EX-KISS AXEMAN BRUCE KULICK TO RELEASE ‘BK3’ IN EUROPE IN JANUARY
November 25, 2009
Frontiers Records proudly announces the signing of Bruce Kulick for the European release of “BK3” – his third solo album – on January 29th 2010.
Kulick, who first gained notoriety as a member of Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” touring band, may be best known for his twelve years (1984-1996) as lead guitarist of KISS, during which time he appeared on nine gold, two platinum and one multi-platinum KISS albums. It is, however, the wealth of experience he has gained in his 13 post-KISS years that shines through on “BK3”.
The album takes listeners for quite a ride over its twelve songs… from the frenetic and anger-fuelled “Fate” (co-written by Kevin Churko, known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne), to the philosophical and uplifting “Life”. Never one to mind sharing the spotlight with other talented musicians, Kulick invited several guest artists to appear on “BK3”, including Gene Simmons of KISS on the anthemic “Ain’t Gonna Die”, Doug Fieger (lead vocalist of The Knack) on the soon-to-be pop classic “Dirty Girl”, Tobias Sammett (Edguy, Avantasia) and Eric Singer (KISS) on the fierce “I’m The Animal”, Nick Simmons (son of Gene) on “Hand of the King”, former Union cohort John Corabi on the moody “No Friend Of Mine” and guitar legend Steve Lukather (Toto) on the exciting instrumental “Between The Lines.”
In the works for nearly six years and produced by Jeremy Rubolino, “BK3” delivers explosive hard rock arrangements and addictive pop melodies that honour both Kulick’s singular past and bright future. “Many albums lack cohesion with different vocalists, but I know that my guitar playing is the glue on BK3,” Kulick says. “There was the clear goal of making absolutely the best record that I could put together. I feel like this is my Revenge.”
“BK3” includes the following tracks:
Ain’t Gonna Die (featuring Gene Simmons) – MP3 sample
No Friend of Mine (featuring John Corabi)
Hand of the King (featuring Nick Simmons)
Dirty Girl (featuring Doug Fieger)
Final Mile – MP3 sample
I’m The Animal (featuring Tobias Sammet and Eric Singer) – MP3 sample
And I Know
Between The Lines (featuring Steve Lukather)
Skydome (from the BK CD “Audiodog”) – Exclusive Bonus Track for Europe
Bruce plans to take “BK3” to his fans through as many avenues as possible, including live concerts, appearances at KISS Expos and media. While there have been many milestones along the way in his 30+ years of performing and recording, “BK3” marks a new pinnacle for Bruce Kulick.