Kiss Guitarist Bob Kulick Dies at 70 – inside His Musical Career
On Friday, May 29, 2020, Bruce Kulick took to social media to reveal the sad news of the passing of his brother. Kiss guitarist Bob Kulick died at the age of 70.
Taking to social media, Bruce, who’s also a Kiss guitarist, shared how heartbroken he was to be the one confirming the news of his brother’s death. He recalled Bob’s “love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated."
He ended his post by asking for privacy for the Kulick family as they mourn. Kiss retweeted Bruce’s post and shared their “deepest condolences to the Kulick family.”
WORKING WITH KISS
In 1972, Bob auditioned for Kiss but lost out to Ace Frehley. Five years later, Frehley wasn't available to attend recording sessions for the band’s eighth album "Alive II," and that’s when Bob was used to play lead for three of the studio songs.
He ended up working with the rock band and touring with them for many years. In 1975, he was featured on Lou Reed's album, “Coney Island Baby.”
R.I.P. Bob Kulick. I had the pleasure of working with him on a Randy Rhoads tribute album a few years back. My condolences to his family and loved ones pic.twitter.com/Gk5aiWSlzT— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) May 29, 2020
TOURING WITH MEAT LOAF
He was also part of Meat Loaf's touring band, the Neverland Express. The guitarist also took part in creating Kiss singer, Paul Stanley's, 1978 solo album.
In 1982, the star was the lead guitarist on multiple songs on the compilation album "Killers" and other projects. He also worked as the songwriter on the single "Naked City."
Ugh, another peer, colleague & someone I considered friend has passed. I worked with Bob Kulick on many recordings through the years, most notably the many tribute albums he produced.— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) May 29, 2020
My condolences to his brother Bruce and extended Kulick family.https://t.co/8Snr5tRwUG
RECORDING FIRST SOLO ALBUM
Bob has also been credited for working on the cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants’” song "Sweet Victory." Two years ago, the artist recorded his first solo album.
We are heartbroken. Our deepest condolences to the Kulick family in this difficult time. https://t.co/QH049xTSvG— KISS (@kiss) May 29, 2020
PLAYING WITH W.A.S.P.
The artist also played with the West Coast heavy metal band W.A.S.P. Bruce also played guitar for Kiss between 1984 and 1996.
I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this sad time. RIP pic.twitter.com/LUWC6k69Ml— Bruce Kulick (@brucekulick) May 29, 2020
TOURING WITH HIS BROTHER
The Kulick brothers toured with Meat Loaf and were able to collaborate on a few releases. Several fellow artists took to social media to share their support and condolences to the star’s family.
Rock ‘n Roll singer Jeff Scott Soto, guitarist Gus G., and many more artists shared their sadness for the loss.