Guitarist Bob Kulick has passed away at the age of 70. Born in 1950, he was session guitarist as well as a producer; his career spanned fifty four years. Brother of guitarist Bruce Kulick, he auditioned for Kiss in 1972 before Ace Frehley was selected to join. He kept in touch with the band and eventually recorded some lead tracks on KISS Alive II, Unmasked, Killers and Creatures of the Night. His brother Bruce actually became a member of Kiss following the departure of Mark St. John in 1984. Bob produced Motorhead’s 2004 album “Whiplash” which won a Grammy award for Best Metal Performance.
In addition to Kiss, Kulick appeared on albums by many artists; most notably Lou Reed, Meatloaf, Diana Ross and Michael Bolton. His brother Bruce released a statement following the announcement of his brother’s death:
“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. I know he is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this very sad time.”
Sadly, Bruce and his brother had become estranged over the last several years over copyright issues and merchandise sales, neither of which are believed to have been resolved before Bob’s passing.
RIP Bob, you will be missed.
Which songs that Bob played are your favorites?