - drums

Blackjack (1979)

1. Love Me Tonight
2. Heart of Stone
3. Night Has Me Calling for You
4. Southern Ballad
5. Fallin
6. Without Your Love
7. Countin' on You
8. I'm Aware of Your Love
9. For You
10. Heart of Mine


Worlds Apart (1980)

1. My World Is Empty Without You
2. Love Is Hard To Find
3. Stay
4. Airwaves
5. Maybe It's The Power Of Love
6. Welcome To The World
7. Breakaway
8. Really Wanna Know
9. Sooner Or Later
10. She Wants You Back

For more information on Blackjack, Check out the AIRWAVES website.


 

UNION

1998 - 2000

Union @ Anything KISSClick over to the UNION Page for discography, bios, images and more.


Offical Bruce  Kulick Web Site
 

SOLO Albums

2001- - 2003

Audiodog - EP(2001)

1. Pair of Dice
2. Strange to Me
3. Change is Coming
4. 495


Audiodog - LP(4/01/2001)

1. Pair of Dice
2. Strange to Me
3. Change is Coming
4. Need Me
5. I Don't Mind
6. Monster Island
7. Please Don't Wait
8. Liar
9. I Can't Take
10. Dogs of Morrison
11. Skydome


Transformer - (3/19/2003)

• Jump The Shark
• I Can't Breathe
• If Love's The Answer
• Crazy
• All I Need
• Don't Tell Me Something
• Inn Of The Mountain Gods
• It's Just My Life
• Do It Right
• Beautiful To Me
• Truth or Dare
• Against The Grain


 

Hot Licks - DVD

2004

Bruce's instructional guitar tape, "Hot Licks", is now available on DVD! The DVD version has a great bonus section featuring a live clip of Bruce's solo from the Crazy Nights Tour, as well as an audio gallery with several instrumental recordings.


 

Tribute Album Appearances

1997 - Present

Date

Album

Track(s)

Jan. 21, 1997

Dragon Attack: A Tribute to Queen

1997

Return of the Comet: Tribute to Ace Frehley

  Liar 

April 7, 1998

Forever Mod: A Tribute to Rod Stewart

  Gasoline Alley, Maggie May, Let Me Love You 

Sept. 12, 1999

Hot for Remixes: A Tribute to Van Halen

  Hot for Teacher

April 18, 2000

Tribute to Van Halen: Runnin' with the Devil

July 25, 2000

Bat Head Soup: A Tribute to Ozzy

  Shot in the Dark

Sept. 12, 2000

Little Guitars: A Tribute to Van Halen

  Hot for Teacher

Sept.. 25, 2001

Stone Cold Queen: A Tribute

  We Will Rock You

Jan. 29, 2002

A Tribute to Vai/Satriani: Lords of Karma

  Always With Me, Always With You

May 7, 2002

One Way Street: A Tribute to Aerosmith

  Lord of the Thighs

Sept. 3, 2002

The Songs of Pink Floyd

  Have a Cigar

July 1, 2004

Brief Glimpse of the Relentless Pursuit
Tribute to Pink Floyd

April 27, 2004

Spin The Bottle: All-star Tribute to KISS

 

April 25, 2004

AC/DC We Salute You

  Girls Got Rythm

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