BOB KULICK DEAD AT 70 Sunday May 31 2020, 2:00 PM

Legendary guitarist and record producer   Bob Kulick   has died at the age of 70. His passing was confirmed by his brother, former   KISS   guitarist   Bruce Kulick .

Earlier today,   Bruce   posted the following message on social media: "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."

Throughout his 40-plus-year music career,   Bob Kulick   has worked with an astonishing array of artists: from   Meat Loaf   to   MOTÖRHEAD ; from   KISS   to   Michael Bolton ;   W.A.S.P.   to   Diana Ross ; as well as legends such as   Roger Daltrey ,   Alice Cooper ,   Lou Reed   and   Paul Stanley 's first solo LP and tour.

Bob   began his musical profession at 16 — when most high schoolers are still trying to figure out where they're going in life — appearing on the 1966 album   "Winchester Cathedral"   from the   RANDOM BLUES BAND , the "baby band" that   Bob   played in that played The Café Wha in New York's Greenwich Village alongside   Jimmy James   and the   BLUE FLAMES   (later rechristened   Jimi Hendrix ).

1973 saw   Kulick   make the connection that he has been associated the most with throughout his career. He auditioned for — and got passed over by —   KISS . Instead of being dejected, the six-stringer aligned himself with the band over the years, playing on the studio material on   "Kiss Alive II" , providing solos on the   "Killers"   album, co-writing   "Naked City"   from   "Unmasked"   and guesting on   Paul Stanley 's 1979 solo album and tour a decade later. He even suggested his brother to the band.

Last month,   Bruce   admitted in an interview that his relationship with   Bob   was "not healthy."   Bruce   spoke about his estranged older brother five months after   Bob   made a public post on his personal   Facebook   page as as well as on his   Instagram   accusing   Bruce   of contributory "copyright infringement" over the sale of " Kulick Brothers " merchandise items, including a signed photo. According to   Bob , the items were being made available via   Kiss Army Merchandise   with permission from   Bruce   only.   Bob   went on to say that   Bruce   "has a restraining order" against him, but didn't offer any more details about the circumstances that led to the order being issued.

During 2017's   "Kiss Kruise VII" , the   Kulick   brothers played a 13-song set that featured 10 rarely performed   KISS   songs such as   "Turn On The Night"   and   "All American Man" , as well as three classics from   Paul Stanley 's 1978 solo album (on which   Bob   performed). That same year,   Bob   released a solo album,   "Skeletons In The Closet" .

Via Blabbermouth

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