Blackie Lawless and Chris Holmes each pay tribute to deceased guitarist Bob Kulick

Blackie Lawless and Chris Holmes each pay tribute to deceased guitarist Bob Kulick

Yesterday, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick made the sad announcement that his brother Bob had passed away at the age of 70.

Bob Kulick played guitar on some of the most iconic albums in heavy metal history including on W.A.S.P.‘s The Crimson Idol (1992) and on three of the five studio tracks from KISSAlive II (1977).

Both W.A.S.P. founder and frontman Blackie Lawless and former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes each had some very nice things to say about Bob Kulick after finding out that he passed away.

The following message was posted on W.A.S.P.‘s Facebook page earlier today:

Bob Kulick Passing –

When voices we know are suddenly silenced, we are left stunned and solemn. An extraordinary talent has now been silenced. I owe a large debt of gratitude to the one I nicknamed “3-day Bob”. I’m not sure if he would ever know how much his talent would be held in awe by his peers and the world.

As time passes in our lives, we reflect on what we have had, lost, and what we will miss the most.

I was fortunate enough to have worked with him, and spend time with him going to Yankee games. We would talk about baseball more than music. His remarkable gifts left a uniquely indelible mark on my career and my life. I’ll always have those records to go back and listen to if I want to hear him speak. But if you wanna know who he really was, just listen to the music he made. Few, and I mean few, could do what this man did with an instrument.

I used the word earlier… but I must use it again…EXTRAORDINARY!!


Holmes‘ wife Cathy-Sarah Holmes posted the following message on her Facebook page earlier today:

“We just heard that Bob died and this really put sadness in Chris heart

Chris words

« everytime I was around Bob he treated me with the utmost respect.

I played on a record for him and he paid me twice the money I was told I was gonna he paid . That was the kind of human being Bob was.

Gone to soon . I love you . Rip Bob »”